Borghetto, the Middle Ages on the Mincio

Borghetto, the Middle Ages on the Mincio

Borghetto is certainly the best known hamlet of Valeggio sul Mincio for several reasons - historical, scenic and monumental - that make this place so interesting that it boasts its recent inclusion in the Club of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy.

This small village, born in symbiosis with the Mincio river and characterized by ancient fortifications dating back to the medieval period, owes its charm to the harmonious relationship that history and nature have preserved almost intact over the centuries and today represents an urban "unicum" to visit at least once in a lifetime.

The oldest center of the hamlet still maintains the characteristic aspect of the "medieval village" intact today, underlined by the presence of the bell tower, by the wheels of the water mills (once used for the milling of wheat and cereals) and by the fortresses of the Visconteo Bridge, an extraordinary fortified dam built in 1393 at the behest of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan, in order to guarantee the impenetrability of the eastern borders of the duchy.

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