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Pomposa Abbey

Via Pomposa Centro, 12, 44021 Codigoro FE, Italy


About Pomposa Abbey

The Pomposa Abbey located in the municipality of Codigoro in the province of Ferrara is an abbey dating back to the IX century and one of the most important in all of Northern Italy . Since December 2014, the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities has managed it through the Emilia-Romagna Museum Complex , which in December 2019 became the Regional Directorate for Museums.

Attractions near Pomposa Abbey

Comacchio Valleys15.94km from Pomposa Abbey

The Comacchio Valleys are a vast protected wetland area located in Emilia-Romagna, between the provinces of Ravenna and Ferrara, south of the Po Delta and north of the Romagna Riviera, constituting one of the largest wetlands in Italy. Formed by 4 valleys: Lido di Magnavacca, Fossa di Porto, Valle Campo, and Fattibello, they extend geographically from Comacchio to the riverReno.

Parco Regionale Veneto del Delta del Po22.39km from Pomposa Abbey

The regional park of the Po Delta of Emilia-Romagna is a protected natural area established in 1988 of about 54,000 hectares located in the Emilia-Romagna region. The Po Delta park has the largest extension of protected wetlands in Italy. The flora is extremely varied and includes about a thousand different species.  The presence of birds and of truffles is also interesting, especially in correspondence with the cordons of fossil dunes.

Albarella29.99km from Pomposa Abbey

The island of Albarella is an island located in the northern Adriatic Sea, near the Po delta. The island measures 3.5 km in length by 1.5 in width; the extension is approximately 528 hectares, with 152 inhabitants at the 2001 census. It is believed that its formation is due to the accumulation of debris brought by the floods of the Po river. Albarella is located in the territory of the Po Delta Regional Park.

Palazzo Schifanoia43.13km from Pomposa Abbey

The museum of Palazzo Schifanoia is housed in an Estense Delight in via Scandiana 23, in Ferrara. The palace was built in 1385 and the name was chosen was intended to underline its function at the Este court, that is, a building intended for rest and recreation.  The palace was built for Alberto V d'Este in 1385. Borso d'Este transformed it and had it enlarged. Built on a quadrangular base, without the side wings, it was designed as a small place to rest and relax.

Diamanti Palace43.76km from Pomposa Abbey

The Palazzo dei Diamanti is one of the most famous monuments of Ferrara and of the Italian Renaissance, located in Corso Ercole I d'Este 21, in the Quadrivio degli Angeli , right in the center of the Addizione Erculea.  It was one of the most stunning palaces of Italian Renaissance architecture, is a must-see when you visit this small town rich in history and art about half an hour from Emilia-Romagna’s capital, Bologna.

Cathedral of Ferrara43.82km from Pomposa Abbey

The cathedral of San Giorgio Martire is the main place of Catholic worship in Ferrara , the mother church of the archdiocese of Ferrara-Comacchio. The cathedral is no longer a parish church but is the seat of all the most important celebrations of the diocese: ordinations, pontificals, solemn funerals. In spring there is also the Blessing of the Palios, or of the four painted fabrics that constitute the prize of the four races of the Palio of Ferrara.

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Emilia-Romagna is a top European tourism destination, welcoming more than 11.5 million visitors annually and generating 50 million overnight stays. Its unique attractions – historical, cultural, artistic, social, industrial and economic – provide visitors with an authentic, all-round experience of the Italian lifestyle.