Valeggio Castle, situated on tall spurs overlooking the River Mincio, bears the typical characteristics of a Della Scala castle, even if it was most probably built on a pre-existing structure. The Scaligeri family realised its strategic importance and erected a castle featuring the typical massive walls, square towers, battlemented keep, draw-bridge and passage guarded by a tower which is shorter than the others. The castle, built in the 13th and 14h centuries, was in full use until 1500, after which it was abandoned once it had lost its strategic importance.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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manjula kumar (2 years ago)
It's really worth climbing up the hill to see the castle, we can also experience a nice view from the castle.
MOIRA (3 years ago)
Near Sigurtà park you can get it only on foot. It is on the top of a step hill, nice view. 2 euro (August 2020 price) to visit the Castel.
Manuel Reissmann (3 years ago)
nice view, not much to see though. Only 7 minutes foot walk from the village. Lots of stairs, but manageable even for lazy people.
Luis Barbosa (4 years ago)
In Borghetto an historical castle to visit in the Middle of wine farms great place and amazing view in the Verona area, its a perfect place to discovery a part of the history.
Aryan Shirani (4 years ago)
I can say that was fun to reach this castle, was not so hard there are two ways to reach it from Borghetto, by stairs (be careful is a little dangerous for aged people) or there is a road but is less fun than the stairs that pass trought a little forest. The entry was closed so we was not able to visit inside, maybe there was another access to it, but the view was amazing and romantic so i suggest you if you visit Borghetto just take your girl to the castle is worth it.
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