When to go and what to see
Among the many hypotheses linked to the etymology of the name "Mesola", the most accredited one appeals to the Latin origin "media insula", an explicit reference to the conformation of the ancient settlement. The village of Mesola first came to life thanks to the land reclamation undertaken in the 16th century by the Este family.
The area of the estate, covered by the sea until the 10th century, was bought by the House of Este at the end of the 15th century to build one of their country residences, called the Delizie. In fact, the village was developed around the elegant and majestic mass of the Estense Castle, commissioned by Alfonso II at the end of the 16th century, on the edge of what was once the vast hunting estate, now a nature reserve of the Great Mesola Wood where the Dune Deer lives protected. Mesola is now a reference point to explore the nature of the Po Delta Park. Its Castle is home to the Mesola Woods and Deer Ecomuseum, which illustrates, through cartographic documents, the evolution of the Mesola territory and its most salient features
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