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The ancient branch of the Po di Adria used to flow close to this town and its presence is seen in the several expanses of water known as eddies.  They are small rounded ponds where water accumulates during the breach of a river.  The most famous is the Bride’s eddy which is connected to the tragic story of a noble lass who took her own life and drowned in the pool in order to escape an unhappy wedding.
The eddies are signposted so the visitor may discover these small, damp places.  The ponds are surrounded by a rich vegetation of reeds, trees and shrubs where herons, many breeds of sparrow such as nightingales and of course, ducks which swim placidly among the waterlillies, make their homes.  Thanks to the powerful families of Ferrara and Bologna, who had inherited much land in northern Polesine during the XVI century, at Trecenta many noble homes and country houses were built.  The most significant being the imposing Palazzo Pepoli, known as the Palazzon.  Behind its thick walls an extremely elegant hall stands ornate with stucco, venue for many cultural events.  Its doors are also opened to events such as the Fiera Nazionale del Mais (National corn fair) which involves the whole town.  At Trecenta one may also taste and purchase the local sliced salami to which a regional competition is dedicated, held in the Spalletti rural courtyard at Dossi during the traditional Festa sull’aia.