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Soave has won the “ Borgo dei Borghi 2022”!

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There are satisfactions bound to remain key points over the years. The victory of Soave as the best borgo in Italy in the contest created by the TV program Kilimangiaro on Rai3 , is for sure one of them.

It is not only the recognition of a beauty that has always filled us with pride, but also to know that such result is due to the commitment and perseverance of an entire community. In fact thanks to a far-sigted management of the territory we have an environment preserved in its original splendor both historical /cultural and of the landscape.

A territory rich in authentic excellences among which there is the Soave white, a wine famous all over the world, a beautiful gem among the other gems.

After Tropea in 2021, now it’s Soave’s turn!

Twenty competing borghi to represent each region of Italy: twenty small towns that testify ,once again, the extraordinary richness of our Country, its amazing diversity.

Soave has won the first place, followed by Millesimo (Savona) and Castelfranco Piandisco (Arezzo), achieving a historic result: It’s the first time that a borgo set in the Veneto region wins this television competition that dates back to 2014.

Among the motivations of the jury composed of starry chef Rosanna Marziale, Italian essayist and academic Piergiorgio Odifreddi and art historian Jacopo Veneziani, we read that to make Soave the most beautiful borgo in Italy have been in particular “its landscape and cultural peculiarities, its folklore and history” of which the medieval castle with its wide walls that surround the village is the most striking evidence.

The victory of an entire community.

As we said at the beginning, the satisfaction is great also because it is a result that rewards the whole community of Soave, all the operators who in various ways work in this area and who have, each one in his own field, helped to win this coveted trophy.

Corte dei Soavi Relais that has made quality its absolute standard of reference, naturally fits into this frame of prestige. Its location in the heart of a hill surrounded by vineyards, is a strategic place from which to explore far and wide this beautiful area. A territory that offers many reasons of interest: from bike rides, to horse riding, walks among the fields and orchards and ancient buildings.

Unmissable for food and wine lovers the visits in the cellar to taste and possibly buy at competitive prices, our Soave, without forgetting that , just a stone’s throw away, there is the Valpolicella area , famous all over the world for its Amarone, one of the great red wines to age, not only Italian.

If you want to spend a pleasant holiday in all relax, also a family holiday, enjoying the beauty of the landscape, the richness of the local cuisine, the variety of cultural initiatives… then we are convinced that Corte dei Soavi Relais will satisfy you as you deserve.

Want to know more? Send a mail or call: we’ll be happy to give you all the information you need!

 

 

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Soave and the surrounding area

Published in Corte dei Soavi

SOAVE

The municipality of Soave is rich in historical, architectural and cultural evidence. The area where we are and the surrounding places offer our guests the opportunity of long walks being enchanted by the vineyards as far as the eye can see, of tasting typical local products thanks to the food and wine roads, of taking part in celebrations, festivals, cultural events and exibitions.

Soave is a municipality of little more than 7000 inhabitants located aproximately 30 km to the east of Verona. From its hills you can see the skyline of Monti Berici and Colli Euganei.

Most people think that the name of the medieval town of Soave comes from the “soavità”,  the goodness of wine that is produced here. But probably were the Svevi, best known here with the name of Soavi, who gave the name in the Middle Ages. They were a tribe of German origin who came to live here because of the strategic position considering the barbaric invasions that took place about 500 AD. There is also evidence of the Roman presence. Graves and tomb stones dating back to Roman times witness 2000 years of history.

A well preserved castle with turreted walls has overlooked the old part of the town since 934 AD.

SOAVE AND THE WINE

Soave gives the name to one of the largest wine districts in the world. A yearly production  that ranges from 53 to 58 million bottles. It is the most important in Italy. Soave hills are the ideal habitat for wines because they are of volcanic turfaceous soil significantly chalky. They are also very rich in fossils. In the museums of Roncà and Bolca there are important collections. Both of them are not so far.

From the castle of Soave you can see about 7000 ha of vineyards spotted with the villages, castles, villas and palaces of the 13 municipalities where DOCG Soave Superiore, Recioto di Soave and the Soave DOC are produced.

Soave is a white wine produced from Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave grapes, very appreciated abroad. It is very popular before a meal in bars in the centre of the towns and with fish dishes. Soave can be dry, slightly sparkling or sweet if made with Garganega grapes left overripe. In the latter case it becomes a dessert wine, Recioto. The hilly area of production gives the best quality of Soave, the Classico Superiore, the 20% of the whole production that is of about 50 million litres a year.
From the castle of Soave you can see the vineyards that make possible such a quantity.

Corte dei Soavi is there, nested in the middle of vineyards in a breathless landscape rich in history and culture.

Soave for its position deserves more than one day or short visit because within 100 km and less than one hour by car, you can reach any interesting place in Veneto, a region so rich in history, art, culture, traditions, palaces, churches but at the same time with modern industry and very famous international shows.

Verona
30 km far, with its Arena di Verona Opera Festival, Vinitaly, MarmoMac and Fiera Cavalli. Not to forget museums, churches and  the home of Romeo and Juliet.

Vicenza
39 km, the city of  Andrea Palladio, with the Basilica Palladiana, Piazza dei Signori, Teatro Olimpico and a number of Palladian Villas in the outskirts.

Mantova
70 km, the land of Gonzaga with masterpieces by Andrea Mantegna, Leon Battista Alberti and Giulio Romano.

You will be able to visit other medieval castles in Montecchio Maggiore (29 km), Castelvecchio in Verona (35 km).
Castel San Pietro overlooking Verona, Castel del Catajo (92km), in Marostica (75km), in Monselice (75 km) and Malcesine by Garda Lake (94km).
Marostica, Castelfranco, Cittadella, Monselice, Montagnana all have well preserved medieval walls.

For leisure time you can go to the Terme di Giunone (10 km), Garda Lake with its great fun parks like Gardaland (55km) or in winter to ski in Trentino. It is impossible to mention all village fairs and street food  festivals where it is possible to eat  traditional food and drink good wine.
Finally in the peace and silence of the evening at Corte dei Soavi you’ll be able to sip a good glass of wine after an unforgettable and fantastic day out.

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