The Romano Dal Forno estate is located in Val D’Illasi, a valley to the east of Verona. The valley cuts, like numerous others, through the chain of the Lessini hills that fan out to the northern side of the city. The valley originates in the Mount Carega area at the northern end of the Lessini. The Val d’Illasi itself runs north-south to form a natural pathway to Carega in the north. The valley is a funnel—wide in the plane and rising and narrowing to become almost alpine from Selva di Progno onwards.
The farm is located about halfway up the valley where the slopes begin to rise toward the mountains. At this point, though, the valley is still wide and extremely sunny. While the areas to the south of the valley often grow cereals and forage for the dense livestock population, the farm has long produced wine and olive oil, due largely to its altitude of 290 meters (950 feet) above sea level.Download (PDF)