The Polesine

In this chapter we are going to talk about the wonderful territory of Polesine rich in characteristic cities, green countryside and the Po Delta river.

The Polesine looks like a very charming landscape, with a fascinating lacework of canals, an uninterrupted sequence of entangles banks, evanescent horizons and a wild and rich nature. Water is the dominant element of the territory thanks to the many routes of communication, the irrigation of crops and the fact of being a continuous source of energy.

From a geographical point of view the territory is situated between the Adige river and the Po river, bordering to the east with the Adriatic sea. During the course of its history numerous reclamation and, hydraulic works have been carried out for the drainage of the land and also several diversions of many watercourses took place.

In 1604 the Taglio di Porto Viro was built, which diverted the Po river along a 7 km canal, preventing the covering of the Venice Lagoon.

We have divided the Polesine into the following chapters:

Lendinara

Lendinara

Palazzo Pretorio consists of the 25 meter Maistra Tower and a lower building with merlons which dates back to the end of the fourteenth century. It is one of the oldest buildings...

⇒ Continue

Fratta Polesine

Fratta Polesine

The villa is a triumph of sobriety and elegance that every year attracts tourists from all over the world. It is built on a stone base in order to protect it from possible river flooding...

⇒ Continue

Adria

Adria

Its name gave origin to that of the Adriatic Sea, where the town is now connected through the picturesque Canal Bianco. Adria was a large port as early as the 6th century...

⇒ Continue

Badia Polesine

Badia Polesine

You should visit the Abbey of Santa Maria della Vangadizza, which was founded by the order of the Benedictines and that passed, in the thirteenth century, to the order of...

⇒ Continue

Next