From the southern tip of Lake Garda to the historic city of Mantua lies a special stretch of Italian beauty: the Mincio River. Flowing peacefully over 70 kilometres, the river passes through many places of interest, making it an ideal strategic point to leap from. Perfect for family holidays or romantic escapes, the banks of the Mincio River combine natural beauty with man-made treasures.
From the famed Lake Garda, the river crosses through Valeggio sul Mincio, a beautiful fort town renowned for its tortellini (see below) and its picturesque castle, which has been dominating the landscape since the 13th century.
Valeggio’s next door neighbour, Borghetto sul Mincio, is so quaint it’s like stepping into a fairy tale. This almost unreal village is often said to be the prettiest village of Italy. Stone houses, ancient watermills, a medieval bridge and just a few inhabitants make this tiny place the most romantic gateway.
Finish up with the Renaissance town of Mantua, nestled in between three lakes at the other end of the Mincio River, and don’t forget to pay Romeo and Juliet a visit in Verona, located just half an hour away from the river.