Exit the North Gate of Soave and turns West passing the bridge over the Tramigna stream until you reach the hamlet of San Vittore, known for its imposing parish church and patrician villas. The road rises to the Colognola ai Colli, a delightful town nestled in the hills that descend into the Illasi Valley. The area boasts numerous Roman ruins, the remains of the majestic Villa Spinola with its secret park and the impressive 17th century Villa Perevelli.
After Colognola ai Colli, the road forks, offering three alternatives
South: Caldiero boasts the Thermal baths of Giunone
North: the road continues along the Illasi Valley beyond the Soave denomination
West: The suggested route leads to Pieve and the Romanesque Church of Santa Maria which was probably built on the ruins of a temple dedicated to Mercury.
From here the road reaches Ca ‘dell’Ara up to the locality Quattro Strade. You can continue on to San Martino Buon Albergo to visit the sanctuary of San Giacomo, or turn right toward Marcellise to admire the famous Villa Girasole. From there, you reach San Pietro di Lavagno, the municipal center of a group of hamlets, some with protohistoric origins. The village is surrounded by villas. Noteworthy is the grandiose sixteenth- century Villa Verità-Montanari, called “Il Boschetto”.