In this chapter we are going to talk about the wonderful territory of the 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 and to the west with the Great Veronese Valleys.
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 are talking about a thousand-year history, made up of large and small episodes, the result of human ingenuity for the conquest of the lands.
Already in Roman times, the territory was rearranged and rearranged, thanks to the robust embankments of the long waterways that crossed the territory. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, all Polesine was abandoned for almost five centuries.
With the advent of the Benedictines, the major reclamations also returned, intervening in swampy areas and in waterways without embankment, in order to gain land to be cultivated for the inhabitants of the area.
In 1530, the Venetian Republic established the Magistrate alle Acque for the reclamation of the land, and in that period, several rivers were regulated, among which many branches of the Adige were brought into operation, which were transformed into canals, as the Adigetto.
These types of variation improved the hydraulic condition of the area. Over time, the animal force gave way to the first steam engines, thus marking an agricultural revolution in the Veneto and Polesine lands, which thanks to the first waterways, managed to transform the fields and dry up the marshy lands.
◊ THE ROVIGO PROVINCE ◊
Is characterized by a unique and unexplored landscape, the fertile land of the Polesine, between the two longest rivers in Italy, the Po and Piave river, flaunts a secret beauty in a triumphant and still wild nature. All this is clearly visible in the Regional Park of the Po Delta, the largest wetland in Europe and in the Mediterranean, with about 700 square kilometers of land and water, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In this territory, in continuous movement, we will consider some aspects that may seem boring and banal, but if we are able to face them with the right attitude, these lands will give us unique and unforgettable emotions. Do not waste time, organize your holidays in the province of Rovigo, our tips and the suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
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