La Rosa e Il Leone

Bed & Breakfast

Immerse yourself in sentiment and romance at Valeria’s charming Veronese villa. The walls sing with framed opera programmes and music scores


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Everything about La Rosa e Il Leone, from the ancient Roman columns in the flower-filled garden to the Juliet-style balcony of the marble-floored master bedroom, breathes feeling and romance. Named after Valeria’s Veronese father and Milanese mother – the Rose of Lombardy, the Lion of the Veneto – the villa is an ode to their love both for each other and for the arts. The walls sing with framed musical scores and programmes from nights at La Scala (Milan) and L’Arena (Verona), while adjoining first-floor sitting rooms celebrate the juxtaposition of the masculine (hard lines, dark colours, stacks of leather-bound books) and the feminine (curves, pastel colours, a passion for music and dance). The soft hand-woven sheets on antique-framed beds were part of Valeria’s mother’s dowry, the furniture part of her parents’ lifetime collection. Stroll under leafy pergolas; listen to the history humming in the ancient cypresses; breakfast, deliciously, outside and admire an extraordinary replica of the Louvre’s Winged Victory. Like her house, Valeria is a gold-mine of high culture. A must for anyone visiting Verona.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Mid-October to mid-April.
Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €150
Single €85. Whole house: €2100 per week.
2 Doubles
From €150


Simply the most special place we have ever stayed. The garden is exquisite - wisteria tumbling over stone walls, beautiful sculptures, pots of lemon and orange trees scenting the doorway. There are lovely, spacious bedrooms (with those incredible sheets) and lots of comfortable spots in the house to relax. Incredible attention to detail, with fresh flowers in every room, fires laid in the fireplaces, and fruit, wine and coffee in the kitchen. But the very best part is the warm, caring and fun presence of Valeria, Maura and Giovanna. Our whole family fell in love and we can't wait to go back.

Laura, Boston, ma

Arriving at La Rosa e Il Leone was like entering a secret garden. Valeria has such a wonderful artistic eye and uses it to enhance everything about this incredible place. Our room was glorious, with a view over the impressive garden and the bed covered in fine linen. Maura's fresh flowers filled the grand house with delightful scents. Giovanna kindly walked us through the grounds, giving us their history. Breakfast was a delicious spread of fresh pastries and bread, cereals, eggs - from their very own chickens - and plenty of coffee! We can’t wait to visit again.


La Dolce Vita. La Rosa e Il Leone was our fist stay in Italy of a 6 week trip, we stayed in some amazing accommodation on our journey but no one could match this place. We fell in love with our hosts Giovanna & Valeria, there hospitality is so generous and welcoming. We really felt like we were staying with long lost friends after being there a few days. The property itself has certain magic about it, everything is of generous proportions. Spacious clean rooms, comfortable beds, quiet location, amazing breakfast, everything has be thought of. I would not hesitate to recommend La Rosa.


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