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The name of the town is probably linked to the traffic of salt that took place in the Middle Ages using the old channel Pestrina on whose shores religious buildings were built around the year 1000. In 1175 the Augustinians of Lucca founded the monastery of Santa Croce in Salara thanks to land granted them by the Bishop of Ferrara. The reclamation work of the Friars and the establishment of a parish were the premises for the birth and development of the town, where for seven centuries the monastery exercised its power. Over time the religious complex was rebuilt and what remain dates back to the mid 1600s.

In addition to the oratories of St. Francesco and St. Antonio, one may visit the Church of St. Valentino, the town’s patron to which a festival is dedicated on the 14th of February. The Interior is decorated with many works of the Ferrarese school including two canvasses by Ercole Sarti depicting St. Carlo Borromeo and St. Valentino. An important event, the Strawberry Festival in May, celebrates the local fruit with a contest, tasting and food stands offering dishes made with the local product