FISCAGLIA

Where is located

Established by the merging of the municipalities of Massa Fiscaglia, Migliarino and Migliaro, this town lies between 25 and 35 kilometres east of Ferrara and between 15 and 20 kilometres north-west of Comacchio, divided into three settlements along the river Volano, a branch of the river Po currently reduced to a drainage canal

When to go and what to see

The territory is entirely flat (maximum altitude 3 metres) and partly below sea level and was originally characterised by a succession of valleys (lake basins, sometimes brackish) and delta swamps, separated by hillocks, with a precarious hydrographic balance. After the land reclamation carried out in the 20th century, the economy of Fiscaglia became essentially agricultural, and even today, the area offers boundless stretches of countryside where it is a pleasure to lose oneself in walks and bicycle rides.

 

In one of these itineraries in the countryside near Massa Fiscaglia, for example, stands Torre Tieni, a tower which also served as a customs post and was built by the Este family to defend them from Venetian attacks. Clashes were frequent along the Po di Volano river, especially over the dominance of the salt trade

Do not miss

A few kilometres outside the village of Massa Fiscaglia, there is the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Corba (Our Lady of Corba), dating back to the 15th century. The venerated image of the Madonna della Corba (Our Lady of Corba) is kept inside, and every five years it is accompanied in solemn procession to the collegiate church of Massa Fiscaglia, where it remains on display to the faithful throughout the month of May.

 

On the other hand, in Migliarino, the Museo del Trotto (The Museum of the History of Trotting), the only one of its kind in Italy, of documents, prints, memorabilia and the like on the discipline of trotting of great historical-documentary interest and for the enhancement of the territory. 

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