My Weekend Escape to Tenuta Le Cave
Italy is filled with fabulous hotels, but few are as memorable as Tenuta Le Cave, a luxury boutique hotel located near romantic Verona. But while Verona is filled with gelato-eating tourists, desparately trying to get a selfie in front of Juliet’s balcony, this luxury boutique hotel is a haven for us wishing to escape the mass tourism that is continously plaguing Italy. Pack your bags, it’s time to discover this romantic weekend escape which is hidden away in the hills of Tregnago.
Booking a weekend stay at Tenuta Le Cave was a complete accident. We went there long before they had a well-functioning Instagram profile, long before their website looked smashing. All we found was a humble profile on a random booking site, and we quickly fell for the owner’s purpose: to provide a relaxing weekend escape from Verona, a quiet haven, somewhere for you to relax and find your footing. Somewhere to fall in love.
And indeed we did. Nestled in the Amarone wine making region, Tenuta Le Cave is a natural and evocative building facing the valley of the Valpolicella DOC region and with the first summits of Lessinia Natural Park only a stone throw away. Surrounded by vineyards, woods and olive trees, there’s nothing to do here except for relaxing and dreaming.
I tend to fall for places like Tenuta Le Cave, stunning places that are yet to be discovered. Places in waiting, if you’d like. The beauty and the quietness reminds of the beautiful seaside resort Sperlonga, another gem which is yet to be discovered by most tourists.
Our Romantic Rooms at Tenuta Le Cave
Being more an estate than a hotel, you will find that the rooms at Tenuta Le Cave are sophisiticated and with an exquisite design and attention to detail. If you’re looking for privacy, this is the place for you.
The deluxe rooms and the junior suite is located in the manor house, and this is also where you will find the main reception, the bar and restaurant, the wine cellar and the spa (why, yes of course there is a spa). If you like even more privacy, you will find that the luxurious villa, which is located only 500m from the manor house, might be more up your alley. The beautiful suites are equipped with their own lounges, perfectly surrounded by a stunning garden.
Even though I was staying at the boutique hotel with my best friend, we couldn’t help noticing how romantic the entire setting was. Our bed was covered with rose petals, we toasted with prosecco in the jacuzzi, we went for afternoon walks along the olive trees, and we spent the early autumn evenings drinking locally produced Amarone on their terrace, overlooking the hills of Verona and wishing we could stay forever.
On our last day, I think we both fell hopelessly in love with the beautiful building as a local florist came driving up the hillside with a car filled with stunning flowers, ready to decorate historical Tenuta Le Cave for an autumnal wedding reception. I’m pretty sure we both started planning our future weddings right then and there (and if you’re thinking of wedding venues near Verona, you should consider it too!).
Tasting The Menu & World-Class Wine at Tenuta Le Cave
The estate is the remains of an old quarry, but did I mention that it today has been transformed into an enchanting vineyard, perfectly nestled between wine grapes and olive trees?
The wines produced at Tenuta Le Cave are all organic and biodynanic – and incredibly tasteful. In the bar and restaurant, you’ll find wine produced on the estate itself, and they can offer great wines like Valpolicella, Ripasso and Amarone. I can highly recommend going for a walk along the wine ranks – or perhaps even sign up for a wine tasting class in the cellar at Tenuta Le Cave. You’ll find that their wines are made with passion, love and a special attentio to anything local.
In fact, you’ll find these same values as the pillars of the estate itself. The rooms are purposely luxurious – with details that are both eco-friendly and drawn from the Tregango region itself: there’s local wood, traditional cast iron and Italian Lessinia stones everywhere. All a reminder of the land in which Tenuta Le Cave grew out of.
The food is local, tasty and a true indulgence. We basically rolled out from the restaurant and onto the balcony, where we sat until the early hours of the morning, enjoying our Amarone and the stunning views of the Verona hills.
I can’t wait to go back.