Calici di Jazz (Glasses of Jazz), four events in the villas and estates of the Famiglie Storiche in Valpolicella, where the excellence of Veronese wines will be combined with the timeless sounds of jazz.
The initiative is hosted by Teatro Ristori, which for this special occasion is leaving its headquarters in the historic centre to bring its cultural offer to the land of fine wines between Valpolicella and Lake Garda. Four concerts with the stars of Italian jazz, in as many suggestive venues that will be the setting for tastings and concerts, immersed in the greenery of the vineyards.
It all begins on 25 May at Villa Serego Alighieri with a performance by Musica Nuda, the duo featuring the voice of Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti on double bass. On 1 June, Calici di Jazz will be at Tenuta Santa Cristina with Daniele di Bonaventura and Band’ Union, a four-piece group with bandoneon, ten-string guitar, double bass and percussion. On 8 June, Villa Quaranta will be the stage for the concert “Enrico Rava meets Lanzoni Trio“, a new collaboration not to be missed. The festival will close on Thursday 15 June in the enchanting setting of Villa Della Torre with “Sono come Sono” by the artist Chiara Civello.
The innovative format of Calici di Jazz will allow the audience to enjoy a unique and immersive experience in four exceptional locations, combining the musical offer with a special tasting of wines. The ticket, which includes the tasting and the concert, costs 40 euros for each individual event and can be purchased at the theatre box office throughout April. From May, online at https://www.teatroristori.org/calici-di-jazz and www.boxofficelive.it and at the box office in Verona, via Pallone 16. Tickets go on sale on Monday 17 April.
Villa Serego Alighieri
Gargagnago, Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella (Via Giare, 277)
The Possessioni Serego Alighieri are located in the heart of Valpolicella Classica. The enchanting estate was purchased in 1353 by Pietro Alighieri, son of the poet Dante, who had followed his father into exile in Verona. For twenty-one generations, the descendants of the great poet have lived at the Possessioni, a symbol of Valpolicella’s wine history. Masi shares with the Counts of Serego Alighieri a great love for this land, helping them to produce prestigious wines, heirs to an ancient, noble and expert winemaking tradition.
Tenuta Santa Cristina
Peschiera del Garda (Strada Santa Cristina, 10)
Between Lombardy and Veneto, between the towns of Sirmione and Peschiera, not far from Lake Garda, lies one of the most original wine-growing areas in Europe: Lugana. A special climate, tempered by the waters of the lake. Santa Cristina is at the heart of a reality that maintains a great charisma, that of respect for the land and the majesty of nature, in an authentic atmosphere that expresses all the Zenato family’s passion for promoting the values and love of their territory.
Ospedaletto di Pescantina (Via Ospedaletto, 57)
Built in the mid-17th century, Villa Quaranta is immersed in the fascinating atmosphere of the park and the vegetal architecture of the Italian garden. A large four-hectare park surrounds the entire building. Owned by the Tommasi family, it includes now a 4-star Wine Hotel & SPA , the Borgo Antico restaurant, the ultra-modern Bottega del Gusto, the charming Cantina in Villa, Terme della Valpolicella with indoor and outdoor thermal pools, the SPA and the Congress Centre.
Villa Della Torre
Fumane (Via Villa della Torre, 25)
One of the rarest and most precious jewels of the Italian Renaissance, it is the work of the masters Giulio Romano and Michele Sanmicheli, who designed its forms between the end of 1440 and 1562, following the model of the Roman domus. Purchased by Marilisa Allegrini in 2008, it now houses a Wine & Art Relais.