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BE PROTAGONIST OF YOUR EVENT AT LA PILA WITH US: A FITNESS-TOUR ALTOGETHER IN THE SURROUNDINGS.  Live your holiday at La Pila as an experience to be remembered and as a story to be told.
Every Tuesday morning or afternoon we will walk or bike to the embankment of the Adige River: an experience to feed the spirit and to know an area almost unknown!
Tenuta La Pila Agritourism is not only an ideal destination for those who want to relax and unplug but also for those who want to dedicate some of their time to the sport, to stay in shape and to discover the area and the nature! Every Tuesday morning or afternoon at approximately 8h30 AM or 15h30 PM Alberto will make you grasp the beauty of a corner of the real countryside of the Verona plain walking or biking for about 6 or 9 km between fields, alleyways and narrow streets to get to the Adige River, the second longest river in Italy preceded by Po River.
It will be not only an opportunity to explore our beautiful and almost untouched territory but also a moment to do some sport and breathe the pure air of the countryside.
Along the way you will be enchanted by the stories of Alberto, a Milanese engineer who left his hometown for the love of the country life. You can catch his passion and his love for a territory very often forgotten and underrated through short stories from Prehistory, to the Revival, from the events of brigands to the legends handed down from the grandparents of our grandparents.
But after feeding your mind will not miss the opportunity to also feed your body with the snack of  La Pila prepared with genuine and healthy products.

Every Tuesday morning departure at 8h30 or afternoon departure at 15h30.
Route of about 6 km - walk in 2 hours / 2 hours and half or by bike in 1 hour / 1 hour and half
Route of about 9 km - walk in 3 hours / 3 hours and half or by bike in 2 hours / 2 hours and half
Participation cost: 5,00 Euro snack included
Reservation is required at least one day before.
Participation reserved only to the lodging guests.
  • Via Pila 42
    Villa Bartolomea - località Spinimbecco (VR)


Situated on the banks of the river Adige, immersed in the tranquillity of the wonderful countryside of the Valli Grandi Veronesi, you will find our little paradise. My wife Raimonda and I, together with our daughter Carlotta and her husband Bruno, we will be ready to welcome you during your vacation to discover the original tastes, the country fragrances and the rural life far from the frenzy of the present day. You will also have the opportunity to meet our faithful "puppy" Spotty.
Company Contacts
Via Pila 42
37049 - Villa Bartolomea (VR)
+390442659289 www.tenutalapila.com
Further information
The Farm is located on the edge of a vast plain known as the Valli Grandi Veronesi – the Great Verona Valleys. Intensive farming began in this area toward the end of the seventeenth century, with the introduction of rice farming exploiting the abundant water supply from the nearby Adige River.

In 1732 Count Rizzardo Sambonifacio was granted a concession to use multiple local water sources, channelled as required, for his rice paddies and for construction of a “Roda da Pilla”, meaning a rice-husking mill.
The result was construction of the La Pila house in Spinimbecco which still stands today - the building that would lend its name to the road from the centre of town to the rice fields and the mill.

A large farmyard was built, with a wall enclosing the residential buildings: the home of the Count and the people in charge of administration and supervision of the work on the farm, and next to it the home of the tenant farmers, sharecroppers and permanently hired labourers who worked in the fields. Adjacent to the large threshing floor for wheat and fodder were the working farm buildings: the stables, the sheds and the barn, as well as minor accessory structures such as the caneva for storing food and wine, the chicken coop, the oven, the well, the brolo garden and the vegetable garden.

Life on the estate flowed along as slowly as the great Adige River, which brought not only development but disaster over the years. The year of the great catastrophe was 1882. In the month of September torrential rains and the snow that had melted in the mountains over the course of a particularly hot summer caused the Adige to flood its banks. The flood devastated the city of Verona, carrying away houses and bridges, and the river broke through its right bank south of Legnago : the huge mass of water made the Great Valleys of Verona into one enormous lake.
Quite apart from its disastrous consequences for the local people, the flood led to big changes in agriculture in the area. Rice-growing was gradually abandoned in favour of maize, known locally as frumentone, meaning “big wheat”, or, in dialect, formentòn zalo, “big yellow wheat”.

The estate had several different proprietors after the Sambonifacio family. The Sartori family, the current proprietors, purchased the estate in the 1930s and immediately set about renewing the land and buildings. They renovated the landowner’s villa, planted tobacco, and converted one of the old barns into tobacco drying rooms.
The first orchards were planted in the ’50s. A new phase of renewal and investment began in the early ’90s.
La Pila is still loved by everyone who goes there!
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