Goro, the jewel of Delta: Nature, Cycling, Excursions and Slow Food

In the Delta del Po territory, UNESCO Heritage from 1999, it is located a stunning town: Goro the jewel of Delta, well-know for its spectacular and unique landscape. It is a beautiful land also for Birdwatching with its remarkable sighting paths close to old lighthouse Lanterna Vecchia, Valli di Gorino and isola dell’Amore. Indeed, it is possible to admire more than 50 birds’ species, such as pink flamingos.
Characterized by the active fishing port, where fishing and mussel farming are the main activities, Goro is well-know for clam, along with sea bream, sea bass, mussels, crustaceans and the sublime gold oyster. A genuine local cuisine, based on simple recipes passing down over time, may satisfy the most refined tastes of the most demanding palates.
Views of the coast are enchanting, to be admired with boat excursions, which depart from Goro and Gorino, with astonishing routes between unspoiled nature and the scent of the sea.
Goro is well-know also for its cycle routes, suitable for everyone: from families with children to groups and experts. The most requested itinerary is Goro-Mesola-Pomposa, a ring that connects three main towns in this area, combining art, culture and nature in a single path. Another suggestive itinerary is Destra Po, which flanks Po’s riverbank, which divides Emilia-Romagna and Veneto.
Another route is Goro-Volano, starting from the port in Goro, you may pass through beautiful spots: Bosco della Mesola and Sacca di Goro.

The Delta Gastronomic Pearls – Nature Festival 2018

Festival della Natura 2018

After the success of the first edition, the Nature Festival 2018 scheduled from 19th October to 4th November will live its second edition with a special study on the gastronomic pearls of the Po Delta: rice, hemp, truffles, mussels, clams and oysters.

Photographic exhibitions and thematic conferences, food and wine stands and tastings will be organized inside the Pomposa Abbey and the Este Castle of Mesola; exceptional testimonials will tell us about their cycling and birdwatching experience; guided tours and excursions by boat and by bicycle to discover the territory of the Po Delta Park, already declared a World Heritage Site and recently awarded with the recognition of the Po Delta Biosphere Reserve of the Unesco MAB program, will complete the varied tourist offer .

The event that will take place in the territory of the Municipalities of Codigoro, Mesola and Goro aims to de-seasonalize the local tourist offer by creating a bridge between the months of September and October and the holiday of 1st November.

Some advances on the program:

From 19th to 21st October Rice Days at Pomposa Abbey – Risotto tasting.

From 26th to 28th October Hemp Days at the Pomposa Abbey and the Canneviè Oasis – tasting of products based on Hemp

From 1st to 4th November Autumn Flavors at the Este Castle of Mesola – Tasting of products based on truffles and based on mussels, clams and oysters

Stay tuned!

Chicory Festival 2018 in Bosco Mesola

Sagra del Radicchio 2018

The Chicory Festival 218 will be held in Bosco Mesola (FE) from 28th September to 8th October.

 

SCHEDULE OF THE CHICORY FESTIVAL 2018 IN BOSCO MESOLA

 

Thursday 27th September 2018

  • 9.30 p.m. – Musical show at the stand with the ORCHESTRA OMAR CODAZZI. Admission fee, booking is recommended calling the number +39 339 1558818

 

Friday 28th September 2018

  • 7.00 p.m. – Opening and dinner at the Chicory food stand (Coop Parking Area). Musical entertainment with “ROTTI PER CASO” – Tribute Band 883 & Max Pezzali, reservations for dinner at +39 339 1558818 are welcome.

 

Saturday 29th September 2018

  • From 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. – Bosco Traders present “LO SBARACCO” in the streets of the country. Display on counters set up outside their stores of a large amount of items at small prices.
  • From 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. – Direct “Amicivolmente Radio Sound” program on the RADIO SOUND frequencies at the opening of the festival.
  • 9.00 a.m. – Commercial Park opening: exhibition stands for agri-food and handicraft products. Exhibitions opening.
  • 10.00 a.m. – 4 ° RACE 24H – SAGRA DEL RADICCHIO. Team LA TORRE organizes a 24-hour fishing competition at Carpfishing at the Torre Abate lake. Meeting at 8:00 a.m. at Bar Alberazzo. Info and reservations: Erik +39 345 4847903, Facebook LaTorre Lake.
  • 12.00 p.m. – Opening of the “Chicory” food stand
  • 3.30 p.m. – Opening of the Luna Park and Exhibitions Opening. Entertainment with country attractions and horses.
  • 5.00 p.m. – Official inauguration with horse show with “I COWBOY DEL DELTA” and performance in Piazza Vittorio Veneto of the country group “UrbanCountryDance” at the show area. Ribbon cutting with royal guests “QUEEN ELIZABETH WITH THE PRINCE FILIPPO“.
  • 7.00 p.m. – Opening of the “Chicory” food stand
  • 8.30 p.m. – Meeting at the entrance of the Mesola Wood Reserve for the free excursion “Boscone al chiaro di luna“, by the Carabinieri Forestali Station Department. Reservations required at number +39 370 3177478 or at the info point in the Festival. Maximum number of 20 participants.
  • 9.00 p.m. – Entertainment and music show at the outdoor stage with “Timodà” – Tribute Band Modà. Free entry.

 

Sunday 30th September 2018

  • 09.00 a.m. – Meeting in Piazza Vittorio Veneto with two-wheel lovers for MOTOBENEDIZIONE DEL RADICCHIO, in collaboration with “Gli Amici della Moto di Bosco”. (In case of bad weather it will be postponed to Sunday 7th October).
  • 09.30 a.m. – Guided excursions:
    – Mesola Wood
    – BunkerMemo
    – Bosco Officinale
    – Maria Sofia Garden Park
    Reservations at number +39 370 3177478 or at the info point in Festival.
  • 10.00 a.m. – Commercial Park opening: exhibition stands for agri-food and handicraft products. Exhibitions opening.
  • 11.00 a.m. – Blessing of motor vehicles and departure for sightseeing.
  • 12.00 p.m. – Opening of the “Chicory” food stand
  • 3.00 p.m. – Guided excursions:
    – Mesola Wood
    – Bosco Officinale
    – Maria Sofia Garden Park
    Reservations at number +39 370 3177478 or at the info point in Festival.
  • 3.00 p.m. – Commercial Park opening: exhibition stands for agri-food and handicraft products. Exhibitions opening.
  • 4.00 p.m. – Demonstration of various martial arts sports disciplines at the Show Area.
  • 5.30 p.m. – Preview of folk music with the MILLELUCI GROUP of Alfonsine.
  • 7.00 p.m. – Extraction of the bingo total value of € 10.000,00
  • 7.00 p.m. – Opening of the “Chicory” food stand
  • 8.30 p.m. – Folkloristic musical show with the MILLELUCI GROUP of Alfonsine. Free entry.

 

Monday 1st October 2018

  • From 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. – Amichevolmente Radio Sound in live radio from the Piazza of the Chicory Festival

 

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

  • From 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. – Amichevolmente Radio Sound in live radio from the Piazza of the Chicory Festival
  • 7.30 p.m. – Dinner at the Chicory Stand. Entertainment and entertainment with ORCHESTRA FRANCO BAGUTTI, reservation at +39 339 1558818 is welcome

 

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

  • From 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. – Amichevolmente Radio Sound in live radio from the Piazza of the Chicory Festival
  • 7.30 p.m. – Dinner at the Chicory Stand. Entertainment with the “Cervellone” quiz game. Final award: trip.
  • 8.30 p.m. – Meeting at the entrance of the Mesola Wood Reserve for the free excursion “Boscone al chiaro di luna“, by the Carabinieri Forestali Station Department. Reservations required at number +39 370 3177478 or at the info point in the Festival. Maximum number of 20 participants.

 

Thursday 4th October 2018

  • From 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. – Amichevolmente Radio Sound in live radio from the Piazza of the Chicory Festival

 

Friday 5th October 2018

  • From 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. – Amichevolmente Radio Sound in live radio from the Piazza of the Chicory Festival
  • 3.00 p.m. – Commercial Park opening: exhibition stands for agri-food and handicraft products. Exhibitions opening.
  • 7.30 p.m. – Dinner at the Chicory Stand. Musical entertainment with ORCHESTRA ITALIANA BAGUTTI, reservation at +39 339 1558818 is welcome.

 

Saturday 6th October 2018

  • From 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. – Amichevolmente Radio Sound in live radio from the Piazza of the Chicory Festival
  • 09.30 a.m. – Guided excursions:
    – Mesola Wood
    – Eco Tour on electric train
    – Bosco Officinale
    – Maria Sofia Garden Park
    Reservations at number +39 370 3177478 or at the info point in Festival.
  • 10.00 a.m. – Commercial Park opening: exhibition stands for agri-food and handicraft products. Exhibitions opening.
  • 12.00 p.m.- Opening of the “Chicory” Food Stand (Coop Parking Area). “AS CATÈN A LA FIERA” – Fixed menu lunch, open to all the families of Bosco and not, organized in collaboration with the “Gruppo Mangolini”. Info and reservations: Mangolini Nelida +39 0533 794097, Mangolini Lorenza +39 346 3262957.
  • 3.00 p.m. – Guided excursions:
    – Mesola Wood
    – Eco Tour on electric train
    – Bosco Officinale
    – Maria Sofia Garden Park
    Reservations at number +39 370 3177478 or at the info point in Festival.
  • 3.00 p.m. – Commercial Park opening: exhibition stands for agri-food and handicraft products. Exhibitions opening.
  • 4.00 p.m. – Musical entertainment at the parking area adjacent to the Food Stand with the “Ocarinistico Group of Grillara“.
  • 4.15 p.m. – Departure for Gorino Ferrarese for “Bollicine al tramonto” excursion aboard the Corona Motorboat. Reservations required, with tasting of pasta with clams and chicory and prosecco. Minimum attendance required 10 people. Possibility of shuttle, to be specified, starting from the Festival.
  • 5.00 p.m. – “ATLETICO DELTA … A LONG 20 YEARS STORY!“. Meeting at the municipal sports field “Flores Mangolini” with football match between the Old Glories of the Atletico Delta, classes 1983, 1984 and 1985.
  • 6.00 p.m. – “PRO LOCO … COL CUOCO” CONFERENCE at the Palco Spettacoli. Food and wine conference on typical local products, including Chicory, with the participation of experts from the Agricultural, Wine and Food sectors. During the event the ability of two couples to prepare a dish with a basket of typical products.
  • 7.00 p.m. – Opening of the “Chicory” food stand
  • 8.30 p.m. – Organ concert in honor of the B. V. del Rosario at the Parish Church. Organist Devid Pavanati. In program music by Scheidemann, Bach, Du Mage and Merkel. Free entry.
  • 8.30 p.m. – Meeting at the entrance of the Mesola Wood Reserve for the free excursion “Boscone al chiaro di luna“, by the Carabinieri Forestali Station Department. Reservations required at number +39 370 3177478 or at the info point in the Festival. Maximum number of 20 participants.
  • 9.30 p.m. – Musical show in Piazza Vittorio Veneto at the VELVET DRESS – U2 TRIBUTE shows area. Free entry.

 

Sunday 7th October 2018

  • 8.30 a.m. – Registration of the Sport Fishing Competition (from 9.00 to 11.00 a.m.) for children aged 4 to 14 at “Canale Brasavole-Gingion”. Reservation telephone number: Erik +39 345 4847903, Carles Granini +39 347 2152766 or at the information point of the Festival.
  • 9.30 a.m.: “WALKING AT 6 PAMPS” – Meeting in Piazza Vittorio Veneto with your four-legged friends for a walk all together in the streets of the town. Information at +39 340 7292991
  • 9.30 a.m. – Guided excursions:
    – Mesola Wood
    – Eco Tour on electric train
    – Bosco Officinale
    – Maria Sofia Garden Park
    Reservations at number +39 370 3177478 or at the info point in Festival.
  • 10.00 a.m. – Commercial Park opening: exhibition stands for agri-food and handicraft products. Exhibitions opening.
  • 12.00 p.m. – Opening of the “Chicory” Food Stand (Coop Parking Area).
  • 15.00 p.m. – Guided excursions:
    – Mesola Wood
    – Eco Tour on electric train
    – Bosco Officinale
    – Maria Sofia Garden Park
    Reservations at number +39 370 3177478 or at the info point in Festival.
  • 3.00 p.m.- Commercial Park opening: exhibition stands for agri-food and handicraft products. Exhibitions opening.
  • 4.15 p.m. – Departure for Gorino Ferrarese for “Bollicine al tramonto” excursion aboard the Corona Motorboat. Reservations required, with tasting of pasta with clams and chicory and prosecco. Minimum attendance required 10 people. Possibility of shuttle, to be specified, starting from the Festival.
  • 5.00 p.m. – Conference organized by the “Gruppo Mappe di Comunità di Bosco”, at the headquarters of Piazza Vittorio Veneto 25 (formerly Nico Soccorso) entitled: “THE REAL HISTORY OF EXTENSIVE DELIGHTS AND THE CASTLE OF MESOLA.” Speaker Arch. Davide Mangolini.
  • 5.00 p.m. – Musical show with the band BOAT JOKERS at the show area, with beer at the Pro Loco bar. Free entry.
  • 7.00 p.m. – Extraction of the bingo total value of € 10.000,00
  • 7.00 p.m. – Opening of the “Chicory” food stand
  • 8.00 pm – Musical aperitifs BAND LOCALI, MOLTO MIGLIORE and INDIANI, at the aperitif and beer show area with the Pro Loco guys. Free entry.

 

Monday 8th October 2018

  • 3.00 p.m. – Procession of Our Lady B.V. of the Rosary accompanied by the “G. Verdi” Band of Mesola.
  • 4.00 p.m. – Commercial Park opening: exhibition stands for agri-food and handicraft products. Exhibitions opening.
  • 7.00 p.m. – Opening of the “Chicory” food stand
  • 9.00 p.m. – Piazza Vittorio Veneto at the show are musical entertainment and cabaret with Andrea Poltronieri and il duo comico, directly from Zelig, Marco Dondarini and Davide Dal Fiume. Free entry.
  • 11.30 p.m. – Extraction of the bingo total value of € 5.000,00

 

EXHIBITIONS OF THE CHICORY FESTIVAL 2018 IN BOSCO MESOLA

SALETTA CIVICA – MANGOLINI GENEALOGICAL TREES – 29th and 30th September and from 5th to 8th October
Exposition of the genealogical trees of some families, originating from Bosco Mesola, with the surname Mangolini.

WE LIKE LEGO – from 5th to 8th October
Exhibition of Lego models, the most famous bricks in the world, by the guys of the group “We like Lego” born in 2016. From the first appearance to the Rock Circus at the Chicory Festival you will see patterns and special settings with movements realistic Lego Technic, city details or the STAR WARS theme.

MUNICIPAL THEATER – PAINTINGS, MOTORCYCLES AND SCULPTURES IN WOOD, by SIVIERO RAFFAELE – 29th and 30th September and from 5th to 8th October
Exhibition of hand-painted paintings and wooden sculptures made by the hand of Siviero Raffaele.

COMMUNITY MAPS GROUP – PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION OF THE TERRITORY – 29th and 30th September and from 5th to 8th October
Photographic exhibition of the territory of Bosco and its people. Banners of the areas of Bosco with history.

 

EXCURSIONS CHICORY FESTIVAL 2018 IN BOSCO MESOLA

 

Bollicine al tramonto

Sunset excursions on board the Corona motorboat between the lagoons and the reeds of the Po Delta. A journey along the Po di Goro to the mouth, to reach the old Lighthouse, tasting Prosecco accompanied by pasta with clams and chicory and prepared by board staff.
Minimum participants: 10.
Duration: about 2 hours
On request shuttle service from Bosco Mesola
Meeting at 4.15 p.m. at the information point of the festival, boarding at 4.45 p.m. from Gorino Ferrarese.
Info and reservations: +39 370 3177478

 

Boscone al chiaro di luna

Night visit by the Bosco Mesola Carabinieri Nucleo within the Estensi hunting reserve, formerly a nature reserve since 1977 and recognized as a Mab-Unesco heritage since 2015. A suggestive walk in the extraordinary nocturnal atmosphere of the Boscone, guided by hearing and smell, you can learn more about the fauna and flora that populate it.
Free visit.
Hours: 8.30 p.m.
Maximum number of participants: 20 people.
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Info and reservations: +39 370 3177478

 

Eco Tour on electric train

Guided tour, on board of tourist train, among the beautiful scenery / naturalistic and architectural surroundings of the Festival. The trip will be interspersed with stops at the oasis of Torre Abate and the Mesola Wood where guests will also have a small taste of local products.
Maximum number of participants: 40 people
Hours: morning 10.00 a.m. – afternoon 2.15 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.
Info and reservations: +39 370 3177478

 

Maria Sofia Garden Park

Guided tour of the Maria Sofia Botanical Garden, which covers 20.000 square meters, where you can admire about 2.000 plants belonging to 400 different varieties (including the rare and very particular Sequoia Gigantea) from the 5 continents.
Free visit
Hours: 10.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
Duration: about 1 hour and 30 minutes
Info and reservations: +39 370 3177478

 

Bosco Officinale

A journey through aromatic and medicinal plants, to rediscover fragrance and essence at the service of wellness. An immersion in nature and its uses, from the care of the body to the table.
In case of bad weather the exhibition will be set up “medicinal plants, aromas and well-being between past and present” in the laboratory.

 

For information:

Pro Loco Bosco Tourist Association

Tel.+39 391 7418404

E-mail prolocobosco@gmail.com

www.prolocobosco.it

www.sagradelradicchio.it

Nature Festival 2017

Nature Festival Festival della Natura

The Nature Festival 2017 represents a new initiative aimed at territorial enhancement with particular focus on the environment and typical products of a specific area such as the Po Delta. It consists of a series of events that will be held in the most significant places of the municipalities of Codigoro, Mesola and Goro. The initiatives will cover several themes, ranging from birdwatching to cyclotourism, art, history and culture to gastronomy.

Festival della Natura programma

 

BIRDWATCHING

Delta Park is one of the most important wetlands in Europe and the largest in Italy, and welcomes biodiversity elements that make it a paradise for naturalists, biologists, tourists and birdwatchers. It is through birdwatching that it is possible to know the peculiarities of the territory to tourists from all over Europe.
The Delta del Po gives hospitality to varied bird species that find the perfect refuge in this fascinating area. Delta’s fauna is one of the richest in Southern Europe, and has nothing to envy in the renowned European parks. In addition to the tens of thousands of species of Anatidi even more rare, we remember the Limicoli of almost all species, the Ardeids and the Rallidi. We also remember, with a few hundred nesting pairs, the Avocetta and the beautiful Knight of Italy, whose typical settlement is in a small area near the church of Volano and Valle Bertuzzi, as well as Volpoche, Pittima Reale and some sightings of Sandwich Tern. Let us not forget that for some time I have also returned to nest the rare Spatole, after centuries fleeing from Eastern Europe. For this reason, birdwatching activity, or bird watching in their natural habitat, is increasingly appreciated and practiced in recent years. The most seasoned and recommended seasons to carry out this activity are spring and autumn; armed with binoculars, recognition guides and sportswear, Birdwatchers will find the Po Delta a perfect location for their sightings.

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Main events on the theme:

  • Saturday October 21 and Sunday, October 22: ORNITHO DAYS
    • Saturday 21 October at 2 pm: Meeting with the expert
    • Saturday October 21 at 6 pm: Meeting with the author Klaus Malling Olsen
    • Sunday 22 October at 08.00: Pelagic Trip
    • Sunday, October 22 at 2 pm: Excursion in motonave by Gorino Ferrarese
  • Friday, October 27, 10 am: Meeting with the expert
  • Friday, October 27 at 8 pm: The moonlight forest

 

CYCLING

The Po Delta is the ideal place for cycling, both for the very high number of animal species that can be seen and for the ease of the completely flat paths that wind through the territory: no effort is made to pedal along the canals , the valleys, the coasts, the banks and the secondary roads. Bicycle routes are so numerous that it will not be enough for a week to go all the way. Add the fact that the delta area offers landscapes that do not exist elsewhere in Italy, a concentration of swamps, woods, canals that lead to the sea, small nestled between reeds, brackish ponds, beaches, pinewoods.

 

Main events on the theme:

  • Sunday, October 22: Sea Woods – From Pomposa to the sea
  • Saturday October 28: Two Wheels in the Heart of the Delta
  • Sunday, October 29: Two wheels in the heart of the Delta
  • Sunday October 29: Gravel Delta Bike
  • Monday, October 30: Two wheels in the heart of the Delta
  • Tuesday October 31: Two Wheels in the Heart of the Delta
  • Wednesday November 1: Two Wheels in the Heart of the Delta

 

FOOD AND WINE

Our territory is not only a naturalistic heritage, but also a gastronomic and cultural heritage. They will go to Goro’s capital of the Vongola, Mesola with its precious Asparagus and its Delta Truffle, Bosco Mesola with the famous Radicchio and Codigoro with Rice, in addition to the vastness of fruit and vegetables.
Earth, sea, lagoons and millennia cultures, Pomposa tells about monks’ recipes that have been passed down through the centuries, still come to our tables today, without forgetting the Sabbia Wine. Here the companies are bringing to the highest levels the quality of this product. underrated years. A wine presentation event with an expert winemaker will foster the culture of this red gold. Thanks to the collaboration of local companies that will open our door to the direct visit to test and personally taste the products, make it a culture of good living through a perfect blend of naturalistic discovery and territorial product. Goro will be presenting the Vongola through the visit of the purification plant accompanied by biological biologists and local fishermen who daily live the sea. The excursion to the bag will then allow you to see the fishing techniques.
In Mesola, company visit C.A.S.A. Mesola with experienced staff, scheduled tasting of seasonal products like Radicchio, explanation of harvesting techniques through the tale
some farmers. At Codigoro, visit the vineyard and wine cellar with tasting and explanation of the characteristics of the wine, will follow tasting of Delta Rice.
During the whole period of the event, there will be local product sales, while restaurants and refreshments will offer themed menu related to this initiative.
Recreational and educational activities aimed especially at children and young people, focused on courses / seminars / meetings aimed at the knowledge of the area and its typologies, to create meaning
membership and future “territorial ambassadors”.

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Main events on the theme:

  • Sunday, October 22 at 13.30: Tasting of Gong’s clam and oyster

 

ARTE E CULTURA

Po Delta Park is rich in art, history and culture: from the millennial Abbey of Pomposa, where Guido d’Arezzo has devised modern musical writing based on the seven notes, the Estense Castle of Mesola, one of Este’s summer residences UNESCO World Heritage Site, up to hydraulic architectures such as Torre Abate, Torre della Finanza and Torre Palù.

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Main events on the theme:

  • Sunday, October 22 at 11.40: Guided visit to Pomposa Abbey
  • Sunday 22 October at 4 pm: Guided visit to Pomposa Abbey
  • Tuesday, October 24 at 9.30 am: bike ride to Mesola-Massenzatica with a visit to the Romanesque Church and the Fossils Dune and then Pomposa Abbey
  • Wednesday 25th October at 09.30 hrs: guided visit to the Estola Castle of Mesola, then bike ride to Torre Abate, then Pomposa Abbey
  • Sunday, October 29 at 11.40: Guided visit to Pomposa Abbey
  • Sunday 29 October at 4 pm: guided visit to Pomposa Abbey

 

CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

  • Friday, October 20 at 4 pm: inauguration event of the first edition of the Festival of Nature
  • Wednesday 25 October and Thursday 26 October at 10.00 am: workshops, seminars and games on the fauna, flora and environment of the area in the libraries of the municipalities of Codigoro, Mesola and Goro. Snacks based on loca
  • Monday, October 30, 10 am: UNESCO MaB Day. UNESCO MaB Conference at the Teatro Arena di Codigoro
  • Wednesday, November 1 at 10.00 am: presentation conference of the project “Environmental Museum” at Oasi Bianca.
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