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Karting tracks - Lidi Ferraresi

Between San Giuseppe and Migliaro, in the province of Ferrara: which to choose?

The Lidos of Ferrara have always been one of the favourite holiday destinations for Italians, especially when going on holiday with children and wanting to enjoy the convenience of beaches that are easy to reach and well served for every need and every comfort. The area is not lacking, however, in attractions of a different nature designed for those who love the sea, yes, but who do not disdain tasting the typical local cuisine, going on an excursion in contact with nature, discovering the artistic and cultural riches of the surroundings, enjoying the more glamorous side of holidays with shopping sessions, aperitifs and evenings out with friends, or experiencing adrenalin-pumping experiences such as a lap - if you are a beginner - or a race - for those with experience - on a go-kart. There are, in fact, two go-kart tracks between San Giuseppe and Migliaro, in the Ferrara area and just a few kilometres from places well frequented by holidaymakers such as Comacchio, Lido delle Nazioni, and so on. 

The go-kart track at the Acquaparco di Borgo Cascina in Migliaro: adrenaline for everyone, even beginners 

The first is the go-kart track at the Acquaparco di Borgo Cascina in Migliaro. The Acquaparco is a favourite destination for families: here, among swimming pools, slides, sunbathing areas and bars and restaurants, you can enjoy a day of total relaxation, certain that everyone can find the attraction that best suits their age and passion. The go-kart track is ideal for those looking for a bit of adrenalin: just a few metres away from the pisce and easily accessible from any point in the Acquaparco, it is a circuit with a total length of 1300 metres, which can be used for both racing and reconnaissance and with vehicles of different engine capacities. The advantage of this track over others, also of a similar nature, is that it is suitable for both beginners and experts and, above all, for both children and adults: if the first part of the circuit is the high-speed part, in fact, the second part is the more technical part where one can improve one's control of the road. Access to the track is not included in the entrance ticket to the Acquaparco, but there are two different rates depending on whether you intend to spend the whole day or only half a day there (in this case it is worth considering that the morning shift ends at 12.30 p.m. and the afternoon shift starts at 2 p.m.). Every hour the shift also changes by vehicle type - single-gear, KZ, 60, etc. - which is why it is worth checking carefully before entering depending on the type of car you intend to test. One of the pieces of news that the less experienced go-kart enthusiasts might find most reassuring is that a mechanic is always available at the track and for its patrons to help with any breakdowns, accidents and unforeseen incidents with the cars. 

Three different tracks and many activities, on go-karts and otherwise, at the Pomposa Circuit in San Giuseppe

The second alternative for those looking for go-kart tracks between San Giuseppe and Migliaro comes from the Pomposa Circuit in San Giuseppe. The facility is larger, has several tracks and is above all a historical reference point for motor enthusiasts in the area: in fact, construction of the Pomposa Circuit, which originally had the name Pista Romea, began in 1959 and in the following March the track was inaugurated with the first kart race. Since then, the track has undergone numerous remodelling, enlargements and renovations, but it remains well frequented, also and above all because of the possibility of trying out different vehicles here - from go-karts, of course, to minikarts, passing by mopeds, pike bikes and motocross bikes - also possibly renting them. Today a large part of the original track is part the Pomposa Circuit go-kart track: it is 1200 metres long (originally only 560) and is a track where races are held or go-kart courses and lessons can be booked. The Pomposa Circuit racetrack, built only later and thanks to the dismantling of the minimoto track, is 1,600 metres long and used instead mainly by motorbikes. The feature that most distinguishes this facility, and which certainly represents a plus compared to the other kart tracks between San Giuseppe and Migliaro, is the presence of a motocross track on sand: it has been open since 2003, almost always only during the winter months, and its use is reserved for athletes in possession of the appropriate competitive licence issued by national bodies and federations and motorbikes homologated according to the official provisions regarding technical characteristics and safety equipment. Not everyone, in short, can go and try motocross at the Pomposa di San Giuseppe Circuit, but everyone (or almost everyone) can try go-karts instead, thanks to the kart hire service: during track opening hours, in fact, two-seater models or SR4 and GT4 classes can be hired at the circuit. It is sufficient to be at least 14 years of age; each session lasts ten minutes and is renewable; the cost of the ticket includes the use of a special helmet sanitised after each use, but not the use of overalls (in any case not indispensable: to try go-karts it is enough to wear comfortable clothing); each customer can ask for his or her times to be recorded, also in view of the fact that the vehicles are equipped with transponders. At the Pomposa Circuit, above all, unlike elsewhere and the other kart tracks between San Giuseppe and Migliaro, private events can be organised with friends, family and colleagues. Whether it is to celebrate an eighteenth birthday, a graduation or a bachelor party, by contacting the circuit staff in advance and reserving the track for the day you are interested in, you can opt for the "Challenge among friends" mode: in this case you will be able to do ten minutes of timed practice plus eight laps on the 1,200-metre circuit, after being placed on the starting grid on the basis of the set times and possibly opting for the start from a standing start with the flag. The winners will be awarded at a special ceremony and everyone will receive a printout of the classification. The minimum number of participants for this formula is 8 and the maximum is 22, and costs must be specially agreed upon. 

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