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A small fraction of the municipality of Valeggio sul Mincio which retains its amazing medieval appearance as a fortified station on the river. Its structure and the name of the village date back to the Lombard period, the Germanic people who first built a fortified settlement near the Mincio lookout point.
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A look at Borghetto sul Mincio
A look at Borghetto sul Mincio
Work break in an oasis of peace, clearly with stores and clubs that do not disturb the spectacle of the village. Recommended as a place of transit on a tour of the area as it is very small and to be used as a very pleasant stop.  | Alessandro Pettini - e-borghi Community
Work break in an oasis of peace, clearly with s...
Alessandro Pettini - e-borghi Community
Video by Max Tremo

About the village

Borghetto rises in the valley of the river Mincio, in Veneto. The structure and the name of the village dates back to the Longobard period, the Germanic people who first built a fortified settlement near the ford of Mincio River. In the Middle Ages is reduced to a simple toll point, a feud of the abbey of San Zeno. In Scala era and then viscontea was at the center of the events that led to the construction of the various articles that surround it (the Visconti Bridge, the Scaligero Castle, the Seraglio). Dates back to this time its transformation into a fortified village, with two access doors and a polygonal circle of walls with towers surrounded by the pit Seriola (which draws water from the River Mincio).

In the XVII century was the theater of the passage of the French in the context of the War of the Spanish Succession. The 30 May 1796 Here you played a battle in which Napoleon defeated the Austrians guided by Beaulieu (the area of Borghetto was manned by Schottendorf with 7 battalions and 15 squadrons); on 6 August of the same year was the theater of a French shelling by Augerau and Serurier. In the nineteenth century Borghetto found himself involved in varying degrees in the wars of the Risorgimento period: 9 April 1848 there was a clash between Piedmont and the Austrians which withdrew failing the wooden bridge. Following the Second War of Independence Borghetto, located on the right bank of the river Mincio, was assigned to the Reign of Italy.

In 1954 in the vicinity of the wooden bridge on the River Mincio were filmed some scenes from the film Senso of Luchino Visconti.

Borghetto sul Mincio
Municipality of Valeggio sul Mincio
Province of Verona
Region Veneto

Inhabitants: 15.308 (58 in the village)
Altitude center: 88 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Municipality of Valeggio sul Mincio
Piazza Carlo Alberto 48 - Valeggio sul Mincio (VR)
Tel 045-6339800

BY CAR

  • Take the A4 Milano-Venezia highway and take the Peschiera del Garda exit.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Peschiera del Garda station

BY PLANE

  • Brescia-Montichiari Airport
  • Verona-Villafranca airport

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Italian villages are natural sceneries for arthouse masterpieces. From north to south, here are some location used for famous movies or by great directors, from Borghetto (Luchino Visconti) to Sabbioneta (Bernardo Bertoulucci), from Savoca (Francis F. Coppola) to Tremosine for a James Bond episode.
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