Alfonsine is located in the hinterland of the plains outside Ravenna.
This tranquil town of the lowlands of Ravenna was rebuilt after the dreadful bombing of World War II. Alfonsine is always looking towards the future, but treasures the past by keeping memories and traditions alive. The nearby wetlands and the natural reserve are part of the Parco Regionale del Delta del Po, the Po Delta reserve, which attracts bird watching lovers from all over Europe.
Visitin in summer you can enjoy the event “Pensiero Narrazione e Voce” when the town’s public and private gardens open their doors to poetry, theatre and music .
All year long you can visit the house where the famous neoclassical poet Vincenzo Monti was born in 1754; recently restored, the villa houses a museum of which some rooms are dedicated to the poet. These are also the headquarters of the education centre of the Parco Regionale del Delta del Po and of the Natural Reserve of Alfonsine, a 12-hectares natural reserve which protects the flora and fauna of the wetlands.
The Museo della Battaglia del Senio, in Piazza della Resistenza, documents the harsh battle of April 10, 1945 along the “Gothic line” and holds a collection of pictures and objects about the partisans’ fight. The library of the Historic Institute of Resistance and of Contemporary History of the Province of Ravenna is very interesting and holds around 10,000 books.
And just for fun try “Il Labirinto effimero” this ephemeral labyrinth is the largest in Europe, it was created in a six-hectare cornfield and has a very intricate pattern. (Open from June to September)