The estate of Pojega, was purchased in 1649 by the Rizzardi Family, who were at that time living in Verona.
Count Antonio Rizzardi (1742-1808) commissioned the gardens from the famous Architect Luigi Trezza (1752-1823) in 1783.
It is one of the last remaining examples of an "Italian style garden" and is renowed for its outdoor green amphitheatre and the spectacular surrounding views.
The original architectural drawings are now preserved in Verona's Civic Library.
The Villa was restored in 1850's, in the fifteenth century Venetian style, by Architect Filippo Messedaglia (1823-1901).
The gardens have been recently opened to the pubblic.
The interiors are arranged on 1000 sqm, divided into twenty spacious rooms.
The Village of Pojega is not only famous for its Villa and gardens, but there are also cellars and farm buildings where you can taste wine, olive oil and various products from the estate.
Via Pojega - 37024 Negrar di Valpolicella - Verona (VR)
+39 045 7210028 - +39 045 6212254 Fax
http://www.guerrieri-rizzardi.it (38 click)