Parry Bed & Breakfast

What our guests say

Pamela and Paul - Australia

“A great B&B in glorious wine country!”

A very warm welcome in as good a B&B as we have ever stayed in. Large and comfortable bedroom with balcony, and large bathroom with ample-sized shower. Lots of sitting room with use of lovely patio overlooking garden. Great breakfast and good company. Owners able to advise on all local attractions, good countryside walks, and the wines of the Valpolicella area. They can arrange wine trips if requested. Top score all round!

Kimiko and Paul - Yokohama, London

“Negrar is the perfect base for a relaxing holiday in the beautiful countryside of the Valpolicella region, a thirty minute bus ride from Verona station, from which Venice, Milan and Mantua and, of course, Lake Garda are also in reach for day trips; we had come from a few days in Mantua. Parry B&B turned out to be the perfect choice for accommodation. We generally stay in hotels when on holiday and haven’t been to a B&B for some time; if Parry is at all typical, then we’ve clearly been missing out. Our room and bathroom were in a private area of the house. Breakfast was taken on the terrace overlooking the garden and included fresh figs from their tree. The house—including our accommodation—is beautifully designed and furnished and very cool in thirty plus degrees of sun. We were immediately made to feel more like friends than paying customers and throughout our stay Mario—Anne, unfortunately, was away on business during our visit—was absolutely wonderful. He could not have been more helpful or more attentive without in any way being intrusive. We had pre-arranged a wine tour. This was clearly a good decision as Mario took us to vineyards where he knew the owners who were happy to discuss the wines (and other topics) with us. The tour involved a leisurely drive through some glorious landscape and picturesque villages, with lunch at a rustic café where Mario also knew the owner. Mario also took us on a walk around the area local to Negrar and on a night tour of Verona. We could go on and on about this stay at Parry in Negrar; it was truly a wonderful holiday and we certainly offer it our unqualified recommendation.

Doug and Fiona – Manchester - UK

“Cycling in the Valpolicella valley” I stayed in the smaller of Mario's apartments and we had a great week. The apartment was what it said on the tin and perfectly adequate for our needs. We did use the kitchen a couple of times to cook and indeed the washing machine to wash our cycling gear. There was also a medium sized supermarket a minutes walk away from the apartment which we used on a daily basis for getting breakfast supplies. The thing i thought would be a pain turned out to be a great help. The apartment did not have WIFI so we went to the B&B each day to transfer data into our online account. Mario helped us plan the routes for the days cycling pointing out which roads were quieter and indeed which towns were nicer to visit. He also was a mine of information in terms of giving me maps to use etc. Anne also helped us with the booking of our hire road bikes making about 5 calls to confirm all the details were correct. They we both really concerned that you had as good a trip as possible. In terms of cycling you can get to Lake Garda ,Mantova and of course cross the valley's themselves and discover lots of small sleepy towns. It was harvest time while we were there so lots of activity in the Vinyards We also joined them for a wine tasting trip and I learnt a lot about what made the regions wines so special. Summary would be good apartments made excellent by the care given you by Mario and Anne.

Fifi-le-moors, York, UK

“an Italian home from home” We recently stayed for a week in Mario apartment , and also had use of the garage to store our hire bikes which Anne kindly helped us arrange. The apartment was very comfortable and well-equipped, giving us the freedom to come and go as we please, and prepare our own meals (the supermarket around the corner was very convenient) , but we were also welcome at the B&B to use WIFI. Valpolicella is a stunning area to explore on bikes, we were fortunate to visit during the grape harvest so there was alot of activity around the vineyards, all manual no machines! We didn't cover quite as many miles as we hoped mainly due to me being WOWed by the views and constantly having to stop to take photographs! Super Mario was very helpful lending us a selection of local maps, and took time to suggest routes suitable for cycling on quiet roads and interesting places to visit. Anne and Mario kindly invited us to a wine tasting at a local vineyard where we were able to view and learn about the process, and buy some wonderful wines, which was the perfect end to our holiday. The apartment, Negrar, and Valpolicella exceeded our expectations, we certainly did and saw more than we envisaged, Lake Garda and Verona are easily accessible (either by bike or bus) for a day trip; as much as I love Verona it was nice to escape the tourists and over-inflated prices, and stay in a beautiful small rural town, real Italy.

Wildflwer Stuttgart, Germany

My husband and I, and another friend, stayed with Mario & Anne at their lovely Bed & Breakfast for 3 days! It was a wonderful experience! Set in beautiful Italian wine country, we had such hospitable service from the moment we booked with them! When we arrived, we were greeted with hot tea and options for different restaurants and set up a wine tasting tour! It was a wonderful deal! We arranged for a private wine tasting tour to several vineyards in the area! Truly a wonderful experience, and look forward to getting back down to visit Anne and Mario!

Jude and Richard (Devon, UK) Walking in Valpolicella

Negrar makes a great base to explore the cities and countryside of the Veneto. Mario's appartment was cool and comfortable - the use of a washing machine was a bonus! But the best thing is Mario and Ann's local knowledge. Without them we wouldn't have known where to find the best car park in Verona, the best pizza in Negrar, gentians in the Lessinia mountains and delightful walks through the vinyards and cherry orchards of the Valpolicella. Oh - and where to buy organic wine and delicious cheese from Roberto up in the hills!
Thanks to Mario and Anne for a lovely week in Italy.

MightyMilburn (Copenhagen)

I travel extensively in my line of work, and have stayed at many high end hotels around the world in recent years The Parry B&B might not be the most extravagant and luxurious hotel experience I have had, but my recent stay at this B&B still stands as one of the best overall "hotel" experience I have ever had.

Anne & Mario were the perfect hosts throughout the visit. Their genuine kindness, patience and willingness to help at all times made my stay in Negrar a most memorable experience. As incredible as it may sound they managed to make me feel like a good old friend of the family - stopping by for a visit for a few days.

I give them my highest recommendations. Thank you for a great experience!

Stumpedforaname (Glasgow)

We had the pleasure of staying for 3 nights in a spacious double room in this quietly situated B & B. The bed was huge, excellent storage space, a fridge, couch, table & chairs, with private shower room. There is also a small private balcony leading directly out from the bedroom. We particularly enjoyed the beautiful garden and terrace at the front where we were able to have breakfast one morning, and sit in the sun on a number of occasions. Being keen gardeners we could see how much time and care is given to producing the verdant display of trees, shrubs and flowers. It was wonderful to relax in the garden after busy tourist days in Venice & Verona at the start of our holiday.

Mario is a fantastic host. He uses his local knowledge to give guidance on walks, vineyards and restaurants, supplying tourist and walking maps as required. The best restaurant was Pizzeria Alle Vigne in Negrar where we were given excellent personal service and a wonderful meal - the best overall between Venice, Verona and Negrar. We also enjoyed meals at Al Porton which is in the centre of Negrar itself. We were also privileged to have Mario drive us, on a beautiful sunny day, around the local area and high into the mountains, stopping at the most picturesque churches imagineable, two of which had weddings taking place! We did not hire a car but Verona is easily accessible by bus from Negrar, from where one can get trains to go further afield. We also had a lovely walk through the vineyards to a local cantina, Fratelli Vogadori, where we tested and purchased some high quality Valpolicella wine.

The breakfast was plentiful and nothing was too much trouble for Mario. We only met Anne briefly as she had been away but again she proved to be a friendly and welcoming host. We strongly recommend this accomodation if you are visiting the Valpolicella region.

Marguerite (UK)

Anne and Mario are lovely people. They are genuinely friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make our stay special. The apartment was comfortable and well equipped with everything necessary. It was quiet in the neighbourhood and just a short walk from Parry's house to be able to use WiFi. Nothing was too much trouble for Anne and Mario, and they were kind enough to take us places in their car. We visited vineyards, a fitness club and Lake Garda. They showed us super places to eat and we were most impressed with the quality of food and wine in the area. Mario gave us a good walking route around the places of interest in Verona that was perfect for me as my leg was not good for excessive walking. By the end of the stay we felt we were saying goodbye to old friends whom we (sisters) will most definitely try to visit again as soon as possible.

Pieter (Holland)

Staying at Parry's is a positive surprise in many ways. The location is perfectly situated right between Verona , Lago di Garda, the Monte Baldo mountains and the Valpolicella wine area. It is hard to find a more central place in the region. Superb restaurants (not particularly chic but extremely good quality and affordable food) can be found within walking distance. Last but not least is the very helpful attitude and hospitality Anne and Mario offer you as an integrated part of their formula. Mario is a wine lover who is most helpful in guiding you to the secrets of the Amarone wines to vineyards you would never find yourself, whilst Anne organises everything is a very proper (British) way and make you feel comfortable. This is definitely a place where you will never be a client but a guest. It is my Italian home, far from home.

John, Carol, Rebecca and Jason

Dear Anne and Mario,
I thought I would just drop you a line to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday at Mario's apartment. The apartment itself was lovely and Negrar and the surrounding countryside is beautiful, the perfect spot. Many thanks for your consideration, and if we ever come back, we would love to stay with you again, either at the apartment or at your B & B

Birthe og Jørgen

Vi ville gerne studere området omkring Verona med henblik på at opleve en opera i arenaen i Verona, se på de omliggende større byer samt stifte nærmere bekendtskab med områdets kendte vine.

Ved søgning på nettet fandt vi Anne og Marios Bed and Breakfast i Negrar, og vi tænkte, at det så lovende ud. Og vi blev ikke skuffede. Et udmærket værelse og et godt badeværelse samt dejlig morgenmad på terrassen.

Mario var meget behjælpelig med at finde gode restauranter, og han tog os med på en tur i omegnen med bl. a. besøg på to af de lokale vingårde med udmærket Amarone.

Desværre nåede vi ikke at møde Anne, der var på ferie hos sine forældre i England.

Mario er en lun vært, som vi kun kan anbefale.

Anne and Ken

We had a wonderful time at this B&B. Anne was away when we stayed, but Mario was a great host – friendly and welcoming with invaluable local knowledge. Without him we would not have:
- Gone to the opera in Verona (the cheap 22 euro seats were fine, just borrow a cushion or hire one and enjoy feeling cooler than those in the expensive - and hot - poltrone); - Gone to Lake Garda (pick up some stones from the lake, rub them on your hands and see how soft your skin feels); - Gone to a wine tasting in the mountains (we bought 2 bottles of excellent Amarone); - Had a fantastic meal in an agriturismo (best pasta I've ever had). And he rescued us in Verona when the bus drivers went on strike. Our room was lovely, very spacious with masses of storage space (and coathangers) and, unusually, but very importantly, a kettle and teabags. The prosecco grappa that we bought from Lidl down the road wasn't half bad either! All in all, a lovely, friendly B&B in a beautiful area. Highly recommended.

Teresa (UK)

You can be sure of a warm welcome at Anne and Mario's B and B. I spent 8 days based in Negrar exploring this diverse and beatiful area surrounded by vineyards. Day trips to Padua and Venice were possible due to good train connections from Verona. A highlight was two nights at the opera in the Verona Arena and there are also classical music concerts in local historic villas throughout summer. More active days were spent around Lake Garda and walking in the National Park Lessinia guided by Mario. your hosts' local knowledge ensures you will also have the opportunity to enjoy typical food and wines of the region

John and Brigitte (UK - Germany)

Parry Bed and Breakfast is the bed and breakfast venue for all who dislike hotels but normally dislike bed and breakfast places even more. Anne and Mario are as pleasant, helpful, easy-going and accommodating as can be. Their breakfasts are lavish and served with pleasure. They give you the feeling you're at home and they are the ones who have come to stay. Anne is the English half of the partnership, and just a delight. Mario is a native of Valpolicella. He knows the area like the back of his hand and is ever willing to acquaint you with it, either by car or on foot. Let him show you where to eat. Get him to take you on one of his guided tours of the hills, sites, churches, vineyards and smaller local cantinas, where the best wines can be tasted and bought. If you fall for the area so badly you don't want to go home, the remedy is simple: get Mario to cook for you and you'll never leave.

Wally (USA)

During my trip I met many wonderful hosts at the various B&Bs where I stayed. I have to say my stay with you two was the highlight of my entire journey. Mario's acting as tour guide to his favorite spots (cappuccino coffee at each) and wonderful stories of his childhood experiences hiking in the Dolomites, being in the Italian Army at a US Army post, meeting a beautiful lady (Anne-of course, it's you) and just being a great friend, plus a great cook! Then, just before I was ready to leave, his great production of a video CD with music and special affects of the hundreds of pictures he took outside & inside the car and at every one of his special places where we stopped in our 600 km journeys during the 4 days prior - was just fantastic.

Thanks again, Anne and Mario. I really did enjoy our few days together.

Gro and Dag (Norway)

Thank you for your great hospitality, Grazie Mille.
We enjoyed very much our stay at your house and in Valpolicella. It was like staying with friends. This time the opera in Verona come second. We think, as we said, that the evening with Agostino and family was the TOP, but everything was SUPERB. Without your contacts and help, we would never experience this and visit all the great cantinas, and taste the world's sweetest grapes! Or see the Valpolicella area – it was overwhelming. And not to forget the quiet breakfasts at your wonderful terrace, it was a good start to every day. Our journey home to Norway went just fine. We stayed the first night outside Innsbruck , and we had 2 nights in Germany . All the good wine came safely home, but we now know after being with you, that the wine has to rest for a while before drinking. It's hard for us to express how grateful we are for our stay at you house, and don't be surprised if we come back some day. Thanks a lot again. Best wishes from Gro and Dag

Richards and Lynn (Great Britain) aaaa

n arriving in Italy we got lost trying to find Negrar where Mario and Anne live . We ended up in the busy city of Verona . We phoned Anne who kindly agreed to come and get us. What lovely people Mario and Anne are! They took us to a lovely restaurant in the famous square of Verona called the Piazza Bra where we had a super meal.We could see the arena and we went there afterwards to buy tickets for the opera just so we could experience the atmosphere of being in the arena. These lovely people showed us around Verona and pointed out all the historical buildings, it was dark now and everything looked magical. We finished the evening by having our first Italian ice-cream which was gorgeous. We then followed their car home which took about 25 minutes. Lovely home very cool and comfortable.

The next day after breakfast Anne offered to show us one or two places in the area while she re charged her car battery. We ended up going to the top of a mountain and meeting their good friend Pino and his wife at a local festival. Lots of people {locals} were either driving or walking up this high mountain to a festival which celebrated the farmers of past generations taking their cattle up to the top to pasture for the summer. It was great there was the traditional dish that was made by these farmers being made and served there just as it was years ago. It was called "gnocchi di malga" which they made in big copper pots out of flour,butter,milk and cheese it was very filling which would have sustained these farmers well after their hard days work. Everyone was very friendly towards us and when a storm blew up the lady who owns the cheese shop further down the mountain lent Anne and I some jumpers which we dropped off at the shop on the way down. After the celebration we were invited to Pinos house for a glass of his home made cherry brandy made from his own cherries, his house was in an amazing spot with panoramic views of the mountains all round,they were lovely people his wife remembered a little English so we tried to communicate.Pino could not speak English but we had fun anyway. He took us to see his horse which he loves to ride in the mountains.What a great first day we felt very privileged to see some of the real Italy! In the evening Rich and I went into Verona to see the opera in the open Arena there was a big full moon and lots of people hold candles.Also that night Italy was playing in the world cup football final against France so there were big screens in the city square, well! When they won you can imagine the celebration. We came out of the arena to join in the throngs of people in the streets. It was really something to see,everywhere was buzzing.

Monday after breakfast Richard and I set off in the car to Lake Garda which takes about 40 minutes in the car. Mario wrote down the names of all the busy villages we would pass through and we had a super day at the Lake . We took a boat trip which was beautiful. When we got back home in the evening we had watermelon and a little Brandy with Mario on his veranda. Anne had left for England with their daughter for a week to look at universities,so Mario said if we would like he would take us out walking in the mountains! Well you can imagine our delight as we had planned to do some of the local walks in the mountains anyway, but with Mario we would see some more of the real Italy and the best places to see. Tuesday morning we left after breakfast. The walk started in a woody area which eventually led to some lovely waterfalls, this was cool as it was all in the shade, we were then out in the open It was very hot but we did not mind as there was so much to take in with the beautiful landscape which was breathtaking. We were heading towards this little village to have lunch when we spotted some cherry trees they were absolutely delicious,I have never tasted anything so good they were like nectar.we also brought some in the village from a lady who was getting them ready for market. We had bread, ham and cheese from the little shop there it was like stepping back in time.Beautiful walk down the mountain then home. Mario planned the walks to be about two hours walking up then a stop for lunch then two hours walking down so we got plenty of exercise. In the evening Mario cooked for us, Pumpkin risotto and salad with watermelon to follow, we helped him clear up then went to bed. Another super day.

Wednesday,Mario took us out again, this time we drove for about one hour to Rovereto , another breathtaking hike we could see snow on the opposite mountain which is part of the famous E5 walk .We walked for about two hours then stopped for coffee and ice-cream. We carried on making a descent, at the very bottom we took off our shoes and put our feet in the mountain water it was so cold you could only manage a few seconds at a time but it was so invigorating for our feet we were walking on air afterwards! I must just mention here that Mario gave us sticks to walk with as there are vipers on the mountains ,the noise of the sticks frightens them away. I was picking some wild strawberries and did not see the snake Richard saw it and I jumped, It was a big one Mario said it was quite sleepy as it slithered away slowly Im glad I did nt touch it as it may have bitten me which would have been a disaster as we were along way from help! I did nt pick anymore and banged my stick as I walked but it did nt put us off Mario said it is not often they bite. Anyway Richard got a picture of it.

Another super day which ended with some of Marios home-made soup. We helped him clear up and watered his garden for him. Thursday Richard and I went to Venice by train. It was all very beautiful and it did nt smell as I had heard it did. Lots of unusual shops and we watched the gondolas go by. Sometimes they sang with very good voices for the tourists. Very tired when we got home so off to bed.

Friday In the morning Richard and I did one of the local walks from Marios house as he had some errands to do. He said he would take us out in the afternoon then we would go to a mediaeval festival. Anyway the walk started at the back of Marios house and we were straight up into the vineyards it was so lovely we were climbing all the time and we could see for miles . There were little villages again, and houses on their own whose vineyards we were walking through. It was all so peaceful.We came back to Marios and had a siesta then Mario cooked us a pasta dish of fresh basil and tomatoes before leaving for Ala which was about one and a half hours drive. We went up a VERY steep mountain in the car this time to do a two hour walk then down to the old part of avio for the festival. Everywhere was little cobbled roads and courtyards lit by candles. The locals were dressed in Mediaeval clothes and there was different events going on in the little courtyards, it was lovely. The food that was prepared was food of the era. It was scrummy. There was this hearty soup which tasted divine it had black eyed beans in but I didn't know what else but I would have loved the recipe,and of course there was some good wine to go with it.

Well that was the end of our holiday in Italy as we were flying home the next day.We have certainly collected some wonderful memories, and we thank Anne and Mario once again for making it so special. Thank you Mario for sharing your love of walking in the mountains with us.

Judy (Great Britain)

"Unforgettable, atmospheric, and spectacular are words that come to mind when remembering our first visit to Verona Arena. The staging of both Aida and Carmen was dramatic and breathtaking, while the huge cast gave the impression of being in the thousands! Nowhere else in the world can opera be seen on such a grand scale – unmissable!!!
We had difficulty expressing our feelings of awe and admiration for the productions."

Alex (Great Britain)

Thank you for a most hospitable stay! The accomodations you provided were extremely comfortable, spacious and clean. Mario's morning coffee, O.J., and breads made me feel like part of your family.

Helma (USA)

It's always nice to feel special.... I told Laura and Kees about my very good experiences staying at your place. Hope to come back once. Many thanks! Helm

Ole and Nina (Denmark)

Dear Anne and Mario,
Back in Denmark the 20th of May and then a lot of work………..but now we must write you a letter to tell, how happy we were to stay in Negrar. You were so kind and Mario did so much to help, so we can not thank you enough. We had 14 wonderfull days and we often talk about them and how much we want to come again. Love Ole and Nina

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Notes on Accommodation

Highly suitable for children, no smoking and no pets please. Internet connection and wifi available at no extra charge at Parry B&B.

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Parry Bed & Breakfast
Via D'Azeglio, 2/F, 37024 Negrar (Verona)
GPS: N 45°32.108 E 10°56.475
Phone: (+39) 045 7501152
Mobile: (+39) 338 6845231