Among the medieval Italian villages, Borghetto is certainly one of the most beautiful.
In fact it is included in the association called: “I borghi più belli d’Italia” (The most beautiful villages of Italy),
which promotes small Italian villages for the characteristic of “marked historical and artistic interest”.
Where is Borghetto sul Mincio?
Built on the banks of the River Mincio, at the foot of the Visconti bridge, an extraordinary fortified dam built in 1393 at the behest of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan.
Is a fraction of the municipality of Valeggio sul Mincio, in the province of Verona, about 27 km southwest of Verona.
Borghetto is 130 kilometers from Milan’s Linate airport, about an hour and thirty minutes by car and is 184 kilometers from Milan’s Malpenza airport, about two hours by car.
The Mantova-Peschiera railway station was located near the inhabited center. Part of the site of this line has been reused for the cycle path that connects Mantova to Peschiera del Garda along the Mincio for long stretches.
How long to visit Borghetto sul Mincio?
For a quick visit, take at least half a day but if you are looking for relaxation, horseback riding or cycling, good food and good wine, nature, a weekend or a week are perfect.
What to eat and what to drink?
The typical food of Borghetto sul Mincio are its famous tortellini, called “Nodo d’Amore”. This fabulous traditional dish, cooked and handed down for centuries and centuries, is stuffed with a delicate meat filling and is served with melted butter and sage.
Here is a list of restaurants to consult.
The restaurant “Lo Stappo” has been reported by many but must be booked a couple of days in advance.
In June there is the “Festa del Nodo d’Amore” linked to the tradition of tortellini. An exclusive dinner under the stars which involves around 3,300 people every year.
The municipality of Valeggio sul Mincio, like all the municipalities of Italy, boasts a significant number of designations of origin dedicated to wine: Bardolino DOC, Bardolino Superiore DOCG, Bianco di Custoza o Custoza DOC, Garda DOC, Veneto IGT, Verona o Provincia di Verona o Veronese IGT.
Where to stay in Borghetto sul Mincio?
There are several hotels, Agritourisms, Bed & Breakfasts in Borghetto, here is a list to consult.
What to do?
In addition to visiting the centers of cultural and historical interest of the village and tasting the gastronomic specialties, you can opt for a bike tour along the river, there is the cycle path that in just over 10 km reaches Lake Garda. You can decide for a horse ride or trekking.
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