La Civiltà del Po
 
Abbazia di San Benedetto San Benedetto Po. Water, mysticism, the labour of man.

S. Benedetto Po is the land marked by the Po river and the numerous minor water ways that flow into it. It is a land lifted out of the fury of constant flooding by the hard work of its' people that have modified the river's course and transformed the wetlands in fertile farm land. At the centre of this area and its' history is the Benedictine Abbey, the beating heart and engine of the Po society (Civiltà del Po) from the date of its' foundation in 1007 until its' suppression in 1797 and beyond. Tied to the Canossa dynasty that founded it, the Abbey was an important centre for the cultural, religious and artistic of life connected to the Cluny Abbey during the Middle Ages and after during the Renascence it was a cardinal element for the Cassinese Congregation...

 
 
Sabbioneta Sabbioneta. UNESCO World Heritage Site
Sabbioneta is considered an "ideal city", the soul of one man: Vespasiano Gonzaga. The public history of Vespasiano Gonzaga is marked with fame and success. He received numerous awards and honours that brought him and his city historical and cultural immortality. Unfortunately his personal life was etched with sadness, drama and tragedy...
 
 
Il fiume Po

The Po River
The Po River, flows through the heart of the padana region, a slow lazy river, at times it floods over its banks and at others it is reduced to little more than sinuous stream caught between sandy desserts and dense colours. It can be a bright sky blue or the intense red orange of the padana sunsets, or grey and threatening like cold lead. The land around the river is warm under the sun that shines on its shadows or sad and cold like the fog that cancels open spaces, dulls sounds and fades colours. In summer the night sky goes from the violet hues of sunsets to the candid moonlight that shines immersed a blanket of stars...

 
 
Mantova, patromonio mondiale dell'Unesco Mantova. UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mantova is the city of the Gonzaga family, the cradle of Italy's Renascence enogastronomy that has influenced the western world. A polite little city that can only be discovered by those who love it...

 
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