Valeggio sul Mincio

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Valeggio sul Mincio
coat of arms
Valeggio sul Mincio (Italy)
Valeggio sul Mincio
Country Italy
region Veneto
province Verona  (VR)
Local name Vałegio sol Mincio ( Venetian )
Coordinates 45 ° 21 '  N , 10 ° 44'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 21 '0 "  N , 10 ° 44' 0"  E
height 88  m slm
surface 63.98 km²
Residents 15,758 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 246 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 37060 and 37067
prefix 045
ISTAT number 023089
Popular name Valeggiani
Patron saint San Giorgio
Website Valeggio sul Mincio
Borghetto on the Mincio River below the Visconti Bridge

Valeggio sul Mincio is an Italian municipality with 15,758 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the province of Verona .


Valeggio is located about 25 km southwest of Verona a little higher on the eastern bank of the river Mincio .

Districts are Borghetto , Fontanello, Foroni, Salionze, Santa Lucia ai Monti and Vanoni e Remelli.

Neighboring municipalities are Castelnuovo del Garda , Marmirolo (MN), Monzambano (MN), Mozzecane, Peschiera del Garda , Ponti sul Mincio (MN), Roverbella (MN), Sommacampagna, Sona, Villafranca di Verona and Gonzaga (MN).


The first settlements emerged between the 4th century BC. BC and the 1st century AD. From the end of the 10th to the beginning of the 11th century, the area belonged to the Holy Roman Empire . In 1405 Valeggio became part of the Republic of Venice . On May 30, 1796, Napoleon Bonaparte won a victory over Austrian troops here. After the end of the Republic of Venice, Valeggio fell to Austria in the Peace of Campo Formio in 1797 . On February 8, 1814, a military conflict between Eugène de Beauharnais and the Austrians under Bellegarde took place near the town . In the Italian War of Independence of 1848 , Piedmontese troops won a battle against the Austrians near Valeggio. In 1866, Valeggio came to the Kingdom of Italy as a result of the German War .

Culture and sights

The municipality is known for its Parco Giardino Sigurtà landscape park , which is attached to a large, stately home. The park has an area of ​​600,000 m², has existed since 1617 and was opened to the public in 1978.


Borghetto is a district of Valeggio. Translated, Borghetto means something like: "small village". It is located on both sides of the Mincio River below the Visconti Bridge. Borghetto used to be a fishing village. It has become a popular tourist spot. This means that there are various restaurants and bars. The watermills, some of which are still in operation, are remarkable. The two districts on the river are connected by a wooden bridge. In the east there is a church from the 18th century, consecrated to Mark the Evangelist . It was built on the remains of an older Romanesque church from the 11th century.

Borghetto is a member of the I borghi più belli d'Italia association (The Most Beautiful Places in Italy).

The film Sehnsucht by Luchino Visconti was partly shot in the Borghetto and is set in 1866 during the Risorgimentos , the Italian civil war.

Visconti bridge

The structure was built between 1393 and 1395 and is actually a medieval dam . It was built by the Visconti at that time . The structure, popularly known as the Long Bridge , is around 650 m long and 21 m wide. Every year on the third Tuesday in June the big "Tortellini Festival of Valeggio" takes place on the bridge. Under the name Fest der Liebesknoten ( Festa del Nodo d'Amore in Italian ), 2,500–3,000 guests are entertained at long tables on the bridge. The festival ends with fireworks from the Scaliger Castle.

More Attractions

Scaliger Castle
Villa Maffei (Sigurtà)
  • Scaligerburg (13th century)
  • Venetian Villa Maffei (today Villa Sigurtà), in neoclassical style, built 1690–1693
  • Parish Church of San Pietro in Cattedra (10th century)
  • Next to the parish church are the remains of the 14th century bell tower, which collapsed in 1977


The economy of the place is mainly based on agriculture. There are also craft and industry. Regional products are tortellini and white wine.

In the period after the Second World War , tourism increased with a large number of restaurants.

Population development

year Residents
1871 05477
1901 05809
1921 06794
1951 08159
1971 08524
2001 10,941
2014 14,712

Sons and daughters of the church

Pictures from Valeggio

Borghetto, houses with mill passages below

Town twinning

Web links

Commons : Valeggio sul Mincio  - album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. ^ I borghi più belli d'Italia., accessed August 4, 2017 (Italian).
  3. Festa del Nodo d'Amore ,