Emilia Romagna

68 – (ITA STAGE 20) – Traghetto– Argenta-Campotto

Place of Departure TRAGHETTO
Length – KM
Nation of the route Italy
Region Emilia Romagna
Uphill Gap
9 m
Downhill Gap
9 m
CAI (Diff. Escurs.) E
Praticability Foot


Stage 20 – Traghetto-Argenta – Simple route, both in terms of length and difficulty. Along the banks and the cultivated fields, the characteristics of the Polesine can be savored. The Campotto valleys are an environmentally exceptional wetland.       

Starting again from the parish church, you arrive at the end of the town and go up the bank of the Reno river after crossing the railway and you reach Via Morgone You cross the area affected by the reclamation, taking Via Consandolo and after a few kilometers you arrive at the locality of the same name. Then you reach the small town of Boccaleone which at a certain point you leave for the old natural embankment. Finally, you return to the left bank of the Reno river, at the height of Saiarino, a gigantic pumping plant for regulating and lifting water, located on the other bank of the river. Then, still along the embankment, you enter Argenta

Campotto Variant: There is also an alternative. Once on the SP 38, on the right you pass the two bridges on the iron walkway, and you are in the Pieve di San Giorgio area. From here you reach Campotto by following the road that crosses the Campotto Valleys (a fantastic natural environment, rich in flora and fauna, wetland). There is a hostel here (it is recommended to call early to make sure that the hostel is open). From the embankment to Campotto there are 5.8 km, against 1.5 km from the embankment to the center of Argenta.

20- Points of Interest                             

Valli di Campotto – In terms of nature, the area of Argenta is particularly interesting thanks to the presence of one of the few ecomuseums established in Italy, and for the valleys nearby – a paradise for water birds and an important natural destination. The Valli di Campotto are what remains of the ancient Valli di Argenta and Valli di Mamorta, and began to form in the 12th century, when the Po of Primaro – by then suspended and clogged with sediment – could no longer receive water from the various Apennine streams that flowed through it. They are divided into three sections. Cassa Campotto and Bassarone has a series of freshwater valleys and channels for flood control, and numerous paths with both open access and guided tours. Vallesanta is characterised by emergent vegetation, including extensive reed and water lily beds; nearby, there is a wet meadow, an ideal nesting and resting place for numerous bird species. The Traversante Forest is one of the last strips of hygrophilous forest in the Po Valley, a refuge for numerous species of animals, especially birds. Campotto is the seat of the eco-museum, which includes: the Museum of the Valleys, the Museum of the Reclamation, and the Civic Museum.

Argenta – A mainly agricultural area, near the extensive wetlands of Comacchio. The bombing suffered by Argenta in 1945 changed its appearance completely. Its most interesting attractions are linked to water: the Museum of the Reclamation, the Civic Museum of Archaeology, with an Art Gallery, and the Museum of the Argenta Valleys. The marshes of Argenta have been skillfully reclaimed since the beginning of the last century: today they are a habitat favoured by wildlife, and there are many services for ornithology studies, and birdwatching and photography enthusiasts. Worth mentioning: the Parish Church of St. George, the oldest church in the area of Ferrara (569 AD); most of the original church is buried about 2 metres underground. The Sanctuary of Celletta (1490) is a pilgrimage destination.

please, see the Official Guide of the Via Romea Germanica (www.guidaromea.eu)


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

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 (BOLOGNA, VENEZIA, MILANO-ORIO, VERONA) to Ravenna FS Railway Station   BUS/LOCAL TRAIN – From Ravenna FS Railway Station with START bus route – 31 km -(S.Alberto) (www.startromagna.it)

Where to eat

  Typical Dishes = Il Cucchiaio Typical Dishes = Dissapore Typical Dishes = Gambero Rosso Typical Dishes = Buonissimo
Via Amendola,104 – 44016 ARGENTA
Link Maps    
Lidl Via Celletta,151 – 44011 ARGENTA      
Poker Ristorazioni Argentane via Bianchi, 5C, 44011 ARGENTA FE 0532 805933 / 339 5461501 info@pokerargenta.it www.pokerargenta.it
Bar Celletta via Celletta 108/d,  44011 ARGENTA FE 339-3865706 / 349 5301016   www.facebook.com/Barcellettadimonia
Albergo Ristorante  via Pozze Androna 18, 44011 BOCCALEONE ARGENTA FE 0532-805004 / 805374    
Hotel Villa Reale viale Roiti 16/A, 44011 ARGENTA FE 0532-852334 / 339-2049203 gmvillareale@libero.it  
Agriturismo VALLE SANTA Via Vallesanta,12  – 44011 CAMPOTTO DI ARGENTA 0532-808333 / 334-9700776 info@agriturismovallesanta.com www.agriturismovallesanta.com

Where to sleep

Bike Service

Taba Bike Via G.Matteotti,36/b – 44011 ARGENTA FE 0532-852552    
Agriturismo Vallesanta Via Vallesanta,12 – Compotto – 44011 ARGENTA FE 0532-808333 / 334-9700776    
BiciDeltaPo:Museo delle Valli Argenta Via Cardinala,1/c – 44011 ARGENTA FE 0532-808058    
Emporio Massari Via Nazionale Sud,59 – 44011 ARGENTA 0532-859113    

Pilgrim Service

 VISIT – EMILIA-ROMAGNA  logo-unione     www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/it/vie-di-pellegrinaggio/via-romea-germanica
IAT Argenta P.zza Marconi,1 c/o Centro culturale Mercato – 44011 ARGENTA 0532 330276 iatargenta@comune.argenta.fe.it www.comune.argenta.fe.it
Tavalazzi Pamela – organizzatrice cammini
via Gramsci, 8 – 44011 ARGENTA FE 338-6071909 – tavalazzi pamela pamela@studiotavalazzi.com www.studiotavalazzi.com

Photos from the Track

Ferrara and its Province