The name "El Pendola" is the nickname of Pietro Franceschetti, our great-great-grandfather, an expert winemaker already in the 1800s. During the winter, he built wooden "pendulums", that is particular wedges, designed to immobilize the barrels in the cellar so that they did not roll.
The "El Pendola" farmhouse is located in Valpolicella in Fumane (Verona), in the lush greenery of the cultivated fields. The recently renovated building also respects the tradition and typicality of the country house in the furnishings of the rooms. Guided itineraries in the vineyards and in the cellar allow the visitor to know the various stages of production of the Valpolicella, Recioto, Amarone DOC wines famous all over the world. The tasting is planned together with typical local products.
Our hospitality is typically familiar. A rustically equipped room welcomes the tourist. The rooms are modernly furnished and equipped with all comforts (services, satellite TV, air conditioning). Breakfast is also served in the garden. The store offers typical products, such as DOC wines, extra virgin olive helium, local sausages, grappas, honey, cheeses, jams and homemade "Grandma's dessert".
The agricultural landscape is strongly characterized by the work of man: dry stone walls, paths, crossroads, paths. The prevailing crops are represented by vineyards, cherry trees and centuries-old olive trees with patches of hilly coppice groves. The vines belong to the Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella varieties, which produce the precious grapes to obtain the aforementioned "Valpolicella" wines. A network of pedestrian and cycle paths connects the Agriturismo to the local sports center, the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Salette, the Villas and the Palazzo della Torre. Nearby is Lessinia with its Natural Park, the Molina waterfalls, the Veja Bridge.