Our B&B in Borghetto sul Mincio is located in the heart of the town. An exclusive position to begin your discovery of this Italian treasure from, which draws its whole identity and origin from the river.
Of the beautiful landscapes of the Mincio, Borghetto is among the most beautiful. The magical medieval hamlet can be reached from Valeggio in just a few minutes by road, among the gardens, under the hills that separate the hamlet from the Mincio valley below. The entrance to the hamlet is positively picturesque: a complex of houses set against medieval walls, small towers, mills, bridges with the flowing river as a background. Borghetto represents a splendid example of human settlement immersed in a natural environment still almost untouched today and an incredible concentration of history.
Although the first documented human settlement dates back to the Bronze Age, the hamlet, used over the years as a crossing point of the Mincio river, still retains the appearance of a medieval hamlet, represented in particular by the strongholds of the Visconti Bridge: an extraordinary fortification erected in 1393 by the will of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan, in order to defend his domains.
What to see at Borghetto sul Mincio
The river gives Borghetto sul Mincio a unique identity. Dozens of mills mark this special bond with nature.
Joyful colours and small lanes enhance the sense of charm and mystery while walking in the heart of this medieval hamlet. The river flows below the houses, in a magic suspended in time.
Reachable on foot from the centre, through an enchanting walk, the Scaligero Castle tells the story of a captivating past. From its top you can see the whole Mincio valley as far as Lake Garda.
Built to defend the castle, Visconti Bridge is an example of military architecture of the 1400s, which still today stands out strong and elegant from the profile of the river.
A few kilometres from the hamlet, Sigurtà Garden Park is among the five most beautiful gardens in the world, unique for its botanical variety and splendid works in the natural context. Do not miss it!
Not a place, but a flavour to try: the famous Tortellini di Valeggio come from the legend of the nymph Silvia, in love with captain Malco, and of a golden handkerchief left as a token.