From Mansio to Venetian Villa and finally becoming a 5 Star luxury hotel close to Verona
Villa del Quar is a wonderful location for any world traveler eager to discover Italian culture.
1200 - 1300
5 star luxury hotel
“Quar” means “fourth mile from the city of Verona” in Latin, first coined among Roman travelers navigating the Via Claudia Augusta.
47 d.C. Mansio : Originally it was a mansio (from the Latin manère that means staying) with shops on the ground floor, garden market, stables and rooms on the first floor.
1200 Scaliger Castle with watchtower
1300 : Self-sufficient medieval village
1500 : Republic of Venice : Place of celebrations and to stay in the Villa “Villeggiare” (holiday resort). Villa del Quar became a Venetian villa, as attested by the date 1539 found on a frieze
1992 5 Star luxury hotel & cultural destination
Originally it was a mansio (from the Latin manère that means staying) with shops on the ground floor, garden market, stables and rooms on the first floor.
Villa del Quar is therefore one of the oldest hotels in the world!
It becomes a castle in the 13th century, during the “Scaligero” period; then it took the form of the current building between 1,500 and 1,600. The structure is completed by an Oratory of the second half of the eighteenth century. In the friezes of the sixteenth-century building, the Goddess Minerva is represented in the form of a warrior with a shield and the Aegis with the head of Gorgona or Medusa, which are both signs of protection of the house.
29th year of opening
Villa del Quar became a hotel in 1993 following the philological restoration by the architect Leopoldo Montresor who is also the current owner.
“We are an independent Italian hotel, we are not conditioned by international chains but we respect all international standards of a luxury hotel. Everything is reminiscent of the atmosphere of a Venetian Villa, from the fabrics to the furnishings, the floor finishes (Venetian style), the colours of the walls (Venetian stucco and spatula of polished lime). We are proud members of the Regional Institute of Venetian Villas. Villa del Quar is an Italian National Monument.