• La Finestra sul Fiume

  • A hideaway five-bedroom B&B on a riverbank in the Veneto region
  • Food & drink
    Breakfast only, in a romantic garden setting. The restaurants of Borghetto are a 15 minute walk along the cycle path
  • Rooms
    5 rooms in total
  • Nearby
    Walking distance to local villages; Verona, Mantua, Lake Garda (less than 30km)
  • Prices
    5 nights from £ 620 per person including breakfast and car hire

Overview

Food & Drink:
  • Walking distance to restaurants
Recreational:
  • Bicycles available
  • Concierge service
  • Wi-Fi
In room features:
  • Air conditioning

La Finestra sul Fiume, Valeggio sul Mincio

This former mill hovers on the edge of the banks of the river Mincio, one of Italy’s cleanest rivers, lovingly converted into a five-bedroom B&B by owners Pietro and Mattea. Perfect for a few days of complete relaxation, it is a good base for visiting Verona, Mantua and the southern part of Lake Garda, or for anyone looking to explore the area’s superb gastronomic tradition.

In the grounds of the B&B, willow trees slung with hammocks border the gently meandering river and bridges create tiny grassy islands filled with flittering butterflies and the gentle drone of crickets and frogs. In the summer months, you can swim in part of the river. Breakfasts are bespoke (after a discussion with Petro on the previous evening) and memorable, eaten at your own individual table on the riverbank as you watch drifting swans and geese.

The B&B is in an ivy-clad building in the heart of this rural idyll. Bedrooms are simple, white-washed, with beamed ceilings and personal touches and with modern bathrooms. An extra bed or cot can be added for children.

There is no restaurant but the villages of Borghetto and Valeggio are within walking distance and both have excellent restaurants, all featuring the local traditional tortellini, trout and pike with polenta.


Location

Walk from La Finestra sul Fiume to the pretty villages of Borghetto and Valeggio, where restaurants and tortellini shops outnumber the houses. A cycle trail leads from the B&B from Mantua to Peschiera del Garda.

Further afield, the towns and villages around the southern part of Lake Garda, Verona and the more understated Mantua are within easy reach.

Prices and Holiday Ideas

 

Cycling along the Veneto's cycleways

A week-long twin-centre holiday between Valeggio sul Mincio and Padova exploring the surroundings on a bicycle along dedicated cycle paths.

  • 7 days fully comprehensive car hire arranged at Verona airport
  • 4 nights on a BB basis sharing a double room at La Finestra sul Fiume in Valeggio sul Mincio
  • 3 nights on a BB basis sharing a double room at the Hotel Belludi 37 in Padova
  • Electric bikes delivered at each hotel

£ 1100 per person

Flights from the UK starting at £ 90 per person

4 nights in Valeggio sul Mincio

 

Valeggio sul Mincio is located along the River Mincio Cycle route between Peschiera del Garda to Mantova.

This is a historic town that has preserved the original mediaeval fortifications built by the Scaliger family, lords of Verona.

Valeggio is about 15km from the start in Peschiera del Garda. The route is almost entirely made up of flat, well signposted, asphalted cycle paths.

http://italy-cycling-guide.info/cycleways-cycle-routes/rivers/river-mincio-cycleway/


3 nights Padova

 

Padova is one Italy's most delightful cities and a biker paradise. It can be cycled throughout and it's also at the centre of many cycle routes going to Vicenza, Venice, the Euganei Thermal Springs and the Palladian Villas along the Brenta River

http://www.veneto.eu/itinerari-dettaglio?uuid=d39cdb4b-be78-47d2-80e6-a20c4019fa45&lang=en
http://www.padovanet.it/sites/default/files/attachment/C_1_Allegati_5178_Allegato.pdf
http://www.padovanet.it/sites/default/files/attachment/C_1_Allegati_5174_Allegato.pdf

 

Location

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Local highlights

Further afield

Nearest airport

Mantova
Peschiera del Garda
Borghetto
Valeggio sul Mincio

Garda
Limone sul Garda
Bardolino
Verona

Vicenza
Brescia
Mantova
Venice

Verona airport
Brescia airport
Venice airport
Bergamo airport

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