In the village of Borghetto, time seems to stand still. From the Visconteo bridge to the water mills of the village, you will enjoy hours of peace for discovering a timeless place. The size of the village makes it easy to get around; it is surrounded by nature, lulled by the wind and caressed by the sound of the river.

Borghetto

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Borghetto is a fraction of the municipality of Valeggio sul Mincio, in the province of Verona. It is included in the list of "The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy".

Little by little you realise that the wind is blowing on your face and making you smile


Throughout you stay you will savour peace and serenity. Here in Borghetto time is at a standstill. The river flows and carries your worries away with it. A small green lung that is a joy for the eyes and provides wide-open spaces for your walks. Nature surrounds you here and welcomes you for long walks and mountain bike excursions. A lovely, peaceful interlude will remain in your memories.

What to visit in Borghetto

Water is undoubtedly the protagonist of this small village in symbiosis with the river that crosses it: the Mincio. The Ponte Visconteo, a dam bridge built by the Duke of Milan Gian Galeazzo Visconti in the 14th century, is certainly worth a visit. The bridge, in addition to regulating the flow of water with its dams, was of considerable strategic importance and was part of a fortified complex to which the Scaliger Castle also belonged. With its tall towers, the castle still dominates the small village of Borghetto and the whole valley of the Mincio. The centre of the village features numerous watermills, used in the past to grind the wheat from the surrounding plain, the mills of Borghetto operated until the early 1900s, when they were supplanted by industrial production and electricity. Today, you can still see the wooden wheels, some of which still move. Inside the mills, on the other hand, there are small typical restaurants or craft boutiques. The centre of Borghetto is exclusively a pedestrian zone, but you can park comfortably in the Virgilio rest area, very close to the centre.

How to get to Borghetto by car or camper

For those arriving from the north or south, the nearest motorway exit is Nogarole Rocca, on the A22. From there follow the signs for Valeggio sul Mincio. Once in Valeggio you will find the signs for Borghetto, which is just two kilometres away. Coming from the east or west, we recommend taking the A4 motorway and exiting at Peschiera del Garda. Once you exit the motorway follow the SR249 towards Valeggio sul Mincio. The Virgilio equipped car park is located a stone's throw from the centre of Borghetto. The rest area is in Via Michelangelo Buonarroti, just before the village. How to reach rest area.