Castello Scaligero, Valeggio Sul Mincio

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  • Is a Castle located in the higher part of Valeggio sul mincio where you can admire a beautiful view of the surroundings!
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  • The castle is reached both from Valeggio both uphill path which starts from Borghetto sul Mincio. Not much to look at, but the view over the City is beautiful.
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  • Beautiful view from this castle (actually remained very little) which used to be a fortress of Defense 1300 dc source. Recommended picture
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  • The Scaligeri castle of Valeggio, situated on tall spurs overlooking the River Mincio and in line with the 500 meter long Ponte Visconteo. Scaligeri 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 app 1284 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 is linked to the town of Borghetto, originally surrounded by a wall to enable the defenders to control the Mincio river. To the east it was linked to the “serraglio Scaligero”, a 16 km long defensive system of walls which included Valeggio, Villafranca and Gerla, the original site of a small fortress. The castle was in full use right up to 1500, after which it was abandoned once it had lost its strategic importance.
  • Beautiful place, definitely worth visiting it. Chance in the opening days to inspect it inside and enjoy a great view. Great place that makes you enjoy a piece of the history of Italy. Recommended to all, and to all ages.
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  • The view it offers is unique. Possibility to visit the tower for really pennies. In summer offers the chance to watch outdoor movies in the square set out. Once at the top you would li hours admiring the view. Only thing I would add, on the Tower, are the arrows indicating the neighbors, similar to the ossuary of Custoza.
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  • The castello scaligero di Valeggio sul Mincio is a medieval castle walk along Via degli Scaligeri or Via Zamboni (there is a small staircase just before the intersection with Via Castello), if you are located near the historic center of Valeggio, or directly from Borghetto via a staircase surrounded by nature that begins in via Andrea Mantegna.
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  • Perched on the Hill, as well as being a historical record of the past is a building visible from several kilometers away that distinguishes and finds Valeggio. Its skyline integrates and embellishes many photographs taken from different areas already known around giving a tone with a medieval air to numerous landscapes captured from various points of the compass. Of course, even from the same Castle offers an overview that further validates the site between its towers.
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