OSTELLATO

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Where is located

Located not far from the Ferrara-Mare motorway, connected to the A13 motorway (south exit of Ferrara) and the Romea road, and positioned on the Ferrara-Comacchio state road, 30 km from both Ferrara and the sea, 60 km from Ravenna and 120 km from Venice

When to go and what to see

The Roman settlement, built near a river access road, is today in the middle of extensive cultivated land. Between the nearby Ferrara Waterway and the land reclamation channels stretches the Vallette di Ostellato Oasis, ideal for birdwatching, sport fishing, cycling and other outdoor activities.  They are the only remains of the ancient valleys that once surrounded the town of Ostellato, spared by the last reclamation of the Mezzano valley and established as an oasis for the protection of wildlife. 

 

The four valley coves constitute a unique freshwater wetland biotope in the area, especially in terms of the quantity and variety of animals that populate it. As many as 150 species of waterfowl, including both nesting and migratory species, can be found in the Vallette.

Do not miss

The Ostellato Territory Museum illustrates the evolution of the land and Man throughout history.

 

A modern, multimedia and evocative exhibition, with an interplay of lights, reveals the evolution of the Earth, of Man and the stages of a relationship of reciprocal influences. An outstanding section is devoted to the Etruscan period and the city of Spina, with scenic representations of daily life. The entire museum features interactive stations with plans, photos, videos and in-depth texts.