Borghetto sul Mincio: tortellini and Custoza wine

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    Lovivo Tour Experience

    Via A.Vespucci, 17 – 35031, Abano Terme (PD)
    M. (+39) 333 994 52 88 - T. (+39) 049 29 69 340

    A tour of Borghetto sul Mincio, a small romantic jewel box on the banks of the River Mincio, to discover the history of Valeggio tortellini, and then on to Custoza for a visit to the winery.


    You will travel through the countryside south of the city of Verona to Valeggio, an ancient village nestled between the Colli Morenici and the banks of the River Mincio. You will stop in particular in the hamlet of Borghetto sul Mincio, an authentic little romantic treasure chest on the banks of the river Mincio where mills, small bridges and houses seem to come straight out of tales of other times.

    After your walk in Borghetto sul Mincio you will visit a traditional pasta factory, where the local ladies still prepare the traditional “love knots” by hand. Borgetto sul Mincio is in fact the home of the tortellino, also known as the love knot thanks to the legend that tells of the love story between a nymph of the Mincio river and a soldier at the time of Lord Giangaleazzo Visconti.

    Afterwards, you will sit under a cool pergola or in the warmth of the rustic interiors to enjoy lunch of two types of freshly made tortellini and tortelli, served with an appetizer and a dessert.

    After lunch you will leave Borghetto sul Mincio and move on to the vicinity of Lake Garda and the moraine hills, in the middle of the Custoza wine-growing area, where the rows of vines intersect and sometimes overlap, creating an enchanting landscape. The hills stand out along the road and the vineyards reveal themselves to the visitor’s eye: at the end of the summer season the scents of ripe grapes caress the sense of smell while the gaze rests on the rows of vines laden with colourful bunches.

    The first stop is at a wine cellar where a guided tour awaits you, including a walk through the vineyard and an explanation of the different working stages including destemming, pressing, fermentation, racking, ageing and bottling. After the visit, you will have the chance to taste three to four wines, including Custoza DOC, Bardolino DOC and other local wines, accompanied by a tasting of typical local products (cold cuts, cheese and bread).

    The experience includes: 

    • guided tour of Borghetto sul Mincio
    • visit and tasting in a winery in Custoza
    • traditional Italian life with your local guide
    • insurance and technical organisation by certified travel agency

    The experience does not include: 

    1. lunch
    2. anything not expressly indicated
    3. a transfer service is available on request and at an extra charge.

    Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 4 paying adults.

    EXPLANATIONS DURING THE TOUR: only touristic guides can and are allowed to explain the monuments, the city and the museums. Accompaniers just help you in case you need it or take you to the most beautiful places chosen for your tour.

    MEETINGS: In case the meeting point with the guide/accompanist is in the place of the tour it is necessary to give an active telephone number, which will be given to the guide/accompanist. In case you can’t find the guide/accompanist please call the number +39 333 994 52 88. If you don’t contact us, the agency cannot be retained as responsible.

    OPENING TIMES OF THE MONUMENTS: Some monuments are not always open. If you are interested in visiting a special monument, tell us in the moment of request of quotation. In case you don’t asked us, the agency cannot be retained as responsible.

    TRANSFER SERVICES: The transfer service for the client, if done with the Minivan of the agency, is included as a transfer service for free and carried out for courtesy only in order to full fill the necessities of the tour. 

    WEATHER: The tour takes place even in case of bad weather. If the tour is cancelled it is to protect your safety. The tours to Venice take place even in case of high water.

    LANGUAGES SPOKEN DURING THE TOURS: Tours could be held in multiple languages at the same time.

    RESPECT FOR TIMETABLES AND GROUPS: With the confirmation of the tour, you accept the timetable indicated in the program. In order to have an above-board tour, it will not be possible to change the timetable except it is a decision of the tour leader.

    TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION: Lovivo Tour Experience by E3 srl, Viale delle Terme, 107 / B 35031 Abano Terme (Padua), T. +39 049 2969340 F. +39 049 2969349, e-mail,EUROP ASSISTANCE Insurance Policy n. 9040153, Guarantee Fund: IL SALVAGENTE s.c. a r.l. n. 2020 / 1- 3114, Authorization of the Province of Padua 1226 of reg. of 18.08.2016.

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