Between Veneto and Lombardy, land of lakes, rivers and castles, along a route from Peschiera to Sabbioneta, passing through Valeggio sul Mincio and Borghetto to discover corners of Italy off the beaten. Here you will find wild orchids and centuries-old oaks, but also numerous animal species to admire, such as herons and storks.
A hideaway with 5 room on a riverbank between Lake Garda, Verona and Mantua, ideal for some romantic cycling along one of the Italy's best cycling routes - the River Mincio Cycle Route.
The river leaves Lake Garda in Peschiera del Garda flowing peacefully over 70 kilometers, partly marking the border between the provinces of Verona and Mantua.
Borghetto sul Mincio is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy thanks to its considerable historical and artistic interest. It is an evocative place surrounded by nature, rich in cultural and historical references, as the toponym itself demonstrates: the name of Borghetto, in fact, has its roots in the Lombard era and derives from the ancient Germanic language, with the meaning of "fortified settlement".
The Scaligero Castle is the first thing you'll see when you get to Valeggio sul Mincio, no matter where you're coming from.
From above, you can enjoy a beautiful 360 degree view of Valeggio and the surrounding area.
The Sigurtà Gardens have a history of over 600 years, from being an agricultural area in the 1400s to being transformed into a great natural work of art, due in part to the waters of the Mincio River.
The Viale delle Rose, a kilometer-long stretch with over 30,000 specimens, is probably the most emblematic image of the park, but there are many other surprises hidden within it.
The Bertone Park is a garden park typical of the romantic period. There you can admire exotic and indigenous trees that can be up to 150 years old. The wood, the views, and the small lake make for a nice walk in the greenery. A Center for the reintroduction of the White Stork has been active in this park since 1994.
Sailing by motorboat allows you to enjoy a unique experience: Mantova from the water, then the greenery of the Mincio, the scenery changes and nature puts on a show: with the floating expanses of water chestnuts, yellow and white water lilies.
Vineyards and olive trees testify to the mild climate of Lake Garda. The morainic hills south of Lake Garda and the Mincio Valley are the realm of Custoza D.O.C.'s white wine, and there are some wineries around Valeggio sul Mincio worth discovering.
In this area, there is a beautiful and well-kept cycle path that allows you to reach Peschiera del Garda easily by bicycle: the Ciclovia del Mincio.
It is a 43 km cycle path that even connects Peschiera with Mantova!
The more adventurous can have fun in the numerous theme parks: Gardaland, Cavour Water Park and Parco Natura Viva, to name just the most famous.
There are thirteen municipalities in the Mincio Regional Park area. From morainic hills to flat expanses, these hamlets show the multiple and fascinating ways in which man has interpreted the encounter between water and land.
Rich in charm, art and history, Mantua and Sabbioneta are two beautiful cities, mitten in the heart of the Po Valley. What do they have in common? The presence of the Gonzagas transformed them into magnificent centers of the Italian and European Renaissance.
Peschiera del Garda, located at the southern end of Lake Garda, is a village of water, but also of fortifications, churches, historic buildings, piers, canals and bridges.
All to be visited on foot is the historic centre, where you can stop for some purchases or taste some specialties in one of its restaurants.
The 16th century fortress is worth a visit, and you shouldn't miss a boat trip to enjoy the views of the village and waters.
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