Revere, a natural bastion on the Po all to be discovered
The villa is located south of the river Po, just one kilometer from the historic center of Revere : the perfect combination of privacy and relaxation of privacy with all the main services that the city center can offer, such as bars, restaurants, shops, convenience store A.soli 250 m from the house, easily reachable on foot, is the renowned restaurant "Il Tartufo", which offers dishes from the Mantuan cuisine revisited by high-level chefs, not surprisingly is mentioned in the Michelin guides. The undisputed Lord of the valley and of the landscape remains the River Po , rightly rediscovered and recently relaunched from a tourist point of view: in the Revere area it is equipped with moorings for motor ships & ndash; passengers, shelter and shelter for small boats at the Rowing Club, beach with beach, bar and restaurant. At 8 km you can visit the natural reserve of the Marshes of Ostiglia, a place of considerable interest both in terms of flora and birdlife.
NATURALISTIC ROUTES ALONG THE PO
The best way to discover the longest Italian river is undoubtedly cycling tourism, thanks to the Po river cycle route , a mega European project aimed at supporting and enhancing sustainable tourism on two wheels: the bicycle in fact it allows you to slowly appreciate all that the territory has to offer, even in the sunny heat of the Po Valley: fresh water from a fountain in a square or the shadow of a poplar become unique experiences, reminding us those landscapes made famous by the films of Bertolucci , the pen of Guareschi , Soldati and Bevilacqua. Cycle through the dozens of small villages along the main embankment: Caorso, Zibello, Roccabianca, Colorno, Casalmaggiore, Viadana, Brescello, Boretto, Gualtieri, Guastalla, Ostiglia, Revere, Bondeno, Mesola: it is an event to live at least once in a lifetime, with the certainty that what we admire will remain unforgettable among our memories. Each of us can choose what to keep most in the heart between the arcades, the red color of the bricks of the farmhouses, the noble palaces, the castles, but above all the people who live in this incredible area, the Po valley , with its typical, simple but inimitable smells and flavors.
Mantova is the closest city to the property, just 25 km, which can be walked along a panoramic road that first runs along the Po and then its tributary the Mincio river. Moving towards the city squeezed between the two arms of the river, like a point extending into an artificial lake, one gets the impression of a city “in the form of a palace”; to remember the famous description of Baldassarre Castiglioni. Designed and built by the Gonzagas in their current form, the historic center of Mantua is a treasure chest full of treasures to be discovered: Palazzo Te, Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Sordello and delle Erbe, just to mention the most famous. Our advice is to take time and discover it slowly, getting lost in its views and its alleys.
Verona , a few tens of kilometers from Revere, is famous throughout the world, thanks to the pen and the genius of Shakespeare. The fact that it is Unesco heritage shows us how history and art in the Scaliger city are not the result of imagination, but of an unparalleled stratification in every era: Verona is the ideal place to spend a romantic getaway as a couple, on the trail of Juliet and Romeo's love for the famous Balcony; a trip with friends for a concert at the Arena or for the opera season. An aperitif in the squares of the Center or a sunset from the hill of San Pietro above the Roman Theater, admiring the panorama of the city, are experiences that remain in the heart forever.
As well as Verona and Mantua, also Ferrara , the other great city that can be reached by coasting along the Po course, has been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage town centers. Ruled by the powerful lordship of the Este family, it represented an avant-garde cultural center in the 400 and 400 thanks to the art and science of world-class figures such as Alberti, Copernicus, Paracelsus, Fallopus, Titian, Bellini, Ariosto and Tasso and many others. To visit it the best thing is undoubtedly rent a bike and set off to discover the Estense castle, the Cathedral of San Giorgio, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Palazzo Schifanoia, the Ghetto told by Giorgio Bassani and the inevitable tour of the walls, which still surround much of the historic Renaissance center.
At the last extreme of a hypothetical quadrilateral surrounding Revere, we find Modena , reachable from the SS12 (otherwise known as Pisa-Abetone-Brennero) which connects the Emilian city to Verona and Trentino. Like the previous cities, Modena also has world-class artistic treasures included in the UNESCO list as World Heritage: we are talking about the Duomo, the Civic Tower (better known as Ghirlandina) and the Piazza Grande.
Rich in palaces, museums and galleries Modena is worth a visit because they are combines a couple of particularities that will not escape the most demanding tourist: the perfect combination of food and wine tourism and pop. Who does not know tortellini or lasagna, perhaps sprinkled with a good glass of Lambrusco? Modena offers a wide range of gastronomic experiences: from the most genuine and genuine Emilian tavern to the best Italian starred restaurants (only the names of the Chef Barbieri and Bottura would be enough to testify their food excellence). As for the museums "alternative"; to classical art, but certainly popular and international, we mention the museum house of the great Maestro Luciano Pavarotti, the Museum of Figurine (a must in the city of Panini) and finally the Enzo Ferrari Museum, which certainly needs no further presentation .
Going up the Mincio, which flows just before Revere into the Po, you arrive at Lake Garda , an authentic pearl set between the Po Valley and the Alps, often described as an oasis of warmth and Mediterranean peace in the continental North of Italy. The huge lake combines the art and charm of enchanting villages such as Sirmione, Limone or Peschiera del Garda with the monuments and the history of Salò and Gardone Riviera with the Vittoriale. More purely tourist locations such as Lazise, Bardolino or Riva del Garda leave the tourist with a wide choice of beaches, swimming, sailing, sports by the lake and much more to regenerate among the luxuriant vegetation of olive and lemon trees: a truly amazing panorama considering that you are literally below the Alps. So much so that it is from Malcesine you can live the unique experience of taking the cable car up to Monte Baldo and being able to ski while admiring the sinuous profile of the lake below.