A landscape of low, deserted countries, interspersed with water surfaces that only appear to be standing, but are actually trembling with life.

A dense network of canals and rivers with a slow and peaceful course, but always ready to become protagonists for terrible events that laboriously bring land back into the water.

The Po Delta, today crossed by the Romea road that connects Ravenna and Venice, was crossed by POPILIA, the ancient pilgrims' road that connected Rome with Eastern Europe. Along this road, in the seventh century, perhaps already in the sixth, POMPOSA arose, the abbey founded by the Benedictine monks who moved from CASSINO to evangelize Europe.

It is an island, the Pomposiana island, delimited by the sea and two rivers, the Po di Goro and the Po di Volano, which give the place a healthy climate and promote communication with the hinterland.

In Pomposa, Benedetto's followers devote themselves to prayer, study, meditation, work, occupations summarized in the famous 'ORA ET LABORA'.

But the Po, which had made her happy, will be the ruin of the island. Floods and swamps will lead to the slow but inexorable decline of the abbey which ends with the definitive removal of the Benedictines in 1671.
In recent decades, Pomposa, the object of care and restoration, has returned to present itself to the world and does so with the impressive testimonies of its past.