Homes with History: Italian Villa With Old World Style

Between the city of Verona and Lake Garda lies this gorgeous villa in Valpolicella, Italy. The original complex dates back to the early 1600s and consists of several buildings around a central courtyard, while the interior features high ceilings, crown molding and antique, Old World-style furniture.

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Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

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Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Cofim Immobiliare, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Villa in the Heart of Valpolicella, Italy

Between the city of Verona and Lake Garda lies Italy's own Valpolicella district, an area made famous for its wine production. Here, in the center of the village of San Pietro in Cariano, an Old World-style villa beckons visitors.

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Grand Entrance to the Garden

The entrance to this property consists of three iron gates and pillars adorned with fresh flowers. As guests arrive, they'll be treated to views of the villa's charming, vine-covered exterior, with merlons that evoke thoughts of a castle.
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Sitting Area Beneath the Trees

Clusters of trees create an idyllic spot to share conversation and a bottle of wine. Wood benches, chairs and a round dining table embrace the shade as well.
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Garden Wall, Trees Provide Privacy

Though the complex is located in the town center and has convenient access to shops, a stone wall and tall trees make the villa feel very private.

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Villa Dates Back to the 1600s

The complex dates back to the early 1600s, and consists of several buildings that surround a central courtyard. Gothic arches and vines really capture that sense of history, while rich green shutters bring the exterior into the 21st century.
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Lawn Features Gorgeous Greenery

Fresh flowers, hedges and tall trees are just some of the many features that make this lawn so alluring. On warm afternoons, the owners can go for a stroll or sit and take in the beauty of their surroundings.
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Open Spaces for Garden Parties

When they want to host brunch or celebrate a friend's birthday, the owners can break out their bright white, weatherproof dining set. Gravel below can be used as an impromptu dance floor, too.
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Romantic Touches Enhance Idyllic Setting

When set against the villa's archways and vines, the white dining set feels especially romantic. Trimmed hedges give the owners some additional privacy and further the sense of a secret garden.
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Windows Fill Villa With Natural Light

Green shutters both complement the garden's hues and can be opened to reveal charming wood windows. Because they span the length of the villa, the windows are sure to fill all three floors with stunning natural light.
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Courtyard Exudes Old World Charm

With ivy-covered windows, planters and a stone well, the central courtyard exudes Old World charm. A tower ahead overlooks the Province of Verona.
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Green Shutters Create Cohesion

A closer look at the central courtyard reveals green shutters that match those along the villa's exterior. By putting these here as well, the landscape architects created cohesion between the two spaces.
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Courtyard Includes a Splash of Citrus

Brick archways and iron gates underscore the courtyard's Old World style. Meanwhile, a newly planted lemon tree provides a splash of color and the sweet scent of citrus.
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Tower With Panoramic Views of Verona

As if this historic villa didn't already feel like a castle, the structure comes with its own tower that overlooks the Province of Verona. From up here, the region seems even more picture-perfect.
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Foyer Features Old World Details

Stepping inside the villa reveals a sophisticated, Old World-style foyer. An area rug softens the beautiful blue-and-green tiled floor, while a wrought iron railing draws the eye up to the second level.
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Blue and Green Tile Decorates Hallway

That beautiful blue and green tile extends down the hall, creating a sense of flow from one room to the next. Wood benches and armchairs provide plenty of seating along the way.

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Powder-Blue Drawing Room

Crown molding and pale blue, patterned wallpaper make this drawing room feel stately and historical. Two upholstered sofas and five armchairs ensure that there are plenty of seats for visitors.

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French Doors Open to the Courtyard

On the far side of the drawing room, French doors open to the central courtyard. In turn, the owners can enjoy fresh air and natural light while entertaining their guests inside.
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Family Room With Fun Patterns

Of the villa's many rooms, this living space is perhaps the most colorful. A red striped sofa and yellow chairs complement the area rug and enliven the white walls, while framed photographs and dishes bring additional personality to the space.
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Dark Wood Trim in Dining Room

Large windows with dark wood trim continue the Old World feel into the dining room. Because the walls and floors are so much lighter, the wood adds dimension to the space and draws the eye in towards the antique table.
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Grand Formal Dining Room

Have you ever seen a dining room so grand? Eight chairs provide plenty of room around the antique table, while a crystal chandelier illuminates the gorgeous crown molding and gold wallpaper.
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Fireplace Topped With Large Mirror

A fireplace anchors the other side of the dining room, with ornate carvings etched right into the stone. A white mirror sits directly on top and makes the space feel larger in scale.
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Charming Breakfast Nook

Whether they're sipping coffee and reading the newspaper or just enjoying a quick bite, the owners will make broad use of this charming breakfast nook. Blue curtains pair well with the white walls and complement the striped tablecloth.
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Built-In Bench By Fireplace

Though the fireplace is no longer in use, a beautiful cushioned bench sits before it and provides extra seating in the breakfast nook. To the left, a small oven assists with meal prep.
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Traditional Guest Bedroom

Believe it or not, but this bedroom is actually one of *twenty* in the whole house! A sweet floral armchair by the window and a large bed keep the space comfortable for guests.
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Bedroom Includes Mirrored Wardrobe

Throughout the home, guests will notice beautiful antique furniture, like this dark wood dresser and matching wardrobe. With mirrors built right into the design, the wardrobe reflects the bedroom and makes it feel larger.
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Soothing White-and-Marble Bathroom

A marble wall treatment adds subtle movement to the upstairs bathroom. With a large tub and plenty of natural light, the owners can soak in here for a long while.
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Bedroom With Old World Style

Warm walls and a dark wood headboard give this guest bedroom a hint of Old World style. Woven area rugs soften the floor, while red curtains can be pulled back for more light.
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Kids' Bedroom With Space for Play

Neutral walls are a smart choice for the little ones, as the hue is both soft and soothing. Twin beds give each child his or her own space, with plenty of room in the middle for play, while a dresser keeps their clothes tidy.
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Timeless White Teens' Bedroom

Imagine quiet afternoons spent reading on the bed or journaling by the window. White walls, clean linens and lightweight curtains accentuate the dreamy aesthetic, while a wood dresser and desk give the teens' bedroom a sense of timelessness.
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Pretty Pink Wallpaper in Guest Bedroom

Whereas the teens' bedroom has soothing white walls, the connecting guest bedroom features blush pink wallpaper. When paired with a wood beam, dresser and headboard, as well as floral bed linens, the space feels romantic yet natural.
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Basement With Broad Archways

In addition to three floors, the villa includes a spacious, 273-square-meter basement with broad archways. Thanks to its size, the basement could be used for extra storage or could even be converted into a wine cellar.
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