Three itineraries to visit Valeggio
Do you want to deepen the historical and cultural heritage of Valeggio sul Mincio during your visit? We propose you three paths: medieval, sacred and architectural.
The complete itinerary consists of15 points of interest between historical and artistic heritage and the most valuable buildings of our town, located between the historic center and the surrounding area. In front of each point, you will find a totem that will show the curiosities, the peculiarities and historical outline in Italian, English and German.
The three routes are integrated with new technologies: through a QR code, you can access to updated content directly from your smartphone, for an easy and enjoyable visit experience. And now let’s see how the itineraries develop:
Valeggio sul Mincio has impressive medieval remains in its architectural heritage. From the Scaligeri Castle to the Visconti Bridge, from water mills to the royal court, you can walk through the history of Valeggio, admiring evocative sceneries and unique monuments.
1– RUINS OF THE SCALIGERI BELL TOWER
2– SCALIGERI CASTLE
3– BORGHETTO SCALIGERI CASTLE
4– ROYAL COURT
5– FORTIFIED VISCONTI BRIDGE
The element that most characterizes the Italian small villages is certainly the presence of numerous bell towers. In Valeggio sul Mincio there are churches of ancient originsand unusual style, in the historic center, inBorghetto sul Mincioand in the countryside.
6– PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT PETER IN CATTEDRA
7– PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST
8 – PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT LUCY
9– PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN BAPTIST
10– PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT JOSEPH
In Valeggio you can find testimonies of the Baroqueperiod, the nineteenth century neoclassical, and theArt Nouveau of the early twentieth century. Elegant palaces and stately villas enrich the streets of the center and are surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in Europe.
11– TOWN HALL
12– THE FORONI MUSICIANS BIRTHPLACE
13– VILLA ZAMBONI
14– GUARIENTI PALACE
15– VILLA MAFFEI SIGURTÁ
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This project of historical and cultural paths was realized by the Percorsi Valeggio Association, in collaboration with the Municipality of Valeggio sul Mincio and Pro Loco Valeggio tourist office, thanks to the precious consultancy of Cesare Farinelli, a local history enthusiast.