Festa Del Nodo d'Amore
Exclusive open-air dinner celebrating the Nodo d’Amore with a fireworks’ display
By reservation only
Tuesday 20th June
The 3rd Tuesday in June is a highly anticipated annual event.
On the third Tuesday in June, on the Ponte Visconteobridge in Borghetto, the natural and architecturally stunning setting of the "Festa del Nodo d'Amore": an outdoor dinner for about 3000 people, seated at a table more than 1 km long to celebrate the Love Knot, the real Tortellino di Valeggio sul Mincio.
Born from the combination of the great intuition of the master-goldsmith Alberto Zucchetta, honorary citizen of Valeggio, and the passion of the Restaurant Association, the Festival offers an irresistible mix of atmosphere and good food, between tradition and novelty.
The dinner of records draws inspiration from the story of the contrasted love between the nymph Silvia and Captain Malco, whose passion is symbolized by a drape of yellow silk amiably knotted. It is this love knot that inspires the 13 quintals of tortellini, strictly handmade, that are served during dinner on the historic bridge.
The menu holds great surprises and novelties every year, giving space to different products that, for their authenticity and matching characteristics to the tortellino, deserve a place in the recipes of the restaurateurs of Valeggio.
The Restaurant Association, for over 25 years has been dealing with passion and dedication of the organization and management of this event, now international in scope, which is placed as a spearhead within a plan to promote food and wine in the area.