Mattia Tedesco guides us to discover the beauties of the Po river, giving us a glimpse of the magnificent sunset that reflects on its waters.
The Po is not only the longest river in Italy, but also an extraordinary labyrinth of waterways that deserve to be explored slowly, to discover many beautiful Italian towns that overlook it.
It is thanks to one of the most fascinating on the road journeys, that we can discover these important cities crossed by the river Po, among which Turin, Piacenza and Cremona and other delightful towns such as Moncalieri, Chivasso, Casale Monferrato and Ferrara.
A unique opportunity to visit Italy or at least a part of it, probably the most suggestive and able to make people dream.
And what about the natural beauty that the great river offers? Matthew gave us just a “taste”, but to enjoy them all you need to go further.
It is no coincidence that the mouth of the Po is one of the most important naturalistic areas of Europe, rich in authentic natural oasis.
If the Po at sunset offers a succession of indescribable emotions, during the day you can admire enchanting views and unique and delightful towns that stand on its banks as if they were in constant contemplation of its beauty.
And it is precisely on some of these wonders that our photographer stops, to allow us to discover them, pedaling along the banks of the river on his bike.
One of the most significant routes that he shows us is the Sovracomunale Park of the Golena del Po, 60 km long, which reaches Casalmaggiore from Cremona.
Along the way Matteo comes across river banks, towpaths and vicinali streets and crosses 9 municipalities apart from Cremona, until reaching the borders with the provinces of Mantua and Parma.
In a moment he finds himself in a very particular reality, where everything tells the story of the great Italian river, from the farms to the ditches, from the fishermen’s shacks to the wooden boats.
At the beginning of the trip he passes through the Po and Morbasco Park, characterized by rows of poplars that mark the river’s course.
Just before reaching the town of San Daniele Po, he follows the signs to reach the Natural Monument Bodrio of Cascina Margherita and the Oasis “Le Margherite”, characterized by two small bodies of water.
His journey continues through the Isola Pescaroli, where there is a typical river floodplain, to then reach Motta Baluffi, where waiting for him is the fascinating Aquario del Po with 70 tanks that host all the fish present in the river.
Pedaling tirelessly, Matteo arrives at Gussola, another delightful town lapped by the Po and in the stretch of road that connects it to Martignana Po, here we can see Lancone di Gussola, an area surrounded by reeds and rows of Willows.
Still a little effort and finally we reach the Wood of Santa Maria and the Bosco dei Nascituri, where you can stop for a moment to admire the nature.
His journey ends in Casalmaggiore, where you can not miss a visit to the Diotti and Bijou Museums, but not before having stopped to eat some of the excellent local products.
And as day now gives way to darkness, what better time to capture the extraordinary scenery that the waters of the Po offer his eyes, while the last lights of the sun colour the water?