Located in the heart of the province of Mantua, Goito stretches out between the verdant Morainic hills and the sweeping Mincio river valley

Goito

"Located in the heart of the province of Mantua, Goito stretches out between the verdant Morainic hills and the sweeping Mincio river valley. Enjoying such a strategic geographic location gave Goito a complex history. Over the years, the town went from Gonzaga city state in the 14th century to battlefield for the Wars of Independence from 1848. The village is laid out according to the ancient grid plan, and can be reached by the famously-named ""Bridge of Glory""; to the left of the bridge stands a monument to Italian Bersaglieri light infantry soldiers, commemorating the 8 April 1848 ""Battesimo del Fuoco"" battle when the Bersaglieri corps fought Austrian troops at the outbreak of the First Italian War of Independence. Not too far away, the bronze bust of General La Marmora who was wounded at the site in May 1848 can be seen. Two fine stately homes stand on the banks of the Mincio river: the eclectic Villa Giraffa and the elegant Villa Moschini. Protected sites of note include the Camignana Valleys, Bertone Park (centre for the reintroduction of the white stork), Isola della Fragola, the Old Mill on the river (recently restored) and the Incoronata di Cerlongo Castle.
Amongst its many assets, Goito also boasts rich gastronomic and craft traditions."

Patron Saint: Saint Peter
Weekly market: Sunday (8:00 – 13:00) in the historic town centre
Farmer's market: Friday (8:00 – 13:00) in the square (Piazza Matteotti)