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Between Garda and Po, the Parco del Mincio Protected Area is a tourist destination known as "Terre del Mincio".
A strip of Lombardy nestled between Emilia and Venetia, a territory made of water and land stolen from the water, which includes Mantua, UNESCO town, the art treasures and the symbols of a past marked by war events that were crucial in the history of Italy, and by a variety of natural environments of incomparable charm that the Mincio river shaped with unique ability. From the moraine hills to the confluence with the Po river, Terre del Mincio is also an unprecedented path to discover monumental beauties, the works created by the human genius, landscapes shaped by nature in unique ways and expressions of the traditional tastes and wine-and-food tradition. The itineraries - planned on the basis of the cycle tourism, of the river sailing, of the wine-and-food tradition, of the military history and of biodiversity - allow us to discover its many and fascinating interpretation keys.

Sunset on river Mincio
Sunset on river Mincio
Mantua. Sailing on the Upper lake among the lotus flowers
Mantua. Sailing on the Upper lake among the lotus flowers

Ecotourism and Guided Visits

To visit the Mincio Park with the help of an expert you can contact the didactic-tourist office of the Park Authority: for small and big groups proposals to visit the protected areas are available. Phone number: +39 0376 228320 (in the morning from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm), e-mail didattica@parcodelmincio.it

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
Ancient Fortified TownsAncient Fortified Towns
Departure: Ponti sul Mincio
On foot On foot
 
Great interest: History 
From the Forest to the ParkFrom the Forest to the Park
From Bosco Fontana forest to Bertone romantic garden
On foot On foot
 
From Vallazza to Forcello, between Nature and HistoryFrom Vallazza to Forcello, between Nature and HistoryOn foot By bike On foot
 
Gonzaga Family and WaterGonzaga Family and WaterOn foot On foot
 
Man and RiverMan and RiverOn foot On foot
 
Once Upon a Time There Were the Glaciers...Once Upon a Time There Were the Glaciers...
On foot in Castellaro Lagusello Nature Reserve and SCI
Departure: Castellaro Lagusello
On foot On foot
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Geology Great interest: History 
The Ancient Gonzaga's ForestThe Ancient Gonzaga's ForestOn foot On foot
 
The Lacustrine Environments of the ParkThe Lacustrine Environments of the ParkOn foot On foot
 
The Migratory BirdsThe Migratory BirdsOn foot On foot
 
The Periurban Park of MantuaThe Periurban Park of MantuaOn foot On foot
 
The Woodland of the StorksThe Woodland of the StorksOn foot On foot
 
Great interest: Wildlife 
Towards the River Po among Locks and CanalsTowards the River Po among Locks and CanalsOn foot On foot
 

EDEN Routes

EDEN Project - Excellent European Destinations

"Gran Tour" (great tour) of the Valleys and "Le Valli nascoste di Soave" (Soave's hidden Valleys) are two itineraries that better help us understand the excellence of the Mincio valleys Nature Reserve and of the villages overlooking this extraordinary ecosystem.

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
Map with georeferenced itineraryValleys' Gran TourValleys' Gran Tour
Departure: Soave
On foot On foot
 
Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History 
In the heart of the valleysIn the heart of the valleysCanoe Canoe
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History 
Soave's Hidden ValleysSoave's Hidden ValleysOn foot By bike On horseback On foot
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Panorama 

Bikes in the Park
Bikes in the Park
By bike in the Park
By bike in the Park

Itineraries by bike

There are many itineraries by bike in the protected areas that cross the whole Park and are often completed with dirt roads easily accessible. The most famous itinerary is the Mantova-Peschiera (here you can find the map of the route) while south of the town the bike routes border Mincio's river bank up to the river Po. Many intermediate stretches allow the visitors to reach the Bertone Visitor Center and the Fontana Forest Nature Reserve (from Mantua, first stretch of the Mantova-Peschiera) and the Visitor Center and Ethnographic Museum of the River Professions in Rivalta sul Mincio (from Mantua following the new cycle lane up to Grazie and going on up to the village of Rivalta). The tour of Mantua's lakes' shores is another chance to know the natural habitat around the capital city.

To download the map of the cycling paths of the Province of Mantua and all the descriptive information of the routes, visit the website of the Province of Mantua.
Every year in May the event "roundabike" takes place in the Park, a calendar of events and itineraries dedicated to the bikes.



Bike rental:

  • Giovanni Busselli's Mantua Bike
    Viale Piave, 22/B (near the bus station), ph. +39 0376 220909 (2013 rates, including VAT: 1 hour 3.00 Euros, half day 10.00 Euros, whole day 12.00 Euros).
  • La Rigola
    Via Trieste, 5 (near the Catena Harbor). Ph. +39 0376 366677 - +39 335 6054958 (2013 rates, including VAT: city bikes with no gears, 1 hour 3.50 Euros, the whole day 15.00 Euros, Bikes with gears, 1 hour 7.00 Euros, the whole day 30.00 Euros).
  • In Governolo di Roncoferraro at the Ostello dei Concari Ph. +39 0376 1590315 - E-mail: info@ostellodeiconcari.com - website: www.ostellodeiconcari.com
  • In Volta Mantovana at the Chiosco dei Mulini,
    via dei Mulini - mobile ph: +39 335 1220087, e-mail: info@chioscodeimulini.it - www.chioscodeimulini.it
  • Marengo di Marmirolo: Mantovabikexperience - Via Bacchelli, 6 (a 300mt dalla ciclabile Mantova Peschiera) - ph. +39 338 1208689 - www.mantovabikexperience.com
  • Grazie di Curtatone: Mantovabikexperience - Via Francesca, 51 - ph. +39 338 1208689 - www.mantovabikexperience.com


An advice for the bikers: along the cycle lanes you should try to avoid going out from the lane and going on the grass. If you need to cross a grassy area it is better to get off the bike and carry it by hand. In some seasons, from late summer to fall, an herbaceous plant releases its thorns which stick in the tires and puncture the inner tube. 

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
Map with georeferenced itineraryIl Mincio di VirgilioIl Mincio di Virgilio
In the home town of the great poet, where nature is still bucolic
Departure: Cerese
By bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Panorama Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryMantova-Governolo (Lower Mincio - Po)Mantova-Governolo (Lower Mincio - Po)
A fascinating journey along the Mincio river banks
Departure: Mantova
By bike By bike
 
Great interest: Panorama Great interest: History 
Itinerary by bike in the Mincio ParkItinerary by bike in the Mincio Park
Mantova - Bosco Fontana - Sacca - Rivalta - Grazie
Departure: Piazzale di porta Mulina, parcheggio in fregio linea ferroviaria
By bike By bike
6 hours (pauses and the outing on boat in the Minc...
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Panorama Great interest: History 
Mantua's peri-urban ParkMantua's peri-urban ParkBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Panorama Great interest: History 

The new cycle path
The new cycle path

Along the Central Mincio

Departing from the centers of each of the three municipalities belonging to the Central Mincio there are itineraries along the river Mincio or nearby which are particularly charming, that you can cover on foot or by bike. The waterfronts in Volta Mantovana and Goito have been renovated through the imrpovement of the connection routes between the urban centers and the river. In Marmirole you will find it particularly interesting to follow the water courses, especially along the Mincio.

MedioMincio is crossed by the cycle lane "Mantova-Peschiera": for information about this and other cycle routes  http://www.provincia.mantova.it/context.jsp?ID_LINK=553&area=7

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
Map with georeferenced itineraryCycle lane along the Virgilio CanalCycle lane along the Virgilio Canal
Departure: Volta Mantovana
By bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife 
Map with georeferenced itineraryItineraries on foot, by bikeand on horsebackItineraries on foot, by bikeand on horseback
Departure: Volta Mantovana
On foot By bike On horseback On foot
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife 
Map with georeferenced itineraryThe Via Carolingia in the stretch of Volta MantovanaThe Via Carolingia in the stretch of Volta Mantovana
Departure: Cavriana
On foot On foot
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryThe Volta-Mincio cycle laneThe Volta-Mincio cycle laneBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife 
 ArcheoMincioOn foot On foot
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Archeology Great interest: History 
 Fortresses, Castles and TowersOn foot On foot
 
Great interest: History 
From the center to the villas towards MaglioFrom the center to the villas towards MaglioOn foot On foot
 
Great interest: History 
 In the Surroundings of the Glory Bridge
Departure: Goito
On foot On foot
 
Great interest: History 
Itinerary along the Mincio drainage canalItinerary along the Mincio drainage canal
Departure: Marengo
On foot On foot
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife 
Lungomincio a GoitoLungomincio a GoitoOn foot On foot
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: History 
Mantova-Peschiera cycle laneMantova-Peschiera cycle laneBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Religion Great interest: History 
The ancient mill and the mills in the surroundingsThe ancient mill and the mills in the surroundingsOn foot On foot
 
Great interest: History 

Fortresses, towers and castles

Four thematic itineraries

The territory around Mantua often was a battle scene in the centuries when northern Italy was devastated by the many wars at that time. Always characterized by a fragile balance between earth and water, this territory became part of the fortified systems realized by different state authorities in the course of time according to the new defensive needs and to the always changing art of war.

Thanks to its particular geographical structure Mantua had a significant strategical-military value. As a connection between Venetia and Lombardy, the river Mincio was the scene of the most significant battles occurred in the northern Italy. The presence of many fortresses are a testimony to these facts. They were placed in the shape of a checkerboard and gave life to several defensive systems along the river, according to a drawing kept together by nature.
Manufactured goods, works and monuments are today silent symbols of the territory's military history and fundamental elements of the landscape, thanks to their quantity, quality and significance. These elements create a new tourist theme: "Fortresses, castles and towers: Mincio and war", consisting of four different itineraries.

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
Map with georeferenced itineraryFortress Mantua: an itinerary between art and warFortress Mantua: an itinerary between art and war
Mincio and war - Itinerary n. 3
Departure: Piazza Porta Giulia, Mantova
On foot By bike By bike
 
Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryPeschiera-Mantua, the Quadrilatero's western sidePeschiera-Mantua, the Quadrilatero's western side
Mincio and war - Itinerary n. 2
Departure: Peschiera
By bike Car By bike
 
Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itinerarySerraglio: territories between Mincio and PoSerraglio: territories between Mincio and Po
Mincio and war - Itinerary n. 4
Departure: Piazza Porta Giulia, Mantova
By bike Car By bike
 
Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryWalls, towers, fortresses and castles of the upper MincioWalls, towers, fortresses and castles of the upper Mincio
Mincio and war - Itinerary n. 1
Departure: Monzambano
By bike Car By bike
 
Great interest: History 

Itineraries realized within the system actions of the project "Terre del Mincio", Mincio Park leader authority, author Claudia Bonora Previdi.

Forti Torri Castelli

PDF Short guide: download
"Forti, torri e castelli. Il Mincio e la guerra. Itinerari turistici"
Book Series "Terre del Mincio", thematic itineraries.
Conception and publishing coordinator: Mincio Park. Author: Claudia Bonora Previdi.

Photos: Virgiliana National Accademy, Archive of the Mincio Park, Cty Library of Treviso, Teresiana city library in Mantua, Claudia Bonora Previdi, Gian Pietro Brogiolo - Lisa Cervigni - Giovanni Zandonella Maiucco, Collection of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio of Florence, Consorzio di Bonifica Territori del Mincio, Arco Mantova foundation, Alberto Pedroni - Exploring Academy, Pro Loco of Ponti sul Mincio - photo Ivan Fortunato, Wikimedia.

The use of the materials was previously authorized by each organization, which we really thank.
Thanks to: municipality of Mantua, Society for the Ducal Palace.

Castelli

Useful information:
For further information: www.terredelmincio.it - www.mantovafortezza.it
For guided hikes along the described itineraries (for groups): Mincio Park's didactic office 0376/228320 - didattica@parcodelmincio.it

For visits to the fortresses: Forte Ardietti: +39 0376 88121 | Forte di Pietole: +39 0376 283037 | Forti di Borgoforte and Motteggiana: +39 0376 641411

For guided hikes to the river Museum and Bertazzolo hollow in Correggio Micheli and Governolo: +39 340 8806468

On the water

On the Mincio and on the lakes of Mantua many sailing societies carry out planned departures from Mantua, Grazie di Curtatone, Rivalta sul Mincio. To gain information on the schedule and the sailing route it is possible to refer to their proposals, and there are many choices: you can sail by motor ship, or you can cut through the water of the lakes and of the Mincio river on electric or solar power boats, or you can even slide by canoe among the groves of reeds of the valleys and the islands of the lotus flowers.

The stretches branch off from the Upper lake and from the Nature Reserve of the Mincio Valleys (Mantua, Grazie, Rivalta), from the Middle or Lower lakes of Mantua and towards the Nature Reserve of Vallazza, with possible extension along the Lower Mincio up to the Po, through the canal locks.

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
Map with georeferenced itineraryFrom the Renaissance skyline to Virgil's Mincio by motor vesselFrom the Renaissance skyline to Virgil's Mincio by motor vessel
Motor vessel navigation from Mantua to the lower Mincio and towards the Po River
Departure: Mantova - Lago di Mezzo
Boat Boat
1 hour/1.5 hours
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Panorama 
Map with georeferenced itineraryFrom Mantua to the Po through the "water lift"From Mantua to the Po through the "water lift"
Motor vessel navigation from Mantua to the lower Mincio River and towards the Po River
Departure: Mantova (pontile B di Viale Mincio/pontile A di Via Lungolago Gonzaga), Governolo e Sacchetta
Boat Boat
1 to 2.5 hours
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Panorama 
Map with georeferenced itineraryWith boatmen in the Mincio ValleysWith boatmen in the Mincio Valleys
Naviganting the Mincio Valleys and upper lake
Departure: Grazie di Curtatone, Rivalta sul Mincio, Ponte dei Mulini a Mantova
Boat Boat
1 to 2 hours
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife 
Map with georeferenced itineraryWith environmental guards, looking for herons and other wondersWith environmental guards, looking for herons and other wonders
Naviganting the Mincio Valleys and upper lake
Departure: Mantova
Boat Boat
1 h 30 m
Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Panorama 
Map with georeferenced itineraryFrom the heart of the Mincio valleys following the routes of the ancient professionsFrom the heart of the Mincio valleys following the routes of the ancient professions
Naviganting the Mincio Valleys and upper lake
Departure: Rivalta sul Mincio, Grazie di Curtatone, Mantova Ponte dei Mulini
Boat Boat
2 to 3 hours
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife 
Map with georeferenced itineraryFrom Rivalta to Mantua on the first solar-powered boatFrom Rivalta to Mantua on the first solar-powered boat
Naviganting the Mincio Valleys and upper lake
Departure: Rivalta sul Mincio, Grazie di Curtatone, Belfiore, Zanzara
Boat Boat
2 h
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Panorama Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryCanoeing from Pozzolo to GoitoCanoeing from Pozzolo to Goito
Gliding on the water from the mills’ village to the Bersaglieri’s town
Departure: Pozzolo
Canoe Canoe
 
Map with georeferenced itineraryCanoeing from Goito to RivaltaCanoeing from Goito to Rivalta
From the natural river to Valli del Mincio wetland, among groves of reeds, herons and lotus flowers
Departure: Goito
Canoe Canoe
 
Map with georeferenced itineraryCanoeing from Rivalta to MantuaCanoeing from Rivalta to Mantua
From the idyllic Valli del Mincio Reserve to the Gonzaga city, UNESCO heritage site
Departure: Rivalta
Canoe Canoe
 

The itineraries are proposed by the several shipping companies working on the river Mincio and Mantua's lakes.

ArcheoMincio

The places of the ancestors and the Archaeological Museums

The definitive shrinking of the glacier which shaped the territory between the Garda lake and the Po river and led to an improvement of the climate, had also facilitated the appearance of the first stable settlements by the river Mincio since the 4th or 5th century B.C.

Since the Neolithic this side of the eastern Lombardy had played a particularly significant role: it was a border area of contacts, interactions, exchanges, wars and alliances, it was then a crossroads for the different cultures of the Bronze Age, where Celts, people from Venetia and the Etruscan civilization lived together. In the Early Middle Ages this territory also was the scene of the battles between Longobards and the Byzantine people. Along the river and near it there are many testimonies of the presence of these cultures, but only the Domus Romana in mantua and the Forcello Archaeological Park are accessible.

Researchers took a census of the other findings, that were covered in order to safeguard them, and the same happened for the non-monumental findings found during the building works.
These pages, therefore, offer a summary of the main archaeological researches carried out in the territory, through a mainly naturalistic itinerary. Visitors are asked to entrust especially to some places the recall of the situations and the landscapes where the ancient settlements were born and developed, places still characterized by their original features.

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
Map with georeferenced itineraryBucolic Mincio: the upper plain of Via Postumia, Goths and LangobardsBucolic Mincio: the upper plain of Via Postumia, Goths and Langobards
Archeomincio - Itinerary n. 2
Departure: Pozzolo
By bike Car By bike
 
Great interest: Archeology 
Map with georeferenced itineraryConfluence with the Po: Pietole, Bagnolo San Vito, GovernoloConfluence with the Po: Pietole, Bagnolo San Vito, Governolo
Archeomincio - Itinerary n. 4
Departure: Formigosa
By bike Car By bike
 
Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryMantua: from the lovers of Valdaro to contemporary city lifeMantua: from the lovers of Valdaro to contemporary city life
Archeomincio - Itinerary n. 3
Departure: Mantova
On foot By bike On foot
 
Great interest: Archeology 
Map with georeferenced itineraryThe moraine hills: from the prehistory to the Middle AgesThe moraine hills: from the prehistory to the Middle Ages
Archeomincio - itinerary n. 1
Departure: Peschiera del Garda
By bike Car By bike
 
Great interest: Archeology 

Itineraries realized within the system actions of the project "Terre del Mincio", Mincio Park leader authority, author Claudia Bonora Previdi.

Archeomincio

PDF Short guide: download
Title: "Archeomincio"
Book Series "Terre del Mincio", thematic itineraries.
Conception and publishing coordinator: Mincio Park.
Authors: Alberto Crosato and Raffaella Tremolada, archaeologists

Photographs: Archive of the Mincio Park, Lombardy's Authority for the Archaeological goods, Archaeological Museum of the Alto Mantovano, Forcello Archaeological Park, Alberto Crosato.

Thanks to: dott. Raffaella Poggiani Keller and dott. Elena Maria Menotti (Lombardy's Authority for the Archaeological goods), Adalberto Piccoli (Archaeological Museum of the Alto Mantovano), dott. Claudia Fredella (Forcello Archaeological Park).


ArcheoUseful information:
For guided hikes along the described itineraries (for groups): didactic office of the Mincio Park: +39 0376 228320

Archaeological Museum of the Alto Mantovano
, Cavriana, Piazza Castello, 5; Ph. and Fax +39 0376 806330; E-mail: museo.cavriana@libero.it - Opening hours: from Tuesday to Friday, from 9.00am to noon, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9.00 am to noon and from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm (July and August from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm); closed on working mondays and from the 16th of December to the 1st of February.

Mantua National Archaeological Museum, Mantova, Mantua, Piazza Castello; Ph. +39 0376 320003 - Fax +39 0376 318293; E-mail: sba-lom.mn.nucleooperativo@beniculturali.it - opening hours: from Tuesday to Saturday, from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm, holidays from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm; closed on working mondays

Domus romana of Piazza Sordello, Mantua, Piazza Sordello; Ph. and Fax +39 0376 225724; E-mail: perilparco@yahoo.com - opening hours: winter (from October to may): Monday, from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 am to noon and from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm; closed on Monday morning - summer (from June to September): Monday from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 am to noon and from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

Francesco Gonzaga Diocesan Museum of religious art, Mantua, Piazza Virgiliana, 55; Ph. +39 0376 320602 - +39 0376 319511 - Fax +39 0376 320602; E-mail: museofgonzaga@alice.it - opening hours: from Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30am to noon and from 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm; on working mondays and Tuesdays open only for groups by previous booking.

Forcello Archaeological Park, S. Biagio di Bagnolo S. Vito, SS 413 "Romana", Via Valle; Ph. +39 0376 413317 (culture office of the municipalità of Bagnolo S. Vito); E-mail: info@parcoarcheologicoforcello.it - opening hours: from March to October everyday by previous booking, Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30 am to half past noon and from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm;  everyday by previous booking for guided visits and didactic workshops.

Virgiliano Archaeological Museum, Pietole di Virgilio, Via Parma, 34; Ph. +39 0376 440439 - open on demand.

River museum, Governolo di Bagnolo San Vito, via Nino Bixio, 10: ph. +39 340 886468 Pro Loco Bagnolo San Vito; open on Sundays until the 31st of December 2013, for single visitors or for groups of at least 10 participants.

Publication realized within the integrated project entitled "Terre del Mincio, waterfront dal Garda al Po" - European co-financing FESR, POR 2007-2013 - intervention 4.1.1.1 "Promotion and spread of a sustainable use of the protected areas system through the safeguard and the enhancement of the cultural and environmental heritage" - Region Lombardy - Mincio Park leader authority. 

On foot and by bike

The itineraries by bike in the Mincio Park's protected area including "Terre del Mincio" are numerous and cross the whole Park's area, and they are often completed by easily accessible dirt roads. The most famous trail is the Mantova-Peschiera, while south of the town the trails by bike follow the Mincio river bank up to the Po river.

Many intermediate trails allow visitors to reach the Bertone Visitor Center and the Foresta Fontana Nature Reserve (from Mantua, first stretch of the Mantova-Peschiera), as well as the Visitor Center and Ethnographic River Professions Museum of Rivalta sul Mincio (from Mantua through the net cycling path up to Grazie and going on up to the village of Rivalta). The tour of Mantua's lakes' shores (periurban park) is a further opportunity to know the natural habitat around the principal town. Every year in May the event entitled "Roundabike" takes place, a calendar packed with events and itineraries dedicated to cycling tourism.

Here you can rent a bike in Terre del Mincio

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
Map with georeferenced itineraryArt parkArt park
Outdoor installations between nature and contemporary art
On foot On foot
 
Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryBike trail along Canale Virgilio towpathBike trail along Canale Virgilio towpath
A trail at the foot of the hills
By bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife 
Map with georeferenced itineraryCycling tour of the Counts D’ArcoCycling tour of the Counts D’Arco
Departure: Palazzo D'Arco, Mantova
By bike By bike
 
Map with georeferenced itineraryIn the heart of Mincio ParkIn the heart of Mincio Park
On two wheels among art, nature and the works of human intelligence
Departure: Piazzale di porta Mulina, parcheggio in fregio linea ferroviaria
By bike By bike
medium-length, easy itinerary; most of it runs on ...
 
Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryMantua-Governolo (Lower Mincio - Po)Mantua-Governolo (Lower Mincio - Po)
An evocative journey along the banks of the Mincio River
Departure: Mantova
By bike By bike
 
Great interest: Panorama Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryThe Carolingian RouteThe Carolingian Route
The Mantua stretch of Charlemagne's travel from Aachen to Rome
Departure: Cavriana
By bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryThe Mantova-PeschieraThe Mantova-Peschiera
Italy's longest green highway
Departure: Piazzale di porta Mulina, parcheggio a fianco della ferrovia
By bike By bike
Average long trail with no particular difficulties...
6 hours (including the pauses and the visits to th...
Great interest: Religion Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryThe Prince's ItineraryThe Prince's Itinerary
Discovering cultural and artistic points of interest in the Gonzaga city
Departure: Mantova, Palazzo Te
On foot By bike On foot
 
Great interest: Religion Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryVirgil's MincioVirgil's Mincio
In the native places of the greatest poet, where nature is still bucolic
Departure: Cerese
By bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Panorama Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryVolta-Mincio bike trailVolta-Mincio bike trail
From hills to river plain
By bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife 
Mantua's peri-urban ParkMantua's peri-urban Park
Between nature and Renaissance
By bike By bike
 
Great interest: Panorama Great interest: History 

Nature Oasis

Terre del Mincio keep many and significant caskets of biodiversity, unique habitats created by the harmonious union between the plain and the river waters, inhabited by rare, endangered or protected plant and animal species. There are two Nature Reserves and Sites of Community Importance (SCI) of the Natura 2000 Network: The wetlands of the Mincio Valleys and Mantua lakes, and the "Vallazza". A third reserve situated outside the Park's borders but managed by the Park authority is "Castellaro Lagusello". An other Natura 2000 site is "Chiavica del Moro". The "Valli del Mincio" and "Vallazza" nature reserves are classified as Special Protection Areas (SPAs) because of the presence of fauna and flora of community importance. The Mincio valleys are also classified as EDEN (European Destinations of ExcelleNce) tourist destinations of excellence (runner up 2009).

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
Map with georeferenced itinerary"Grand tour" of the valleys"Grand tour" of the valleys
By bike or by boat in the EDEN
Departure: Soave
On foot By bike Boat Boat
 
Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryFrom Fontana wood to Mantua’s lakes - A green corridor for biodiversityFrom Fontana wood to Mantua’s lakes - A green corridor for biodiversity
Along the Diversivo from Mantua to Soave
On foot On foot
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife 

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