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Unforgettable Borghetto

Borghetto sul Mincio is one of Italy's loveliest villages. You won't believe how gorgeous it is! WARNING: These photos risk causing you to fall hopelessly in love with this magical spot.

I have experienced some of the happiest times of my life in and around Borghetto and on the paths and cycle lanes that run from this village to the Lake Garda town of Peschiera del Garda.

When I first wrote about the village in this article, I hoped to encourage a few of my friends and those who follow us, and are part of our Facebook community, to visit.

Almost as soon as that first article was up, I received some absolutely stunning photos (you can see them here) from Anja, who lives in Holland and is a much valued resident of our Facebook village. 

They really filled me with joy as they captured that special magic that none of my photos had managed to capture.

Hardly had I added those photos to my website when I was contacted by another lady from Holland by the name of Eveline. Eveline also loved the village and had some photos to share, and they too are gorgeous.

It seems the secret has been discovered in Holland and that the Dutch really know how to take a great photo. For that, I say to all our Dutch friends, Hartelijk dank!

I'm sure you'll simply fall in love with these photos and some great tips on what to see and do in Borghetto sul Mincio too. 

Where should you stay in Borghetto? Try the Borghetto Vacanza nei Mullini.

The Old Mill

Borghetto sul Mincio

As you take a leisurely stroll along the riverbanks in Borghetto sul Mincio, you can't help but be drawn to the charming mill. It's like stepping into a peaceful haven, where the old wooden structure and waterwheel create a nostalgic and calming vibe. You can almost hear the rhythmic creaks of the machinery and the soothing sound of the flowing water, making it a truly enchanting spot. And let's not forget the stunning stone bridge and lush greenery that add to its picture-perfect setting.

The mill is more than just a pretty sight - it's an icon of Borghetto sul Mincio, attracting visitors from all over who want to soak up its beauty and learn about its history. Once you step inside, you'll be transported back in time. Explore the interior and discover fascinating exhibits that show you how the mill worked and how it shaped the village's past. It's like going on a mini-adventure through time!

Borghetto Garda

Shopping in Borghetto sul Mincio

Soap shop in Borghetto

When you're strolling around Borghetto sul Mincio, make sure to check out the awesome shops they have. One place you don't want to miss is Acqua Terra e Fuoco – it's a soap lover's dream! Trust me, the moment you step inside, your senses will be in for a treat. The place is bursting with amazing handmade soaps that will make you want to sniff and touch everything. They've got all sorts of scents like lavender, citrus, and more. It's like stepping into a sweet-smelling paradise!

But that's not all – Borghetto has some fantastic food shops too. If you're a foodie, you're in for a real treat. There are specialty stores where you can get your hands on the yummiest local products. Think delicious cheeses, mouthwatering cured meats, and even homemade pasta. Oh, and don't forget to grab a bottle (or two) of the finest local wines – they'll make your taste buds sing!

A Statue to Protect you while Crossing the Bridge

Stautue in Borghetto

The Statua di S. Giovanni Nepomuceno is dedicated to St. John Nepomuk, stands tall as a symbol of faith and protection.

Perched on a pedestal near the Mincio River, the statue depicts Saint Giovanni Nepomuceno (St. John Nepomuk) in a serene pose. St. John Nepomuk is a patron saint of bridges and is often invoked for protection against floods and water-related disasters.

A Love Story

Love Locks in Borghetto

Borghetto sul Mincio has its own Romeo and Juliet kind of love story, full of heartache and tragedy. Legend has it that two star-crossed lovers, madly in love but destined to be apart, took a leap of faith into the Mincio river, sealing their fate in a heartbreaking way. It's a story that tugs at your heartstrings, just like the tasty tortellini that this place is famous for and, some say, were inspired by the love story. Those little pasta bundles are like two hearts intertwined forever, representing the eternal love of those ill-fated souls.

And if you wander around Borghetto sul Mincio, you'll come across these cute love locks all over the place. Couples have attached them to bridges and fences, leaving their mark and proclaiming their undying love for each other. It's a touching sight that reminds you that love knows no bounds, even in the face of tragedy.

So, as you dig into a plate of mouthwatering tortellini and spot those love locks, take a moment to appreciate the power of love and the enduring impact it can have.

How to Get to Borghetto sul Mincio

Getting to Borghetto sul Mincio is quite easy, and you'll find it's worth the journey to discover this charming Italian gem. Here are a few travel options to consider:

By Car: If you're driving, take the A4 motorway and exit at Peschiera del Garda. From there, follow the signs to Valeggio sul Mincio, the neighboring town to Borghetto. It's just a short drive away, and you'll have the convenience of exploring the area at your own pace.

By Train: The nearest train station to Borghetto sul Mincio is Peschiera del Garda. From major cities like Verona or Milan, you can catch a train to Peschiera and then take a taxi or a local bus to reach Borghetto. If you're feeling adventurous and want to enjoy the scenic route, consider renting a bicycle in Peschiera del Garda. The area around Borghetto is bicycle-friendly, with dedicated cycling paths that allow you to soak up the beautiful countryside as you pedal your way to the town. It's a delightful way to experience the charm of the region.

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