The Love Knot Feast (Festa del Nodo d’Amore) returns to the scenic Visconteo Bridge at Borghetto in Valeggio sul Mincio on 20 June 2017.
The festival is dedicated to the famous Valeggio tortellino, which is celebrated with a dinner of records with 2500 participants from all over the world sitting on table that is longer than 1 km. The legend of the love knot goes back to the love story between the nymph Silvia and the valiant captain Malco, whose passion was symbolically manifested by a knotted silk handkerchief giving the tortellini from Valeggio their shape. The event is celebrating its 24th anniversary and is organized by Valeggio sul Mincio Association of Restaurants. It first took place in 1993 in order celebrate the 600th anniversary of the construction of the Visconteo Bridge. Twelve tons of tortellini will be prepared by 80 cooks, 3,000 bottles of wine will be served by 200 waiters and sommeliers from 12 local restaurants.
The love knot festival will end with a great fireworks display accompanied by the music of great international composers. The Paralympics World Champion Francesca Porcellato will receive the “La ninfa Silvia della leggenda del Nodo d’Amore” prize (Engl. Nymph Silvia from the Love Knot legend), created by the sculptor Alberto Zucchetta. Two more awards will be given to television presenters Fabrizio Frizzi and Osvaldo Bevilacqua for mentioning Valeggio and the Love Knots in front of a million-plus audience.