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The river Po
First Italian river that brush all the Ferrara province
The river Po, first Italian river for lenght, extension and capacity, is also the first river that pass for the nord of the province of Ferrara. The river Po traverse Ferrara province from west to east and mark the confines with the province of Rovigo and Veneto region.
Until XII century, the first branch of river Po, passed into the city of Ferrara, but after the break of Ficarolo, the main branch has moved, and now the river flows in the nord of the province.
The Po brush the territory of the province of Ferrara from Bondeno to Goro, pass to differents municipality where is very intence the emotional connection of people to the river, infact in Ro Ferrarese, for example, there is possibility to visit the Mulino sul Po "the Mill on the Po", faithful reproduction of many mills that there was in the past.
The Po on the territory of Ferrara is divided into several branches, such as the Po di Volano, the ancient main branch of the river Po, which still flows through the city of Ferrara and that, through the town dock, allows to navigate from the center of Ferrara to the main river. Another important branch is the Po di Goro, the first and largest branch at the end of the river that together with the others, form the current Po Delta.