Jolanda di Savoia

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This municipality is situated in the lowlands between the rivers Po and Volano, in the eastern part of the Po Valley.

Why visit it

Within the municipal territory lies what, according to the Istituto Geografico Militare (Military Geographical Institute), is the lowest point in Italy, located in the place called Corte delle Magoghe, in the village of Contane, at 3 metres 44 centimetres below sea level. Jolanda di Savoia is part of the special area of the province of Ferrara called the "Terra del Riso" (Land of Rice) and overlooks the magical scenery of the Po Delta Park (UNESCO heritage site). Originally the village was called "Le Venezie", the name was changed in 1911 on the occasion of the visit of King Victor Emmanuel III, to honour the sovereign's new-born daughter.

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The paddy fields provide the backdrop to the spectacular landscape that surrounds them, full of canals, paths, protected oases, flora and fauna unique both in quality and quantity, while the urban layout is characterised by large open courtyards, rows of small farmhouses and the unmistakable buildings of the rice farms.

Significant appointments

Every year, this Rice Capital of the Po Delta, in the month of August for two weekends, celebrates this excellent product with a lively Rice Festival.

Last update 30/05/2021

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