THE ABBEY OF POMPOSA:
The ancient Benedictine monastery of Pomposa now includes the Basilica with the Atrium, the Romanesque bell tower, the Sala del Capitolo, the Sala a Stilate, the Refettorio, the Dormitorio and the Palazzo della Ragione, these buildings hosted a center of spirituality and culture among the most important in the world. Pomposa Abbey is easily reachable from five major cities. From Ferrara following the road to Massa Fiscaglia and Codigoro. From Rovigo following the state road n. 443 to Rosolina and from here the Romea state road towards Ravenna. From Padua following the state road n.516, passing Piove di Sacco and entering the state road Romea to follow in the direction of Ravenna. From Venice and Ravenna always following the state road n.309 Romea. There are ample parking facilities in front of the abbey.
SAN BASILIO’S QUERCIA:
Almost in San Basilio, following the path of the embankment that leads from the capital to the homonymous village, you come across a majestic tree that stands alone in the surrounding countryside, leaning against the left bank of the Po di Goro.
It is a English oak (Quercus robur) of over 500 years. Its circumference at 1.30 meters from the ground is 6.15 meters, while its height is about 26 meters. It survived for its peripheral position and because it was a plant used as a border marker (it is mentioned in documents over 500 years ago).
It has also a scientific value because it is one of the last plants witnessing the ancient forest that covered the Po Valley. In local dialect it is called “el rovere” or “la rovra” which improperly refers to an oak of the same genus but belonging to another species: the Quercus petraea, which however would not survive with the root system partially immersed in the ‘water for long periods.
THE PARK OF THE DELTA DEL PO:
The silence of nature, the scents of vegetation, the evocative paths of the Rosolina Mare Botanical Garden. To abandon oneself to the contemplation of the beauty and variety of the landscapes is an unmissable pleasure. Every corner of the Delta always looks different and always new to the visitor’s eyes.
There are many opportunities to take advantage of to be seduced by the beauties of nature and the historic centers of Polesine, including Rovigo and Adria; we are also talking about a crossroads of first-rate tourist itineraries at international level: from here it is in fact possible to reach tourism capitals such as Padua, Venice, Verona, Ferrara, Bologna and Ravenna:
“ADRIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY” AUTODROME:
The Adria International Raceway racetrack is the heart of a multifunctional complex born in 2002 at the gateway to the Po Delta Park, in the province of Rovigo, on the initiative of a group of entrepreneurs in love with motor sports.
Located near the inhabited area of Cavanella Po, near Adria, this is a structure of the highest order, so much so that the International Automobile Federation (FIA) has granted the circuit even the approval for the Formula One tests.
Moreover, the Polesan racetrack has hosted the FIA GT, the highest championship in the world, since 2006, and in the recent past it has been the setting for the prestigious Dtm and Formula 3 Euroseries.
It should not be forgotten, among other things, that Adria also stops all the main national championships (Formula 3000, Formula Three, GT, Prototype, Superstars, Tourism) as the C1 Cup.