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The Valli di Comacchio - Po Delta Park

Comacchio Lagoons history and nature trail

Although land reclamation has reduced their size, the marshes are still one of the largest lagoon systems in Italy. They cover an area of more than 11,000 hectares between Comacchio and the river Reno and are connected to the sea via canals. They form an environment of rare beauty within the Po Delta Park: in some places the stretches of brackish water are interrupted by rises in the land or divided by embankments and ancient sandbars, in others they extend freely like mirrors reflecting the ever-changing light of the sky.
The undisputed domain of rich birdlife, both sedentary and migratory, they offer a privileged setting for walks along the banks, excursions by boat and birdwatching.

A JOURNEY INTO THE PLACID WATERS OF THE PO
From 19/03 to 05/06 and from 10/09 to 01/11
All Thursdays, Saturdays and Days Holiday Eves - 2.30 pm; Sundays and Holidays 11 am
From 09/06 to 08/09 All Thursdays and Saturdays - 10.30 am and 5 pm
A real treat for those who love nature, this charming excursion onboard a small silent electricallypowered
boat will lead you into the dense reed-thicket surrounding the mouth of the Po River at Volano.
We will arrive till Torre della Finanza, an 18th Century building erected by the Papal State in order to
control the access to the mouth of the Po at Volano. Duration: 2 h
Fares: € 17 adults - € 10 children aged 4 to 10 - children under 4 free
Departure: Volano - Oasi Canneviè wharf, SP54 per Volano
 
BIRDWATCHING AT THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE
From 25/03 to 05/06 and from 02/09 to 01/11
All Fridays - 3 pm; all Saturdays and Days Holiday Eves - 2.30 pm; all Sundays and Holidays - 10.30 am
A delightful excursion onboard a motorboat into the dense reed-thicket wetland oasis near Gorino
Lighthouse, a paradise for water birds. Stop at the Old Lighthouse (XIX century), a natural observatory on
the Sacca di Goro. Duration: 2 h
Fares: € 17 adults - € 10 children aged 4 to 10 - children under 4 free
Departure: Gorino Ferrarese Port - motorboat Carcana dock
 
THE COMACCHIO LAGOONS BY BOAT
Every day from 05/03 to 12/06 and from 12/09 to 01/11 - 11 am and 3 pm
Every day from 13/06 to 11/09 - 11 am and 6 pm
Every Sunday and holiday from 06/11 to 06/01/2017 (25/12 excluding) - 11 am
Boat trips along the inner waterways of the mirror valley, a unique and spectacular home to flamingos.
The guided tour includes a visit to fishing stations, the ancient "huts" set up as they were when fishermen
of old worked these waters. Duration: 1h45
Fares: € 11 adults - € 9 from 7 to 16 years – children under 7 free
Departure: Stazione Foce, Comacchio Lagoons
 
SAILING FROM THE SEA TO THE LAGOONS
Motorboat Albatros II
From 27/03 to 29/05 and from 11/09 to 09/10 all Sunday and holiday - 4 pm
From 31/05 to 06/09 all Tuesdays - 4 pm
Motorboat Nuova Dalì
From 02/06 to 01/09 all Thursdays - 5 pm
Motorboat Delfinus
From 06/06 to 12/09 all Mondays – 4.30pm
Departing from Porto Garibaldi, we will reach the lagoons with motorboats in an excursion popular with both families and birdwatchers. We’ll cross Valle Fattibello, a refuge to numerous bird species and an impressive natural reserve, and arrive at Pesca Foce Station. At the end of our journey, an aperitif will be
served while we enjoy the magic atmosphere of sunset on the lagoon. Duration: 2h15
Fares: € 16 adults - € 10 children aged 6 to 12 - children under 6 free
Departure: Porto Garibaldi Canal Harbour – motorboats Albatros II, Nuova Dalì
Coord. GPS
 
A WINDOW ONTO FLAMINGOS
From 26/03 to 04/06 and from 10/09 to 15/10 all Saturday and Days Holiday Eves - 3.30 pm
Departure from Manifattura dei Marinati – Comacchio
Coord. GPS 44.698632 N – 12.174896 E
From 05/07 to 09/09 all Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 9.30 am
Departures from Comacchio and the coast by minibus*
Guided tour by minibus to visit one of most exclusive sights of the Park, the Comacchio lagoons, where
the flamingos nest. Duration: 1h30
Fares: € 13 adults - € 10 children 12 years old
*Meet up time and location to be arranged at the time of booking
**It is possible to make the excursion on other days with minimum 6 people
 
SUNSET SAIL
From 17/05 to 21/09 all Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 6.30 pm
After a busy day, a pleasant evening with some friends is just what you need… Instead of the usual bar,
why not enjoy a relaxing drink onboard a comfortable sailboat? Duration: 2,5 h
Fares: € 35 per person
Departure: Porto Marina degli Estensi - Lido degli Estensi
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