This 14th century barn converted into a contemporary B&B is located in the quiet, lush Tuscan countryside, only a short drive away from Florence, Arezzo, Siena and Chianti wineries.
How would you describe Pianaura Suites in a nutshell?
Pianaura Suites is a peaceful paradise in the heart of Valpolicella, just north of Verona near Lake Garda. Our luxury B&B is made up of two 17th century stone houses with two suites located on a hilltop and surrounded by vineyards.
What was your inspiration to open a B&B?
We found theses houses about 20 years ago when my husband was looking for something in the area of Valpolicella. When he saw this place he immediately fell in love with it and decided to buy it. We had originally intended to live here by ourselves instead of opening up a B&B and it was only a few years later after restoring the houses that we decided to open it up to vacation guests as well. We truly enjoy sharing the beauty of this place, its peace and tranquility with our guests.
How would you describe the atmosphere of the suites?
We had a very good architect for the restoration of the houses. My husband and I did the interior design, which is a mixture of items we have brought back from our travels. There are intentionally not too many things around the place as we cherish the simplicity of it. However, it is still very much a work in progress, as we tend to move furniture around to keep things changing.
What is so special about staying at Pianaura Suites?
Pianaura Suites is a very quiet and well-preserved place with a beautiful view of the surrounding nature, which I absolutely love. Our guests usually enjoy just that, being in a place where they can experience a deep silence. All the while the centre of Verona is just a 20-minute drive away, making it an easy destination for meals or a day trip.
What’s been the biggest reward about opening Pianaura Suites as a B&B?
My favourite thing about opening up Pianaura Suites is meeting so many interesting people from all over the world. I can’t be here all day, but I enjoy being here as much as possible to give recommendations on what to do in the area in order to discover the real Valpolicella.