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BE PROTAGONIST OF YOUR EVENT AT LA PILA WITH US: EXPERIENCE COOKING AND FEEDING AS IN THE PAST. Live your holiday at La Pila as an experience to be remembered and as a story to be told.
Every Thursday morning we organize a cooking class to discover products and flavors of the local tradition and in the evening we will taste all together the dishes prepared in the morning.
Every Thursday morning from 9h00 we organize our cooking class of La Pila.
Depending on the interest of the participants and from the season, our cook Serafina will teach you to prepare homemade pasta just like during the past, to cook the typical risotto Vialone Nano IGP, to create exquisite sauces and condiments with products our vegetable garden. It is a basic, aesy and traditional cooking class, that aims to bring all the guests of our farm, both Italian and foreigners, to the authentic flavors of Verona countryside. During the cooking class Serafina will be helped by Carlotta who will translate in English for foreign guests all the various steps of the preparations.
As an alternative to the traditional cooking course there is the possibility, again depending on the availability of the products offered by our orchards and from our vegetable garden, to learn how to prepare the tomato puree, jams and pickles you will surely have the occasion to savor during your stay during the breakfast or the dinner.
All dishes produced will be a triumph of healthy and genuine flavors that you can taste in the evening all together during our dinner-tasting.

Cooking class every Thursday morning from 9h00 a.m.
Children from 10 years old may participate if accompanied by a parent participant.
Course fee per adult and / or child: from 10,00 to 20,00 Euro per participant, depending on the type of the course.
Reservation is required at least one day before.
Participation only in combination with the evening's dinner.

Dinner-tasting every Thursday evening at 19h30.
Price for dinner: 20,00 Euros per adult - 10,00 Euro for children from 5 to 10 years old - free of charge for children from 0 to 4 years old.
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.
Contacts des entreprises
Via Pila 42
37049 - Villa Bartolomea (VR)
+390442659289 www.tenutalapila.com
Informations supplémentaires
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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