Visit Date: October 12, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m.
On our first day of arrival, October 12, 2019, our next stop was the beautiful village of Borghetto. We passed through Milan and traveled east on the highway all the way to the outskirts of Verona, Veneto. We parked our car in a parking lot a little far from the center of the village, though it was only a two-minute walk, and started sightseeing. Oops, this is a paid parking lot. Maybe it’s a famous tourist attraction? I felt that there were many cars for sure. I also see a lot of people.
On both sides of the road leading to the village, there are a few little snack shops and souvenir shops, after all, there may be many people visiting. After a while, you will see a small river. Turn left here and you will see the village. At the corner is a relatively large hotel and an impressive terrace of restaurants spread out in front of it. A lot of people were relaxing. And here is the view of the village. Very beautiful…. The weather was mild.
There are so many restaurants and souvenir shops.
The name of this village « Borghetto » means « small village » in Italian. It was built in the 14th century by the Visconti family, the rulers of the area.
I couldn’t find any information about when the village was formed from the official website, but the Romanesque church that remains in the village was built around the 11th century, which means that the history of the village is at least nearly 800 years old.
Of course we visited the castle on the hill. It was possible to go there by microbus from the foot of the hill, but it takes about 5 minutes to walk to the pond. Of course, it takes a little bit of physical strength to climb up the steep hill.
We arrived at the top of the hill where the castle was during the siesta, but we arrived 10 minutes before 3pm when it reopened. After a short wait, we were able to enter the castle. Incidentally, during this waiting time, I was gathering information around our house, which was under pressure because of the approaching typhoon. I was relieved to hear that the typhoon had passed through Tokyo by this time, the rain had stopped, and the rivers had not overflowed.
Aside from that, the castle was like a typical observatory with a great view. It was a bit hazy, but we had a great 360 degree view of the beautiful Veneto plains, and we could see the magnificent road leading to the White, built by the Visconti family in the 14th century.
So much for visiting beautiful villages on our first day of arrival. For this day we have arranged an apartment in the old town of Verona, which should be about an hour away.