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Relive ‘ITA VRG 18 Polesella-Ferrara’

Monday 35° / 25 ° CTuesday 35° / 23 ° CWednesday 34° / 24 ° C
Place of Departure POLESELLA
Place of Arrival FERRARA
Length – KM
Nation of the route Italy
Region Emilia Romagna
Uphill Gap
Downhill Gap
CAI (Diff. Escurs.) E
Praticability  Foot
File (.KMZ) to follow the way File .kmz
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To continue our walk we use the iron steps which from the Polesella side of the embankment will enable us to get onto the Provincial Highway SP5, we walk along the walkway of the bridge, and by a second flights of steps we reach the opposite embankment of the river Po: here we will be in Emilia Romagna in the municipality of Ro. Now we must walk for 11 Km through a flat landscape where water is dominant, but not at all monotonous, if you are observant and look at the great slow river which carries materials and all along there are meadows ad woodlands with wildlife. On our left there are numerous villages such as Ro, Fossa d’Albero, Pescara with a welcomed fountain at the foot of the embankment. Finally we are at Francolino, where we leave the river behind and walk in the direction of Ferrara. We step down from the embankment and walk along take Via dei Calzolai, which once out of Francolino we will enjoy a fine cycling lane flanking the main road for 6 km, then we turn right and find a green area. After 1 km we shall be in Via Riccardo Bacchelli, turning right and 1km on we turn left we cross the road, we enter the city walls of Ferrara and turn left on Via Orlando Furioso. 300 m beyong we turn right on Corso Ercole d’Este and we are in Certosa district, We walk along the Corso for 1 km and we will be in front of the famous moated Ferrara Castle.

WARNING! in the wetlands of the plains provide yourself with products against mosquitoes

For the description of the route see the Guide of Simone Frignani end   Download File PDF

Bold type for structures we already used
Red type for structures we have an arrangement (with Credential*)
(*) Prices might change for special situations: please book early and ask for confirmation

How to arrive

From airport (VENEZIA, MILANO-ORIO, VERONA) to Padova FS Railway Station; TRAIN – ( Padova FS Railway Station – Rovigo/Polesella FS Railway Station Autobus Rovigo/Polesella (;
From Bologna Marconi airport ( > shuttle Bologna-FS = (; tel. +39-051-290290 – Airport Shuttle Service: Shuttle Service booking: TRAIN – ( Bologna FS Railway Station – Ferrara/Polesella FS Railway Station Autobus Ferrara/Polesella (;

Where to eat

  TYPICAL DISHES = Emiliaromagnaturismo      
Sigma Piazza Matteotti,414 – 45038 POLESELLA      
Despar Strada Statale 16, 2762 – 45038 POLESELLA      
381 Storie da Gustare – coop. Sociale Piazzetta Corelli,24 – 44100 FERRARA 0532 762052 / 320 2512214 Arrangement
Bar Latteria BLUE ICE Via Calzolai, 500 – 44123 FRANCOLINO-FE 331 3326164 Arrangement
Agriturismo Ca’ Nova Di Tasca Andrea Via Dazio, 40 – 44030 RO FE 0532 868239  
Locanda del Po via dei Calzolai 653, 44036 FRANCOLINO FE 370-3265437 / 0532-724173  
Camplus Living Il Cenacolo via Fabbri 414, 44100 FERRARA 0532-742456

Where to sleep

Bike Service

BiciDeltaPo:Ferrara Store Piazza della Repubblica,23 – 44121 FERRARA 0532-242759    
BiciDeltaPo:Hotel Europa Corso Giovecca,49 – 44121 FERRARA 0532-205456    
Ceragioli Piazza Travaglio,4 – 44121 FERRARA 339-4056853    
Speedy Bici Via G.Pesci,38 – 44121 FERRARA 0532-92330    
Frignani Lorenzo Via XX Settembre,195 – 44121 FERRARA 0532-61155    
Garbini Cicli Via C.Mayr,13 – 44121 FERRARA 0532-765318    
D’Arminio Elio Via Argine Ducale,8 – 44121 FERRARA 0532-764195    
Barlati Moto Biciclette Accessori Via G.degli Adelardi,1 – 44121 FERRARA 0532-206863    
Cavallari Giuliano Corso Porta Mare,79 – 44121 FERRARA 0532-752350    
Il Germoglio – coop.sociale Via Darsena,132 – 44100 FERRARA 329-0477971

Pilgrim Service

I.A.T. FERRARA Largo Castello Estense – 44100 FERRARA 0532 209370
Tavalazzi Pamela – organizzatrice cammini via Gramsci, 8 – 44011 ARGENTA FE 338-6071909 – tavalazzi pamela
Gulliver Viaggi – Agenzia via Bologna,82 – 44100 FERRARA 0532-769515

Photos from the Track

Ferrara and its Province