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The rice Weeders’ route
The rice Weeders’ route
The mondina: this woman who always remember china pulling weeds in rice paddies. This itinerary is developed in the territory Lomellino. First visit Pavia Pavia from the Middle Ages is home to one of the oldest Italian universities. The city was conquered in 572 by the Longobards, who chose the capital of their kingdom by the name of Papias. We head to Zerbolò, where we take a look from the outside to the two castles Parasacco and Beccaria and pay a visit to the naturalistic oasis of the farm Venara, meeting place and breeding of storks. We continue our itinerary through Tromello, whose origins lie in the twelfth century and we head towards Mede along the beautiful streets between the rice fields. We make a brief stop for a visit the baptismal parish of Velezzo, a small town whose importance in the past it was mainly religious. Mede, in Roman times it was an important economic center Our route continues towards Frascarolo where we can visit an original museum farmer. Do not forget a visit to the Abbey of Acqualunga, a monastic settlement that goes back to the year made 1180/1181,. Even Pieve del Cairo, Gallo-Roman settlement was the site of an important early Christian basilica. From Pieve we move to Lomello, the ancient Laumellum, an important Roman settlement, which was an important center as a place of rest and not only exchange cavalli. while we come back in Pavia we can expect a visit to the Castle of Scaldasole All along the route we chance to get closer to heronries, places where nesting species of herons (family Ardeidae) with colonial habits. The heronry is generally made up of a wet forest with marshy terrain, a shrub or a cane. Along our itinerary we find in Frascarolo (Acqualunga) and Lomello.

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