Welcome to Parry B&B
Mario and Anne welcome guests to their Italian/English family home in Negrar, near Verona, Lake Garda and the Dolomite mountains. We offer accommodation in large double/triple rooms with private bathroom and balcony. The rooms have air-conditioning, tea and coffee-making facilities, fridge, TV, free Internet and wi-fi. Car parking is available at no extra charge. We serve a full continental breakfast in the comfortable living-room or in the garden in summer.
Negrar is a traditional old town in a beautiful valley in the Valpolicella area with a lively market on Mondays. The town centre is five minutes' walk from the house, and is famous for its pizzerias and restaurants.
The area is well known for the production of Valpolicella wine, including top of the market 'Amarone' and 'Recioto'. We are happy to arrange visits to the local 'cantine' and often take our guests to visit small local vineyards and wineries which produce excellent Amarone and Recioto wine but are not on the main wine-tasting circuits.
Negrar is only 12 km from Verona , with its opera season in the Arena (June to September) and its jazz festival in the Roman Theatre in June. For opera lovers, we can arrange taxi transport at the end of the opera.
Who we are
Mario has lived in Verona and the Valpolicella area of Italy all his life, while Anne moved to Italy from Oxford and has lived in Negrar for the last 20 years.
Mario loves photography and walking in the vineyards and olive groves behind our house, or further afield in the Verona hills, Monte Baldo and the Dolomite mountains. He is an expert guide to the footpaths in the area and is always happy to share his knowledge with our guests.
Anne loves swimming in Lake Garda and also in the thermal baths at Aquardens and local swimming pools.
We also enjoy the opera at the Arena in Verona in the summer, evenings out for dinner by Lake Garda , or in the Lessinia hills.
Whenever we can we love to take the train to Venice, where Anne worked for 10 years teaching English at Ca' Foscari University.
We also enjoy accompanying our guests on wine tasting excursions to some of the wineries in our area. Mario prefers Valpolicella Classico, Amarone and Recioto from our area, while Anne prefers the white wines from the south part of Lake Garda, Lugana and Custoza.
Another of Mario's hobbies is Tai Chi, while Anne prefers yoga and studying languages.
Location and good service is our keyWe live only half an hour from Lake Garda with its many attractions, such as Gardaland for all the family, Canevaworld for fun in the water and many other parks and zoos. Our favourite is Aquardens, a wonderful place for a day out with a beautiful park outside and pools with warm thermal water inside and outside - ideal for total relaxation.
We also recommend visiting other towns in the north east of Italy. Venice is easy by train - you arrive in the centre of town where you can take the no.1 waterboat down the Grand Canal to St. Mark's Square. Other towns well worth visiting are Rovereto, Trento and Bolzano to the north, Mantua, Modena and Bologna to the south, Vicenza and Padua to the east and Brescia and Bergamo to the west.
Our B&B is convenient for Verona's Trade Fairs, including the world-famous Vinitaly in April (book early to find any accommodation in the area!) as well as the International Exhibition of Marble, Stone and Technology, the International Horse Fair in November and the Agriculture Fair in February.
Wine-tasting tours of the Valpolicella vineyardsWe enjoy welcoming guests to our home and showing people around our area.
While you are staying at Parry Bed and Breakfast, you might like to take part in a guided wine tasting tour.
Mario will be pleased to arrange the trip for you and take you to visit some of the most interesting local vineyards and ‘cantine’ where you will be able to taste a variety of wines including: Valpolicella Classico, Valpolicella Superiore, Ripasso (if available), Amarone and Recioto.
It is also possible to visit other areas nearby including Bardolino, Soave, Custoza, Lugana etc.
You will learn about the wine-making process and see the different stages of production, depending on the time of year, as well as discovering parts of the Valpolicella area you would not otherwise see.