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San Giorgio di Valpolicella

San Giorgio di Valpolicella

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San Giorgio di Valpolicella

San Giorgio di Valpolicella

San Giorgio di Valpolicella

San Giorgio di Valpolicella

Some archaeological excavations have brought to light findings that attest to the presence of human settlements, on the hill of San Giorgio, since ancient times. In particular were found, in addition to a rectangular hut belonging to the bronze age, other successive structures dating back to the IV century B.C.; all these buildings are in the shape of a "Rhaetian House", typical of the territories of alpine and subalpine. The inhabitants of this village practiced mainly on agriculture and breeding and are considered the ancestors of Arusnati, population which would be seated in Valpolicella during the Roman period. It may seem easy to reach San Giorgio di Valpolicella by taking the road that crosses the vineyards, but it's not. Indeed, going up to the hamlet, running like the wind, it's not a thing for the lazy ones. In San Giorgio you can find the characteristic stone, the marble, and the typical wine which have always been there. Here we are in the Valpolicella area, well-known for its Amarone wine, less than 15 km away from the Veronese bank of Lake Garda. Even though Lazise and Bardolino are the jewels of this lake, what really draws the attention of the visitor is the smell of wine barrels, leading him towards the sunny hills situated in the south Monti Lessini area where, during the grape harvest, a light mist tempers the outlines of the countryside. In this village they keep everything, starting from the other name with which it's known: "Ingannapoltron". This term means deceiving the lazy ones (poltroni), which have to reach this place after a very long walk - or so it seems. Actually the term "poltron" was added as a joke to the name of San Giorgio in Ganna, where "ganne" is a Pre-Roman word meaning heaps of stones, symbolizing the ancient method of carving the stone. To this day, around the hamlet, there are different quarries that are still working, from which the famous red Verona marble is produced. This type of marble is also known as Sant'Ambrogio marble, name of the province capital; it is the same marble that was used to create the lions of 

Village of San Giorgio di Valpolicella
Municipality of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella
Province of Verona
Veneto region

Population: 11,737 (356 in the Village)
Altitude Center: 174 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part off:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Strada del Vino Valpolicella

Municipality of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella
Via Sengio 1 - Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella (VR)
phone +39 045-6832611

The wine route in the Valpolicella region

Itinerary for the discovery of wines and villages of the Valpolicella region.

Next or present Events

  • Sant'Ambrogio
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-12-07 2019-12-07 Europe/Rome Sant'Ambrogio San Giorgio di Valpolicella

Past Events

  • Festa de le Fae

    Historical festival with the distribution of bean soup, cultural, musical and gastronomic initiatives in S. Giorgio di Valpolicella..
    For info: /cell. 334.8739397

  • Archery
    From 18-11-2017
    To 19-11-2017

    Sporting event of archery at pavilion events and events.
    For info:

  • In The square with the stars

    Beneficial distribution of the Christmas Stars by the Red Cross in Piazza a Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella.

  • Waiting for Christmas

    24th edition of Choral Review of the Coro Monti, in the parish works of Domegliara. /

  • Zughi en Piassa

    Once again the games are back in Piazza di San Giorgio di Valpolicella, with the tasting of local gastronomic products, music and lottery

  • Courting

    Art, music and stone in the courts of San Giorgio di Valpolicella-one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Country closed to traffic

Where to sleep

Maison Resola

Via Giambattista Tiepolo, 7, Borghetto sul Mincio, Valeggio sul Mincio (VR)
22.43 Kilometers from San Giorgio di Valpolicella

Where to eat

Antica Trattoria - Ai 4 Soldi

Via Jacopo Foroni, 18, Valeggio sul Mincio (VR)
22.20 Kilometers from San Giorgio di Valpolicella

Where to shop

Azienda Agricola Boscaini Carlo

Via Sengia, 15 , Sant\'Ambrogio di Valpolicella (VR)