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Rocca Possente

Built in around the year 1000, it was extended and reinforced by the Este family in 1362.
Rocca Possente

Its strategic position on the Po together with that of the Rocca di Ficarolo on the opposite bank to which it was connected by a chain, meant control over navigation. It was destroyed in 1521 but quickly rebuilt. Its peculiar walls at a slant gave better protection against enemy artillery. The star-shaped layout probably dates back to 1570 and it is this characteristic form that gave the name to the village of Stellata.




How to get here

By car: A13 motorway, exit Ferrara Nord direction Mantova; straight on for 15 km. Passed Bondeno, continue along via Zerbinate direction Stellata.
By bus: no bus service from Ferrara.
By bicycle: from Ferrara, along the greenway FE202 and then onto the cycle path the Destra Po, in Bondeno direction.

44° 57 01 N - 11° 25 22 E
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last modified Jan 10, 2022 11:56
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