What to do in Valeggio sul Mincio (even when it rains)

Looking for creative ideas on what to do in Valeggio sul Mincio, even when it rains? Discover our tips for an unforgettable weekend or holiday.

What to do in Valeggio sul Mincio (even when it rains)

What to do in Valeggio sul Mincio (even when it rains)

Are you looking for original ideas on what to do in Valeggio sul Mincio during a day trip, weekend or holiday? In this article you will find several!

This splendid city of art in the province of Verona is located in the southern area of Lake Garda, among the moraine hills, and is the ideal destination for those seeking a place where culture, nature and gastronomy come together. Even just one day is enough to visit the marvellous medieval historic centre of this town straddling the Veneto and Lombardy regions, crossed by the Mincio river and the Virgilio canal. Not to mention that here, in addition to the many things to see and do in the open air, many interesting activities can be carried out even in the rain.

In this guide, therefore, we present 10 original ideas for discovering this magical place, even when it rains!

What to do in Valeggio sul Mincio: 5 travel ideas

If you want to spend a holiday on Lake Garda or in the surrounding area, Valeggio sul Mincio is a very interesting town to explore and one that you simply cannot miss. There are some places worth visiting including:

  • the Scaligero Castle (in Via degli Scaligeri) which, from the hill, dominates the entire Mincio valley;
  • the Ponte-Fortezza Visconteo (in Via Ponte Visconteo), an imposing bridge-dam dating from the end of the 14th century;
  • Villa Maffei Sigurtà (Piazzetta Conte Carlo Sigurtà 3), former seat of the Habsburg empire in north-eastern Italy, is now famous for its Sigurtà garden park, considered one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy and Europe;
  • the hamlet of Borghetto sul Mincio, located at the foot of the Visconti bridge and famous for its water mills (a real enchantment!).

These we have listed are all places to include in your travel itinerary; but what activities can you do in Valeggio sul Mincio? Let's take a look at 5 ideas to make your holiday unique.

1. An e-bike tour to discover the territory (respecting it)

The strategic location makes Valeggio sul Mincio an excellent destination for excursions, also by bicycle. The ideal is to take an e-bike tour in the Custoza lands, a journey through the territory that in the past was the scene of battles and today is known for its wine production and unspoilt nature. A slow tourism route that can be tackled as a couple, as a family or with friends.

2. Fun at the water park

During the summer season, from June to September, you can spend a day at Italy's greenest aquapark: the Cavour Water Park. Full of themed attractions and a wellness area with a whirlpool bath and a 'Kneipp Sensorial Path', it is a unique amusement park, recommended for a fun time with family and friends.

3. Cycling to Peschiera

From Valeggio sul Mincio you can take the tourist cycle path, suitable for everyone, which leads towards Peschiera and the Veneto coast. Once in Peschiera, you can visit the town or be tempted by some open-air activities, such as a boat trip. A suggestion? A boat trip at sunset with an aperitif, a boat tour from Peschiera to Sirmione, or even a tour along the coast to Punta San Vigilio ending with a dip in its crystal clear waters!

4. A walk in the southern hinterland of Lake Garda

From Valeggio, in about 5 minutes by car you can reach Monzambano, in the morainic hills of lower Garda. A magical place where you can dedicate a few hours to exploring the area and its products. An example? A walk through the hills and cultivated fields with a tasting of local products, an ideal activity to discover the rituals of country life, learn more about local wines, oil, officinal and aromatic herbs (both cultivated and wild), the cultivation of ancient grains and the world of bees. An alternative could be a walk with an experienced herbalist to discover medicinal herbs to learn how to recognise them and use them in the kitchen.

5. Outdoor tasting of local products

One of the most popular activities when travelling involves food. Why, then, not visit vineyards and cultivation sites, ending the trip with a tasting of local products in the open air? An opportunity to taste sauces, compotes, various types of honey, Garda DOP oil, baked goods made from ancient grains and blue cheeses. Also present, of course, natural wines and herbal drinks.

What to do in Valeggio sul Mincio when it rains? 5 ideas

A wonderful town in which to spend a beautiful holiday near Lake Garda, Valeggio sul Mincio offers many opportunities to visit even when it rains. Let's see some original suggestions together.

1. A tour of the Sigurtà Villa

Are you wondering what to do when it rains in Valeggio sul Mincio? An interesting idea might be to visit one of its historical sites: the Villa di Sigurtà. A tour of about an hour with an audio guide to discover its history, artistic and architectural features, as well as special anecdotes about the illustrious people who have frequented or lived there over the centuries.

2. A wine tasting in the barrique cellar

A wine tasting in a barrique cellar is a perfect activity to do when the weather is bad outside, taking shelter in local cellars. Here you can get an up-close view of the place where wine rests at the right temperature and humidity, as well as taste a range of prestigious labels amidst historic barrels and aromas of wood.

3. A cooking class experience

Valeggio sul Mincio is famous for its tortellini filled with meat, seasonal vegetables, cheese or fish. If you want to learn how to cook them, there is nothing better than to try your hand at cooking with a cooking class for the preparation of tortellini at a local historical farm. You will make your own the secrets of a historical recipe, linked to ancient legends, that you can also propose at home to your family and friends (on special occasions and not only!).

4. Artistic and creative activities

In Valeggio sul Mincio when it rains it is nice to treat yourself to a moment of leisure, relaxation and fun. One opportunity to seize can be to try your hand at art and follow, step by step, the suggestions of experts to learn new techniques or refine them. What are the best activities to do? An intaglio course in an art studio to learn the skills of printmaking; a watercolour or fresco course. Activities suitable for everyone: family, children and young people and groups of friends who are always looking for alternative ideas.

5. Relaxation at the spa

When it is raining outside, you can also relax at the spa. Near Valeggio sul Mincio - no more than a thirty-minute drive away - there are several spas, including Aquardens (in the province of Verona), Aquaria (at Sirmione, in the province of Brescia) and the Thermal Park of Villa Cedri (at Colà, in the province of Verona), not to mention all the other spas at Lake Garda, just a few kilometres from Valeggio.

What to do around Valeggio sul Mincio?

From Valeggio sul Mincio you can easily reach other locations, either by train or by car. Lake Garda is a popular destination that has a lot to offer for those looking for fun, engaging, exciting and unique activities, both indoor and outdoor: discover all the Lake Garda experiences NowMyPlace!

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