Many countries are known for their incredible cuisine, but everybody will agree that Italy is always first when it comes to it. If you are looking for a great place where you can taste the most incredible traditional food, you should definitely give Valeggio sul Mincio a try. This little town is situated in the province of Verona, and food is extremely important in that area.
Some of the most traditional dishes of the area include brasato all'Amarone (which is some delicious braised beef meat cooked with Amarone wine), gnocchi (which is homemade pasta made of potato), risotto all'Amarone (rice from the province of Verona cooked with the extremely popular Amarone wine) and desserts such as mandoriato (torrone which is only made in the region) and nadalin (very similar to the very well-known pandoro).
But if there is one dish in Valeggio sul Mincio that everybody loves, is definitely their famous tortellini di Valeggio. These are handmade tortellini filled with some beef, some pork and various vegetables and usually served with some melted butter. In fact, these tortellini are so loved that every year, on the third tuesday of June, a festival takes place in Valeggio sul Mincio where its inhabitants wear some traditional clothes and eat tortellini di Valeggio together with all the visitors that decide to take part in the festival.
Everybody knows that a plate of pasta tastes better with a good glass of wine, and that is why you shouldn't miss out on the wine roads in Lugana and Valpolicella, to name a few. Whether you would like to do it by foot or by bike, going around these roads full of raw nature will make you feel alive and, at the same time, will bring you the opportunity to try some of the most exquisite wines in the whole of Italy.
If everything you have read so far captured your curiosity and you can't wait to visit Valeggio sul Mincio, we recommend you to stay in an amazing farmhouse called Agriturismo La Quercia. Not only is it placed on top of a hill, which means the views are breathtaking, but you also will be able to relax thanks to its quiet surroundings, to enjoy the pools and, of course, to eat all of the dishes previously mentioned.
That's right, this farmhouse has its own restaurant where, every weekend, some of the best dishes you could ever enjoy are cooked to make the guests fall in love not only with the place, but also with the food. And the best thing about it all is that the ingredients are traditional and, some of them, grown in that very same farmhouse, since the family who runs it also owns an agricultural company where vegetables are grown and wine is made to ensure that the guests really manage to have the best food possible.
All you have to do now is to book your flight and a room in the Agriturismo La Quercia, to enjoy an extremely relaxing break that will allow you to fall in love with food all over again.
For further information: www.agriturismolaquercia.com