The Valpolicella territory has ancient origins and it has natural beauties and artistic value.
In the Roman period it was already known for its fascinating harmonious landscape and its tranquillity.
Ancient palaces and noble villas are among the most attractive historical monuments in the area. During the rule of the Most Serene Republic of Venice, large land tenures were established: country houses turned into splendid villas, decorated by the best artists of that period, and became the place where aristocracy and intellectuals had their cultural gatherings.
Religious monuments are also very popular: San Giorgio and San Floriano parish churches and Santa Maria in Stelle Hypogeum in the valley of Valpantena are architectural jewels. Rural and town churches are spread all over the territory, enriching Valpolicella rural building panorama, made of small villages, courts, towers, capitals, fountains and dry stone walls. All these monuments were built by local peasants, whose technical mastery actually turned country labour into art.