The Bertaiola family, native to the hamlet, purchased the property in the 1970s. Giuseppe Bertaiola, known as “Beppi “, transformed what was once a shed into a fully-fledged villa. Initially planned for only family use, the villa immediately presents itself as a place where families and friends can meet and spend their days together. The large garden and the many rooms are testament to the passing years, generations and the events of the hamlet.
In 2016, the Bertaiola family decided to permanently open the doors of the family villa to the public, by creating tourist accommodations where guests from all over the world can stay and live a unique experience. Thus Relais Borghetto is born, more than a B&B in Borghetto sul Mincio: a place that houses another.
In Virgil’s words, the destiny of a place is confirmed, born to offer welcoming, in the tranquility of nature. Borghetto sul Mincio: the story of hospitality.
et, si quid cessare potes, requiesce sub umbra.
Huc ipsi potum venient per prata iuuenci;
hic viridis tenera praetexit arudine ripas Mincius,
eque sacra resonant examina quercu
If you can stop, rest under the shade. Here bullocks will come through meadows to drink, here the Mincio flanks the green banks with soft reeds, and swarms resonate from the sacred oak.
Virgilio, Bucoliche, egloga VII