Adria, Province of Rovigo, Veneto
- Altitude: 4 m a.s.l
- Population: about 20,000 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 45011
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0426
- Patron Saint: Saints Peter and Paul, celebrated on 29th June
- Frazioni & Localities: Baricetta, Bellombra, Bottrighe, Ca'Emo, Ca'Tron, Campelli, Canareggio, Canton, Canton Basso, Capitello, Case Beviacqua, Case Matte, Cavanella Po, Chiavica Pignatta, Corcrevà, Fasana Polesine, Fienile Santissimo, Forcarigoli, Isolella, Mazzorno Sinistro, Montefalche, Palazzon, Passetto, Piantamelon, Sabbioni, San Pietro Basso, Tiro A Segno, Valliera, Voltascirocco
- GPS Coordinates: 45.3.N, 12.3.E
History - Antiquity
Pliny the Elder wrote about a system of channels in Atria that was, "first made by the Tuscans [Etruscans], thus discharging the flow of the river across the marshes of the Atriani called the Seven Seas, with the famous harbor of the Tuscan town of Atria which formerly gave the name of Atriatic to the sea now called the Adriatic." The "Seven Seas" mentioned by the Roman historian were interlinked coastal lagoons, separated from the open sea by sandspits and islands.
History - the Middle Ages
After the Lombard invasions, Adria, protected by the lagoon and the Po and Adige river, was an important military and trade center. In the 9th century it was under the rule of bishop-counts, but in later centuries the communal institutons developed replacing religious authority.
History - Modern Times
What to see
- The "Museo Septem Maria".