At the beginning it is a just an Alpine stream. It flows through the Valley that takes its name, overlooked by the Giant of the Alps, the Monviso. Its peak, that stands over all the surrounding mountains, is clearly visible from the valley created by the river in an ancient sea gulf over a few million yearsI. The Po is our Great River, the longest in Italy, source of life and fertile land.
Stand on one of the many bridges crossing the river and you will see lakes where canoes sail slowly in Turin, and herons flying over the suburban area. You will see untamed naure, thick riparian woods and white graverl beds in Casale Monferrato. From the bride Ponte della Becca in Pavia you will see te Po merging its waters with the blue river, the Ticino, one of its biggest tributaries.