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.

Feast of Our Lady of Grace 2018 in Goro

Feast of Our Lady of Grace 2018

The Feast of Our Lady of Grace 2018 will be held at the Goro Sports Ground from 17th August to 6th September.

The evenings will be animated by shows, group dances, music, sporting events and a playground for children in the area.

Every evening from 7.00 p.m. the food stand will be open with a fish menu.

MENU FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GRACE 2018

Starters

  • Marinara mussels and clams
  • Great sea appetizer
  • Fish in “saore”
  • Shrimp cocktail
  • Carpaccio of swordfish and salmon

First courses

  • Spaghetti with clams/peverazze
  • Pennette mussels and clams
  • Strozzapreti with norway lobsters, prawns and seafood
  • Sedanini with salmon
  • Tagliatelle cuttlefish and peas
  • Pasticcio with sea bass
  • Sea risotto
  • Bigoli with seafood
  • Penne with shrimps and zucchini

Main courses

  • Fried mixed
  • Cuttlefish soup with polenta
  • Sea bass with green pepper
  • Baked swordfish

Side dishes

  • Mixed salad
  • French fries

Children Menu

  • Schnitzel, chips and drink

Water, wine, sorbet, desserts of our production.

Sunday 2nd September the food stand will be open also for lunch with the possibility of boat trip + lunch with fixed menu at the stand € 35. For information and reservations: Ingrid +39 340 3666173.

ASSOCIAZIONE VALERIA HOSTS THE FESTIVAL OF THE BLUE FISH

  • Saturday 1st September from 6.30 p.m. at the Goro Sports Ground: free tasting of blue fish. Speakers: the biologist Francesco Paesanti and the nutritionist Jessica Passarella.
  • Thursday 6th September from 6.30 p.m. at the Goro Sports Ground: free tasting of local wines with the sommelier Vadis Paesanti paired with blue fish.

 

SCHEDULE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GRACE 2018

  • Friday 17th August at 9.00 p.m.: MAURO DJ group dances, ballroom dancing and latin american.
  • Saturday 18th August at 9.00 p.m.: Full dance evening with Show of the Star Dance Sirene by the masters Miriam, Melissa and Tiziano.
  • Sunday 19th August at 9.00 p.m.: DJ MARCO MAZZUCCATO group dances and ballroom dancing.
  • Friday 24th August at 9.00 p.m.: DJ CAIO group dances, ballroom dancing and latin american. Guest the “Amici per la danza” school dance by Katiuscia.
  • Saturday 25th August at 9.00 p.m.: PAPPILON Masters Bertarelli group dances and ballroom dancing.
  • Sunday 26th August at 9.00 p.m.: SCHOOL OF DANCE BOTTEGA DEGLI ARTISTI. Dance performance and musical “Dancing Colors” choreography by Sara Parmiani.
  • Friday 31st August at 9.00 p.m.: DJ MAURO group dances, ballroom dancing and latin american. Guest the “Muovidea” rhythmic gymnastics school.
  • Saturday 1st September at 9.00 p.m.: MARCO NEGRI group dances and ballroom .
  • Sunday 2nd September at 4.00 p.m.: Procession of Our Lady of Grace “in so”, 9.00 p.m. DJ DEMIS AND MARA group dances and ballroom dancing.

Clam Festival of Goro 2018

Clam Festival of Goro 2018

The Clam Festival of Goro 2018, now in its 20th edition, will take place in the Harbor Area on 6th, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd July 2018.

The event is organized by the Pro Loco Goro Tourist Association, under the patronage of the Municipality of Goro. It is an event included in the calendar of “The Sea Festival”, a traveling exhibition that will touch all the marinas of the Emilia-Romagna coast from Goro to Rimini with the aim of promoting their local excellence and fish products.

News of this edition is the participation in the Pink Night event the first weekend of Festival, an annual event that involves 110 km of coastline from Goro to the north of the Marches to celebrate what is called the New Year’s Eve of the Italian Summer. A weekend that will be tinged with pink and will involve all the commercial operators of Goro and Gorino. Every evening, starting at 7.00 p.m., the gastronomic stand is open, where it is possible to taste the maritime excellences typical of the area. First of all the Clam but also mussels and fresh fish from the Adriatic prepared and served in the typical ways of Goro. Clams will be cooked ad hoc in the famous “Padellone” of the Guinness, capable of containing just under seven quintals of mussels and clams.

MENU OF THE CLAM FESTIVAL OF GORO 2018

Starters

  • Seafood appetizer
  • Marinara Clams
  • Marinara Mussels
  • Marinara Mussels and Clams
  • Sardines in Saore

 

First plates

  • Spaghetti with Clams
  • Dumplings with Clams and zucchini
  • Fresh pasta “Sedanini” with shrimp and zucchini

 

Main courses

  • Great mixed fried of the Adriatic sea
  • Cuttlefish with polenta
  • Baby menu

 

Side dishes

  • French fries
  • Salad

 

Desserts

  • Desserts
  • Sorbet

 

Drinks

  • Water 1/2 liter (natural or sparkling)
  • Water 1 liter (natural or sparkling)
  • White wine 1/2 liter (still or sparkling)
  • White wine 1 liter (still or sparkling)
  • Rose wine 1/2 liter
  • Rose wine 1 liter
  • Beer 33 cl
  • Drinks

 

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Clam Festival of Goro 2018

 

CLAM FESTIVAL OF GORO 2018 SCHEDULE

 

Friday 6th July 2018 “Goro’s Clam gets pink”

  • 5.00 p.m.: Opening of Clam Festival of Goro 2018
  • 6.00 p.m.: Inauguration with ribbon cutting and exhibition space opening
  • 9.00 p.m.: Performance of the “G.D.S.D PAPILLON” School of Dance by the Bertarelli masters

 

Saturday 7th July 2018 “Goro’s Clam gets pink”

On the occasion of the Pink Night, the streets of the town and the event are tinged with theme restaurants, bars, cocktails of Goro and Gorino offer menu, small restaurants, aperitifs with the theme of Pink Night.     

  • 5.00 p.m.: Departure guided boat tours in the Sacca di Goro (Reservation at IAT of Goro +39 335 1720739)     
  • 5.30 p.m.: Opening of bars and exhibition areas     
  • 6.30 p.m.: Presentation and meeting with the author of the book “The 35 unmissable villages along the Po” by Andrea Carpi at the food stand area    
  • 7.00 p.m.: Food stand opening     
  • 9.30 p.m.: Dance performance and musical evening with “FRIENDS OF DANCE” by Katiuscia

 

Sunday 8th July 2018 “Goro’s Clam gets pink”

  • 5.00 p.m.: Departure guided boat tours in the Sacca di Goro (Reservation at IAT of Goro +39 335 1720739)     
  • 5.30 p.m.: Opening of bars and exhibition areas     
  • 7.00 p.m.: Food stand opening     
  • 9.30 p.m.: Music and dance with the group “ELVIS E LE CHIARE

 

Friday 13rd July 2018

  • “Cervellone” evening, a quiz game open to teams. For information and registration: Giulia +39 331 5932285. [Gastronomic stand is closed]

 

Saturday 14th July 2018

  • 5.00 p.m.: Departure guided boat tours in the Sacca di Goro (Reservation at IAT of Goro +39 335 1720739)     
  • 5.30 p.m.: Opening of bars and exhibition areas     
  • 7.00 p.m.: Food stand opening     
  • 9.30 p.m.: Music night with the group “MUSICALLEGRIA

 

Sunday 15th July 2018

  • 5.00 p.m.: Departure guided boat tours in the Sacca di Goro (Reservation at IAT of Goro +39 335 1720739)     
  • 5.30 p.m.: Opening of bars and exhibition areas     
  • 7.00 p.m.: Food stand opening    
  • 9.30 p.m.: Live music with “STEFANO AND STEFANIA

 

Saturday 21st July 2018

  • 5.00 p.m.: Departure guided boat tours in the Sacca di Goro (Reservation at IAT of Goro +39 335 1720739)     
  • 5.30 p.m.: Opening of bars and exhibition areas     
  • 7.00 p.m.: Food stand opening    
  • From 7.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.: Aperisound by “CHRISTIAN B.and performance of the “A.S.D. FLY” dance school by Giorgia Sofia Ruighi
  • 11.00 p.m.: 2.000 euros bingo extraction

 

Sunday 22nd July 2018

  • 5.00 p.m.: Departure guided boat tours in the Sacca di Goro (Reservation at IAT of Goro +39 335 1720739)     
  • 5.30 p.m.: Opening of bars and exhibition areas     
  • 7.30 p.m.: FOOD FESTIVALS OF THE DELTA” gastronomic evening. Special menus proposed by the main Pro Loco of our territory.     
  • 9.30 p.m.: Musical entertainment with “SIMO & LORE Live Music”     
  • 11.30pm: Pyromusical show of Pyrotechnics Sant’Antonio by Erik Granzon near the Harbor Area

 

FREE BOAT EXCURSIONS CLAM FESTIVAL OF GORO 2018

During the Clam Festival of Goro 2018, free boat excursions will take place in the Sacca di Goro. Following the dates:     

  • Saturday 7th July at 5.00 p.m.
  •  Sunday 8th July at 5.00 p.m.
  • Saturday 14th Julyat 5.00 p.m.
  • Sunday 15th July at 5.00 p.m.
  • Saturday 21st July at 5.00 p.m.
  • Sunday 22nd July at 5.00 p.m.

The departure is scheduled from the Port of Gorino and last about an hour and a half.

Starting from the Port of Gorino you will go into exclusive paths, suggestive itineraries for those who want to admire glimpses of uncontaminated nature, you can go listening to the sounds of nature and relax the mind feeling the scent of the summer sea.

The navigation continues towards the Old Lantern, an ancient lighthouse now used as an Ornicological Observatory, at the entrance of the protected natural reserve of the Mezzanine.

Excursions are recommended for everyone, especially for birdwatchers and ecosystems where many species of waterfowl find refuge, including the white, red and gray herons, marsh hawks, the elegant pink flamingos and cormorants.

They are carried out on board small boats that allow you to navigate with low environmental impact so as not to affect the delicate ecosystem, through thick reeds you sail to the Sacca di Goro where you can see the clams and mussels plants, which find the ideal habitat here.

Finally we continue up to the Foce admiring the Island of Love where, alone and almost romantic, the Goro Lighthouse and the Isola dei Gabbiani stands out.

Places are limited and reservations are required by contacting the Tourist Office of Goro at number +39 335 1720739 or sending an email to iat@comune.goro.fe.it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sant’Antonio’s Fair of Goro 2018

Sant'Antonio's Fair of Goro 2018

Sant’Antonio’s Fair of Goro 2018: the 139th edition will be from 10th to 17th June 2018.

 

SANT’ANTONIO’S FAIR OF GORO 2018 SCHEDULE

Sunday 10th June 2018

  • 8.00 a.m.: Marina di Goro Harbor – Fishing competition from the pier. In collaboration with Goro Passione Mare, Marina di Goro – Marina Moby Dick by Freguia Mauro. For information and registration: Rube +39 333 4891375 or Gianni +39 339 7134293.
  • 4.00 p.m.: Center of the town – Luna park opening
  • 5.00 p.m.: Piazzale Sandro Pertini – Mass in the square set up for the religious service
  • 5.45 p.m.: Boarding on fishing boats in the Harbor Area. In addition to fishing boats used for the transport of people will be available also the Motorboat Principessa that will host tourists on board for free for the procession at sea. For information IAT Goro: +39 0533 995030
  • 6.30 p.m.: Piazza Sandro Pertini – Aperitif with buffet in the background the Rock ‘n’ Roll from the Band “MM LIVE BAND”

 

Wednesday 13rd June 2018

  • 5.30 p.m.: Area of Goro Harbor, unloading of clams, Mass in memory of the fishermen disappeared into the sea.

 

Friday 15th June 2018

  • 9.00 p.m.: Piazza Bruno Bordoni “The curtain opens“. Dance essay of the ASD FLY Dance School by Giorgia Sofia Ruighi.

 

Saturday 16th June 2018

  • 9.00 p.m.: Piazza Bruno Bordoni – 17th Edition Goro Paese Canoro organized by Young Club Goro.

 

Sunday 17th June 2018

  • 8.00 a.m.: 13rd Podistica di Sant’Antonio – registration in the Harbor area at Auser Mare Vivo. At the end of the race for all members, free tasting of mussels. For information and registration: Laura +39 339 2359688 or Sandra +39 339 4308111
  • 9.00 p.m.: Piazza Bruno Bordoni – Il Cervellone, a quiz with prizes open to groups and teams with a section dedicated to local traditions. For information and registration: +39 333 8871616 or Facebook page Pro Loco Goro.
  • 11.30 p.m.: Pyromusical Show on the Po riverbank of Pyrotechnics S. Antonio by Erik Granzon.

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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