Il Sanco casa vacanze nella natura

Contrada Zanco - San Bortolo delle Montagne - 37030 Selva di Progno - Province of Verona - Italy

The holiday home "Il sanco" is immersed in the pastures and woods of eastern Lessinia, a land of centuries-old culture and a magically still intact place, close to the Lessinia Natural Park and the fossils of Bolca.

Sanco is a district of eastern Lessinia near San Bartolomeo delle Montagne (San Bortolo) in the municipality of Selva di Progno in the province of Verona. Sanco, which in the Veronese idiom means left-handed, has been translated into Zanco, an inexpressive toponym which, as very often happens when names are Italianized, erases an important part of the history of the place.
Located at 940 meters above sea level, it borders to the east with the Val d'Alpone and the Val del Chiampo (the latter in the province of Vicenza), to the north with the slopes of the Carega group (Monte Lobbia), to the west with the Val di Revolto and the Val d'Illasi and to the south with the ridge between the Val d'Illasi and the Val d'Alpone, at the top of which is the Sprea. The district is made up of a single housing unit, largely renovated with historic-artistic conservative restoration works in an eco-sustainable key, conducted with environmentally friendly materials and techniques, to re-propose its primitive beauty and to guarantee a long life and full health of the masonry structure.

The property has three bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. Sheets, blankets and pillows are provided, as well as a set of towels with the availability of change (for a fee). They are all non-smoking, bright, equipped with free Wi-Fi.

The kitchen is a common space to be shared with the other guests where it is possible to have breakfast, or prepare lunch and/or dinner. It offers all the necessary provisions, a coffee/cappuccino machine, a microwave oven and a small refrigerator, coffee, tea and herbal teas. The use of the kitchen is free.

Upstairs there is a room with a window overlooking the forest, for reading, music and relaxation to be shared with any other guests.
The outdoor patio offers a relaxing corner on the surrounding vegetation.

At guests' disposal there is a washing machine, with a supply of detergent and fabric softener. Use is subject to a fee at a cost of €5 per wash.

The place offers numerous possible naturalistic itineraries suitable for different needs. Furthermore, the structure is located a few kilometers away from the town of Bolca, a very famous historical-paleontological site and a very rich deposit of fossils.
From "Il sanco", in five minutes on foot, you arrive at the square of San Bortolo where you can find a bar with a tobacconist's service, a pizzeria-restaurant and a restaurant-trattoria.

How to reach us:
- Verona Porta Nuova station, ATV 121 bus line for Tregnago then continue with the 224 bus line for San Bortolo 224. In summer the 224 bus service is suspended. Summer timetable 2022 bus 121 from Verona to Tregnago
- Verona Porta Nuova station, bus line 130 or 133 for San Bonifacio then bus line 226 for San Bortolo. The 2022 summer timetables for lines 130 and 133 are available at the links and /extraurb_timetables/pdf/133.pdf, respectively.

San Bonifacio - San Bortolo
at San Bonifacio station, ATV 226 bus line for San Bortolo. Summer timetable 2022 bus 226

- from Verona: take the SS n. 11 east of Verona (P.ta Vescovo) then for San Michele, San Martino Buon Albergo, Vago di Lavagno. Once in Stra di Caldiero, take the Sp. 10 for Illasi, Tregnago and Badia Calavena. After this last locality, continue for about 2 km and at the "Bogon" (snail) crossroads, just before the town of Sant'Andrea, turn right. Reached San Bartolomeo delle Montagne (San Bortolo) continue for about 200 meters in the direction of Bolca to reach the Zanco district (about 37 km).

- from the west: Milan-Venice motorway, Verona Est exit, road to Vicenza, then in the locality of Strà di Caldiero, left towards the north towards the Illasi valley (see previous route) (about 32 km)

- from the east: Venice-Milan motorway, Soave-San Bonifacio exit, road to Monteforte d'Alpone and then provincial road 17 of Val d'Alpone. You pass the localities, Montecchia di Crosara, San Giovanni Illarione, Vestenanuova, Bolca and, therefore, for about another 2.5 km just before San Bortolo, on the right is the Zanco district (about 32 km). It can also be reached by taking the Montebello motorway exit. Continue towards Gambellara and San Giovanni Ilarione. Then see previous itinerary (about 40 km)

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    • Solar thermal panels for hot water
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    • Appliances in energy class A
    • High efficiency boiler > 90%
    • Water-saving toilets
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    • Kitchenette
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    • Breakfast included
    • Organic garden
    • Bicycles
    • Ecotourism itineraries
    • Wellness center
    • Accessibility
    • Small pets allowed
    • Child & Family Friendly
    • Garden
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    • Hairdryer
    • Barbecue
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    • Reading room
    • Own entrance
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