Un Po in camper, Day 3: Rosolina (RO)

Before leaving to explore the Po, going upstream, I decided to stop in a place particularly dear to me, always in the Po di Levante area and always in the middle of nowhere: in Rosolina, near the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Maria. About three kilometers from the village, in the middle of the park, there is an area dedicated to picnics with an adjoining small dirt parking lot.

Here we spent the end of the year 2019 and New Year’s Eve 2020: it was the first anniversary of this type after deciding to become fulltimers and we had no idea of the Covid catastrophe that would soon unleash. It was a magical night: the three of us away from everything and all about to take flight towards a new life, as soon as we are freed from the duties of the bar. History was different. But from here, in a very different end of the year, I wanted to start again.

From the Adige to the Island of Albarella

Rogue nostalgia aside, this area is also worth a visit. A small road that runs, as often happens, on a tongue of land, leads north towards the mouth of the Adige, while to the south it leads first towards the Po di Levante, but on the opposite side with respect to Porto Levante, and then to the Albarella island, known for its free beach, for the presence of a sports center, a golf course, and several opportunities to eat.

Also for this tour, the two destinations mentioned above have not been included in my trip, but this is an excellent excuse to return once again to these lands. From the parking lot where I stopped for the night you can also leave by bicycle, while on foot you can reach, in a few hundred meters, another small fishing port, which like the village of Pila has a certain charm.

  • Where to sleep – In the parking lot of the picnic area in via Moceniga, which is about 200 meters from the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Maria in Rosolina
  • Where to eat – Within the motorhome (or outside in the good season!)
  • Camper service – The closest (24 km) is in Mazzorno, along the banks of the Po, in via Gesù Crepaldi 6. Here there are 5 large stalls, electricity for a fee (€2 for 8 hours), camper service and drinking water load (for a fee: 10 cents every 10 litres)


Paolo Galvani

Nato nel 1964, è giornalista professionista dal 1990 e imprenditore dal 2007. Si occupa di tecnologia dalla fine degli Anni '80, prima come giornalista poi come traduttore specializzato, e da circa tre decenni ama girare in camper. Dalla fine di maggio del 2019 è diventato "fulltimer". A luglio 2019 ha lanciato il blog

Born in 1964, he has been a professional journalist since 1990 and an entrepreneur since 2007. He has been involved in technology since the end of the 1980s, first as a journalist and then as a specialized translator, and for about three decades he has loved traveling in a motorhome. Since the end of May 2019 he has become a "fulltimer". In July 2019 he launched the blog