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Searching for the lost branch of the River Po

A journey of discovery along the course of Colorno River, to the mouth of the Goro

Itinerary: Parma (0 km), Colorno (16 km), Brescello (51 km), Gualtieri (63 km), San Benedetto Po (111 km), Ostiglia(132 km), Stellata (185 km), Ferrara (225 km), Ro (255 km), Ariano nel Polesine (290 km), Mesola (304 km), Goro (325 km), foce del Po di Goro (337 km), Volano (386 km), Comacchio (409 km), Casal Borsetti (460 km), Ravenna (477 km)

 

A journey that follows the right bank of the great Po River. From Parma to Colorno and its palace, following the winding course of the river, we come across small hamlets and villages that were the birthplaces of illustrious writers and artists: Brescello for Giovannino Guareschi, Gualtieri for Antonio Ligabue and Ferrara, capital of the Renaissance and once a river city

Where possible, we descend towards the sea following the riverbanks. They recount the long history of the relationship between the great river and its people; a relationship full of affection and fear that is never taken for granted. An infinite waterway that has been used since ancient times by ships taking their cargo and goods back and forth, making the fortunes of men and cities. 

And then there’s Mesola, the end of the course that began on Monviso, to reach Goro and Gorino, following the southernmost branch of the great river, where, thanks to a bridge made of boats, it is possible to cross into a timeless landscape. Discovering the territory of the Po Delta Park and Pomposa Abbey, the magic of Comacchio and the charm of its valleys, as far as the ancient bed of the Po in Primaro, on which the waters of the Rhine now flow to the sea, truly is a wonderful spectacle. 

A journey that follows the right bank of the great Po River. From Parma to Colorno and its palace, following the winding course of the river, we come across small hamlets and villages that were the birthplaces of illustrious writers and artists: Brescello for Giovannino Guareschi, Gualtieri for Antonio Ligabue and Ferrara, capital of the Renaissance and once a river city. Where possible, we descend towards the sea following the riverbanks. They recount the long history of the relationship between the great river and its people; a relationship full of affection and fear that is never taken for granted. An infinite waterway that has been used since ancient times by ships taking their cargo and goods back and forth, making the fortunes of men and cities. And then there’s Mesola, the end of the course that began on Monviso, to reach Goro and Gorino, following the southernmost branch of the great river, where, thanks to a bridge made of boats, it is possible to cross into a timeless landscape. Discovering the territory of the Po Delta Park and Pomposa Abbey, the magic of Comacchio and the charm of its valleys, as far as the ancient bed of the Po in Primaro, on which the waters of the Rhine now flow to the sea, truly is a wonderful spectacle.

Last update 06/10/2021
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