Valeggio sul Mincio – One of the most beautiful villages of Italy!
Borghetto sul Mincio, a place to visit at least once in your life!
On the banks of the river Mincio, there is Borghetto, a small village characterized by ancient medieval fortifications, famous for its ancient water mills with the characteristic metal wheels and stone walls, dating back to the beginning of the fifteenth century, three of which still working , where it is possible to visit the inside to observe the gears that transfer the enormous force of the river to the great millstone, where once the mills were used for milling wheat and cereals.
It will seem to take a journey through the time!
Crossing this village on foot you can take the Ponte Visconteo or “pontelungo” (so called by the locals); a 650 meter bridge-dam built with the intention of diverting the Mincio river from its bed that leads to Mantua and admire the elegant liberty villas that lead to a narrow and bristling road until reaching the Scaliger castle that dominates Valeggio and the whole valley of the Mincio, from the hill on which it stands. You can visit the ancient round tower where a legend tells that a sword of a knight killed by deception is still buried and on full moon nights, there are those who swear to hear the knight’s moans as if he had returned to that place to look for his weapon!
In the area beyond the castle there is a wood where it is possible to walk to find some refreshment on hot summer days; from here, for cyclists, passes the great Mincio cycle path that connects the Veneto and Lombardy regions.
Returning to the center of Borghetto, you can visit the church of San Marco Evangelista and then taste it from the King of tortellino, the typical Tortellini di Valeggio, the main product of the tradition, famous for its very thin sheet filled with meat, where the owner will do a demonstration and a small course in the production of these fabulous tortellini before hosting you for lunch!
Hours: 10:00/13:00 – 15:00/18:00 – Saturdays, Sundays and holidays Admission € 2.00 – Children free. The panoramic courtyard is always open from 10:00/19:00
Tour of Borghetto sul Mincio with multilingual tourist guide, demonstration of the master pasta maker in the realization of the typical tortellini of Valeggio and lunch; tour duration 2 hours and 30 minutes
Trio of Tortelli: Traditional handmade meat tortelli, two flavors of Tortelli with seasonal vegetables (Pumpkin, Radicchio, Spinach, etc.)
Small tasting of typical cheeses with mantuan mustard
Typical Dessert: “Sbrisolona” or “Cake of Roses”
Water ½ liter per pax
House wine (1 glass per pax)
Salami platter with pickled vegetables
Traditional handmade meat tortellini,
Tortelli with seasonal vegetables
Fettuccine or bigoli with duck meat sauce of our production or third taste of tortelli
Tasting of typical cheeses with mantuan mustard
“Sbrisolona” or “Cake of Roses”
Water (unlimited consumption)
House Wine (unlimited consumption)
Up to 20 people guaranteed
Tour + Gold menu € 46 per person
Tour + Premium menu € 51 per person
Up to 30 people
Tour + Gold menu € 43 per person
Tour + Premium menu € 48 per person
Up to 40 people
Tour + Gold menu € 41 per person
Tour + Premium menu € 46 per person
Up to 50 people
Tour + Gold menu € 40 per person
Tour + Premium menu € 45 per person
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