The gates of the Po Delta

Adria is a town built upon a river, considered as the gates to the Po Delta, which was so prominent in ancient times, so much so, that it gave its name to the Adriatic Sea. In the 6th century B.C., it served as a gateway to the Pianura Padana (Po valley) for Greeks and Etruscans, who came into contact with the local Celtic-Venetian population there.

Worth visiting is the National Archaeological Museum, which tells the story of the territory and settlements from the 13th century B.C., from the Bronze Age to the Romans.


Adria’s lively Corso Vittorio Emanuele is the centre of the town’s life. Among the main symbols of the town is the beautiful and picturesque Riviera, a perfect background for a peaceful stroll, accompanied by the slow flowing of water.

Other sites worth visiting are the Cattedrale di SS. Pietro e Paolo apostoli (Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul Apostoles), the Chiesa di San Giovanni (San Giovanni's Church) and the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta – (Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta) - also known as "della Tomba", dating back to the first centuries of the Christian era (the facade has a 16th century design). The Teatro Comunale (Municipal Theatre) has been providing for almost a century a rich calendar of opera and drama events.



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