Borghetto

Borghetto sul Mincio is situated near the town of Valeggio sul Mincio and it was built in the valley of the river bearing the same name at the foot of the Visconti bridge. It is characterised by buildings with water mills, some of the wheels still work and it has been listed as one of ‘the most beautiful villages in Italy’. In the town centre, part of what was once the railway line linking Mantua and Peschiera has been re-used as a bike path, long stretches of which run along the river Mincio. Worthy of interest is the church dedicated to St. Mark the Evangelist; its bell tower contains one of the oldest bells in the Verona area dating back to 1381. A very popular event that is held on the Visconti Bridge is the Love Knot Festival: the third Tuesday in June, the bridge hosts a table where the famous Valeggio tortellini are served to more than 4,000 people.