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.

Broth and Boiled Meat Festival 2019 in Codigoro from 8th to 11st November

Broth and Boiled Meat Festival 2019

Codigoro, with the Broth and Boiled Meat Festival 2019, celebrates bollito misto, a typical dish of local cuisine in Emilia- Romagna by seeting a 4-day festival with live music, food stands and flea markets.

Bollito misto, literally ” mixed boiled meat”, is a classic northern Italian stew and will served in a food stand, which is set up by Pro Loco of Codigoro in collaboration with N.U.S. Codigorose and Polisportiva Capitello.

The event will take place from Friday 8th November to Monday 11 th November in Codigoro.

MENU OF BROTH AND BOILED MEAT FESTIVAL 2019

First Dishes

  • Cappelletti in broth
  • Passatelli in broth

 

Second courses     

  • Boiled meat with horseradish, mustard and sauces     
  • Salami and cotechino with mashed potatoes     
  • Salamina with mashed potatoes     
  • Gran Misto di San Martino (boiled meat, salami and cotechino with mashed potatoes, horseradish, mustard and sauces)

 

Desserts

  • Tart, tortiglione and tamplùn

 

PROGRAM 2019

 

Wednesday 6th November 2019

  • 10.00 a.m.  Conference and presentation of the competition for primary schools ” I miei pensieri sulla Storia di Codigoro”, Sant’Eurosia Riviera Cavallotti.
  • 11.30  a.m.  Inauguration of the exhibition “I miei pensieri sulla Storia di Codigoro” by Adele Sapada, of the Associazione Insieme si Può and Consorzio Pianura di Ferrara. Former Schools Ala Alda Costa. Riviera Cavallotti 3.  painters Renzo Crociara and Ugo Meneghini. The exhibition will remain open until Sunday 11st November. Opening hours: 10.30 a.m.-12.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m.. Pro Loco exhibition hall in Codigoro.

 

 Friday 8th  November 2019

  • 10.00 a.m. Historical modeling exhibition bequest of Flaviano Suzzi. Opening hours: 10.30 a.m.-12.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m. Sede Pronto Amico – Riviera Cavallotti, 5.
  • 5.00 p.m.   Between the lines of a square, performed by the nursery school teachers Pirin Pin Pin. Arena Theater – Piazza Matteotti.
  • 5.00 p.m.   Health walk, Meeting point Piazzale 11 Settembre 2001 (parcheggio cimintero).
  • 7.15 p.m.   3rd Broth and Boiled Meat Festival Gastronomic Stand opening, organized by the Pro Loco Association of Codigoro in collaboration with N.U.S. Codigorese, Polisportiva Capitello. Piazza Garibaldi.

Saturday 9th November 2019

  • 12.00 p.m.  Pomposa Abbey  Overfly with acrobatic biplanes. Area of Valle Gaffaro Via Nuova Corriera – hamlet Pomposa
  • 05.00 p.m.  Giardino degli Aranci  Birthday – 15 anni insieme. Via IV Novembre
  • 08.00 p.m. DJSET by Alecs Radu & C. Stage Piazza Matteotti.
  • 7.15 p.m.   3rd Broth and Boiled Meat Festival Gastronomic Stand opening, organized by the Pro Loco Association of Codigoro in collaboration with N.U.S. Codigorese, Polisportiva Capitello. Piazza Garibaldi.

Sunday 10th November 2019

  • 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  San Martino  Children’s Market, organized by  various volunteering associations. Galleria San Martino
  • 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  Casette del Mercatino – typical  Delta products. Piazza Matteotti.     
  • 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  Extraordinary Market organized by  various volunteering associations with chestnuts, mistuchina, cakes and chocolate. Piazza Matteotti- Via IV Novembre.  
  • 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  Old games  by Grande Sorella. Piazza Matteotti
  • 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  The trades of the past – exposition of  vintage objects and cars, agricultural machineries.Ceramic and wood craftsmen. Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII.
  • 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.   La Grande Burla spettacoli di giocoleria Dixie Gang in concerto. Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII-Piazza Garibaldi-Piazza Matteotti – Via IV Novembre
  • 11.30 a.m.  Wedding Anniversaries’ Celebrations with the Choir of San Martino. Church of San Martino in Piazza Matteotti.     
  • 12.15 p.m.   3rd Broth and Boiled Meat Festival Gastronomic Stand opening, organized by the Pro Loco Association of Codigoro in collaboration with N.U.S. Codigorese, Polisportiva Capitello . Piazza Garibaldi.     
  • 4.00 p.m.  Le avventure di Sor Cassandro detto Sor Frittella della Giralda, performed by GAD “Amici del Teatro” di Codigoro.Stage Piazza Matteotti.
  • 5.00 p.m.  Billo Circus è tornato! Piazza Matteotti   
  • 7.15 p.m.   3rd Broth and Boiled Meat Festival Gastronomic Stand opening, organized by the Pro Loco Association of Codigoro in collaboration with N.U.S. Codigorese, Polisportiva Capitello. Piazza Garibaldi.     
  • Extraordinary opening of the shops.

Monday  11st November 2019

  • 11.00  a.m.  Inauguration  “Ponte degli Scariolanti” and ” Barca Santa Maria” dedicated  Mario Capuzzo.Riviera Cavallotti
  • 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  San Martino Children’s Market, organized by  various volunteering associations. Galleria San Martino
  • 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  Casette del Mercatino – typical Delta products. Piazza Matteotti.     
  • 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  Extraordinary Market organized by various volunteering associations with chestnuts, mistuchina, cakes and chocolate. Piazza Matteotti- Via IV Novembre.  
  • 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  Old games  by Grande Sorella. Piazza Matteotti
  • 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  The trades of the past – exposition of  vintage objects and cars, agricultural machineries.Ceramic and wood craftsmen. Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII.
  • 4.00 p.m.   The arrival of San Martino on horseback by the Cowboy Delta del Po association and GAD Amici del Teatro. Piazza Matteotti.
  • 4.30 p.m.  Performance Le Note Itineranti. Piazza Matteotti
  • 7.15 p.m.  3rd Broth and Boiled Meat Festival Gastronomic Stand opening, organized by the Pro Loco Association of Codigoro in collaboration with N.U.S. Codigorese, Polisportiva Capitello. Piazza Garibaldi.  
  • Extraordinary opening of the shops.

 

 

 

Sapori d’Autunno festival 2019 in Mesola from 1st to 3rd November

Sapori d'Autunno festival 2019

We warmly invite you at Sapori d’Autunno festival in Mesola from 1st to 3 rd November 2019.

An incredible festival which allows you to discover our food heritage and wine products, as well as our iconic flavors from this wonderful territory. The event, organized by Mesola Pro Loco Association and local administration, will take place in a historical place: Este Castle.This location along with extraordinary flavors from our local traditional cuisine will make you experience an authentic dream.

Also, guides tours at Este Castle and, for adventure-lovers, night excursions in the Gran Bosco of Mesola Nature Reserve will be hold during an amazing three-day event.

Looking forward to meeting you soon.

GASTRONOMIC STAND MENU TASTE OF SAPORI D’AUTUNNO FESTIVAL 2019

Appetizers     

  • Fried dumpling with mixed meats
  • Chicory salad with bacon in balsaic vinegar of Modena
  • Cuttlefish stewed with corn cream
  • Great appetizers ( swordfish, tuna, salmon)

First dishes

  • Crespelle with ricotta and mushrooms
  • Pumpkin cream
  • Tagliatelle with truffles and speck
  • Tagliatelle with ragu
  • Pasticcio of branzino
  • Spaghetti with Peverazze

Second course

  • Eggs with chicory and onion
  • Braised in Barolo with pure
  • Fillet of branzino with potatoes and mushrooms
  • Mixed fried fish

Desserts

Reservations are accepted at +39 0533 993358.

PROGRAM OF SAPORI D’AUTUNNO 2019

 

31st October 2019

  • 8.30 p.m.: “The moonlight forest” free guided night tour in the Mesola Wood accompanied by the Carabinieri Corpo Forestali dello Stato. Reservations required IAT Office (Tel. +39 0533 993358), meeting point for the Gran Bosco della Mesola Reserve entrance.

 1st November 2019

  • 9.30 a.m.:  Camminata della Solidarietà ” FIDO AIUTA MICIO”. Meeting Piazza Santo Spirito, 3.Entry fee € 10,00. Nice gifts to all.
  • 10.00 a.m.: Guided excursion by boat on the Po di Goro, Reclamation Museum of Cà Vendramin. Booking and meeting at the IAT Office (Tel. +39 0533 993358) Piazza Santo Spirito, 3.
  • 10.00 a.m.: Pedalata del Tartufo, departure from Mesola (Destra Po cycle path, Bosco di Santa Giustina and Torre Abate, Canal Bianco cycle path, along the route visit to a truffle). Duration 2 hours, about 15 km. Booking and meeting at the IAT Office (Tel. +39 0533 993358) Piazza Santo Spirito, 3.
  • 11.30 a.m.: Inauguration with refreshments of the 15th edition of Flavors of Autumn, truffles, mushrooms and wilderness delights, with the participation of A.r.c.l Tartufi.
  • 1.30 p.m.: Castagnata in the Estensi gardens in collaboration with Moto Club Adriatico. 
  • 2.30 p.m.: Guided excursion by boat on the Po di Goro, Archaeological Museum of San Basilio. Booking and meeting at the IAT Office (Tel. +39 0533 993358) Piazza Santo Spirito, 3.
  • 3.00 p.m.:Guided tour of the Wood and Deer Museum at the Este Castle of Mesola. Reservations at number +39 339 1935943. 
  • 4.00 p.m.: Music in the Square by ENRICO CIPOLLINI Acoustic Duo.
  • 4.30 p.m.: Free tasting of typical products. Piazza Umbero I. In collaboration with CRAI  Mesola.
  • 8.30 p.m. The moonlight forest” free guided night tour in the Mesola Wood accompanied by the Carabinieri Corpo Forestali dello Stato. Reservations required IAT Office (Tel. +39 0533 993358), meeting point for the Gran Bosco della Mesola Reserve entrance.

 

 2nd November 2019

  • 10.o0 a.m.: Guided bike tour.  The Destra Po cycle path, Torre Abate, Canal Bianco cycle.Duration 2 hours, about 15 km. Booking and meeting at the IAT Office (Tel. +39 0533 993358) Piazza Santo Spirito, 3.
  • 10.30 a.m.: Guided tour of the Wood and Deer Museum at the Este Castle of Mesola. Reservations at number +39 339 1935943.
  • 1.00 p.m.: Departure of the 4th Autumn Flavors Trophy. Meeting and registration at Circolo Acli Mesola.Competition XC 30 km. Information 349 3449524.
  • 2.30 p.m.: Walking excursion ” Discover of Dune Fossili of Massenzatica”. Duration 2 hours. Free shuttle bus service. Reservations required, meeting point IAT Office (Tel. +39 0533 993358).Piazza Santo Spirito 3.
  • 8.30 p.m.: “The moonlight forest” free guided night tour in the Mesola Wood accompanied by the Carabinieri Corpo Forestali dello Stato. Reservations required IAT Office (Tel. +39 0533 993358), meeting point for the Gran Bosco della Mesola Reserve entrance.

 3rd November 2019

  • 09.00 a.m.: National Race for truffle hunting dogs “15th Trofeo Comune di Mesola“.
  • 10.00 a.m.: Guided excursion by boat on the Po di Goro, Archaeological Museum of San Basilio. Booking and meeting at the IAT Office (Tel. +39 0533 993358) Piazza Santo Spirito, 3. 
  • 10.30 a.m.: Guided tour of the Wood and Deer Museum at the Este Castle of Mesola. Reservations at number +39 339 1935943.
  • 2.30 p.m.: Walking excursion ” Discover of Dune Fossili of Massenzatica”. Duration 2 hours. Free shuttle bus service. Reservations required, meeting point IAT Office (Tel. +39 0533 993358).Piazza Santo Spirito 3.
  • 3.00 p.m.: Entertainment for childen, Este Castle of Mesola by ” STRIE FIRE SHOW”
  • 4.30 p.m.: Free tasting of typical products. Piazza Umbero I. Collaboration with CRAI Mesola.    
  • 6.00 p.m.: Bingo extraction 5.000 euros.

MARKET EXHIBITION: Every day from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.. Truffles, mushrooms, organic products, traditional foods and wine, flea markets and small artisan markets.

Inside the Este Castle  the exhibition of mosaics “TERRE D’ACQUA ” by Felice Nittolo.

In addition the listed restaurants will have themed menus with the delights of the undergrowth:     

  • Al Castello – Piazza Umberto I – +39 0533 993088     
  • Locanda Duo – Via Mazzini, 60 – +39 0533 993306     
  • Osteria del Delta – Piazza Bruno Rossi Loc. Santa Giustina – +39 0533 993568     
  • Restaurant Bar Bianco – Via Romea 133 km 53.300 Mesola – +39 0533 440610

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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