“P” in #AtoZChallenge
Po, the longest river in Italy that cuts Italy horizontally in
The Po forms the boundary between the regions of Lombardy [Where you see Milan] and Emilia-Romagna [The famous Ferrari Museum] and Veneto [Venice].
The river carries and empties so much silt and sediments that it has now resulted in few ports being away from sea. The ancient port called Ravenna, is now almost 10 km from the sea due to these silt formation.
Why is not possible to filter those, you may ask. Yes, but the floods of the Po river and the silt load carried by it have long challenged hydraulic engineers. That also happens.
Another important facts about the River Po that is appreciated by the locals in Milan is that without this river, they would not had one of the marvels of sea – Submarines in their science museum.
I am not sure how many cities can boast of having a Museum with Submarines and that too in a city that is landlocked all sides.
The Leonardo Science museum in Milan received its Enrico Toti (S506), the submarine. I am still wondering about how they could have made this happen. Such a gigantic ship into the center of City!
The ship was towed through the River Po from Adriatic sea to the city called Cremona, in the south east of Milan. The travel lasted for 14 days from the Sea. This happened in 2001. From here they could not take it on road to reach Milan. So, they prepared a special vehicle to port this one through the roads.
And in 2005, they planned this activity in the month of August – the month of Vacation in Italy. This helped them to reduce the inconvenience to the people and after 4 nights of traveling now it stands majestically in the Museum.
My theme for the April 2019 #AtoZChallenge is blogging about the rivers, mostly from India. Let me see if I can make it through all alphabets. You can find all my #AtoZChallenge posts here. Interested to know my next destination starting with letter Q? Try commenting your guess, let’s see.
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