This is a ford on the Adda river where tradition located Gerundo Lake, the vast marsh formed by the convergence of the Adda, Oglio and Serio rivers. Today it is believed to be a collection of marshes, swamps, lakes, sweet water rivers and ponds which progressively occupied the extended digression plane of the Adda during the anarchy of the regulation of the waters which took place during the late antiquity and up until the early Middle Ages.
This huge marsh existed on the Cremona bank of the South Adda until the 13th century, when it was then drained by the Benedictine monks.
Nothing remains of the lake today, except its name and many legends, one of which tells of the existence of six-footed, fire-belching dragons, which is perhaps a reference to the production of methane in the marshy waters.
Wherevia Lago Gerundo
20060 Corneliano Bertario
via Lago Gerundo