Soave is a walled wine village of some 7000 people in the Veneto region of Italy, south of Bassano del Grappa and 20 km west of Verona. It is a stunning site visible from the A4 Autostrada as you pass, which draws many visitors who hadn't put Soave on their itineraries.
The suprised visitor will not be disapointed. There are enough eateries, like the popular Trattoria Alla Rocca on Corsi Vittorio Emanuele II 155 serving the local pasta, bigoli--or polenta with snails (another regional specialty) along with a chilled glass of Soave to keep you happy for a few days. Walks from the town to the countryside are marvelous.
The main attraction is the castle, located on the map below, which still has a drawbridge and moat--and is surounded by Soave wine country.
Hold your mouse over the markers to identify them on the map.
Hotels in Soave
Hotel Roxy Plaza - Good location just outside the walls of Soave with restaurant. Inexpensive 4 star hotel.
Bed and Breakfast Monte Tondo - Zoom out the map to the south to see the location of this highly rated bed and breakfast with winery. Great views of the town of Soave and the Soave vineyards
Castle of Soave Castello Scaligero - Cited for the first time in 934, the castle occupies a commanding position on Tenda hill. Walls completely encircle the old city, which is entered by dramatic gates.
Palazzo dei Capitani is where lots of events are held, including some of the Presepio events you find below. Other palazzi includ Palazzo de Guistizia (1375), Palazzo Cavalli (1411) and Scaliger Palace.
At Chrismas (20 December to 18 January) a gigantic manger scene, Presepio gigante a Soave, is set up in the Palazzo del Capitano. At the same time there is an exhibition in the San Rocco church called "The Place of the Nativity Scene in Culture and Art".
The third Sunday of May is the Festa Medievale del Vino Bianco Soave, Soave's medieval wine festival.
A list of the most important events in Soave is here.
Find information on the Soave wine road at Naturalmente Italiano. Get information on the wines of Soave from the Consorzio Tutela Vini Soave e Recioto di Soave and don't miss Soave: Medieval Walls in the Heart of the Veneto.