- Cycle Tourism
- Active & Green
From Garda to the Po
Over a weekend, you can cycle further to the Valtènesi Brescia hills, which feature vineyards, castles and views of Lake Garda.
You can even head towards the city of Brescia, with its welcoming historic squares, where you can relax seated outside a café.
Finally, along the Po, you can explore the Bassa Mantovana and the Oltrepò, the land torn from the waters of the Great River, which abounds with testimonies of material culture and fine dining opportunities.
AMONG THE VINEYARS
Valtènesi and Basso Garda
Trebbiano di Lugana is produced in the moraine hills. Chiaretto, which has a floral bouquet, is made from Groppello grapes, grown on the slopes of the Valtènesi, amidst castles and lake breezes.
CASTLE WITH A VIEW
Ascend to the austere Padenghe castle, with its polygonal walls and corner towers, and let your gaze wander over the wide expanse of Lake Garda and the hills.
A small peninsula that extends into Basso Garda and is separated from the mainland by a crossable moat is home to a charming medieval centre with a spa.
San Martino della Battaglia
The memory of a historic battle is conserved through documents, relics and reconstructions in the ossuary-tower that stands on San Martino hill.
The Mantuan melon capital is home to the Consortium that promotes it. In summer, the fruit is celebrated with numerous festivals, where you can enjoy it as an appetizer and dessert.
San Benedetto Po
For centuries, the agricultural landscape around San Benedetto abbey in Polirone has seen continuous land reclamation and the establishment of settlements.
HISTORY OF THE RIVER
History, archaeology, ethnography: The Po Museum is a journey into the ancient civilizations of the River Po. Nearby, a ship mill moored to the riverbank.
The town’s stratigraphy is explored in the museum, housed in the Santa Giulia monastery. Roman houses with remarkable mosaics.
SWEET AND SPICY
Rustic tradition and court tradition: Mantuan cuisine embraces both popular and aristocratic dishes. Be sure to try the “risotto alla pilota”, a traditional rice picker’s dish.