A single and original route that linked to the rich heritage linked to the presence of Countess Matilde of Canossa (1046-1115) who had in this land the theater of many exciting events related to his extraordinary life. A noblewoman tied to the Popes and Emperors, at the center of a dense network of intrigues and alliances but equally strong and courageous to regenerate the fate alone; Only 30 years old, he was alone, to rule a kingdom that ranged from Lazio to Lake Garda. The Churches spread in the countryside and the Polirone Monastery, the center of his devotion and faith, are the signs left on the territory that allow us today to appreciate the feats and the capillary presence.
Explore the Oltrepò Mantovano, enjoy this territory, starts from knowledge and conservation of our culinary traditions and lies the fundamental goal of increasing awareness of the importance to eat well, in a healthyway, with products inserted in a cycle of respectful cultivation / breeding of the environment and...........
Oltrepò Mantovano preserves a surprising naturalistic wealth: it is a marginal, residual, miraculously surviving agricultural or lovingly rebuilt nature whose value rises exponentially for the presence of Po, the most extraordinary ecosystem. The cycle paths of Oltrepò Mantovano that cover more than 470 km of cycle routes connect this microcosm of biodiversity and paradise for cyclists, Connecting the protected areas of the Park System, the small towns and villages and engaging on the network of cycling tours of Eurovelo 8 and 7, VENTO, transnational routes linking the Oltepò Mantovano with Europe.
The charm of the borderlands at the centre of Po Valley culture. A clearly identifiable landscape in evolution with a strong cultural identity. You have to reach the Oltrepò, you don’t just come across it by accident! Places to meet and exchange knowledge, but also places for people who cultivate and share their time, work, passion and creativity. Places of comfortable confidence in the present, for this reason they should be visited and discovered.
A route that explores the relationship with the river, tracing the territory and the community, the economies associated with it, the natural landscape and the wonders of the plain environment, and to finish the most exclusive product of the plain area.
A journey in twelve Churches of the Matilde period. Tangible trace of the Canossa's influence in these lands, they attest of a great past that shaped this territory.
San Benedetto Po is among the natural, architectural and artistic wonders of its territory, full of history and suggestions.
Gorni's night, in Nuvolato di Quistello, on September 28th 2013. The mulberries, the cemetery, the elementary school: three places to tell the poetics of the Quistelle artist by resurrecting the emotions of the gestures and the Gornian signs accompanied by shards of theater, dance, poetry and video.