Parco Delta Del Po

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Parco Delta Del Po
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Epsom, UK1,083 contributions
Up close with nature
Aug 2020
A nice spot to take a walk or take a boat trip. Plenty of birdlife and a brilliant place to spot flamingos - there are loads. There are a few cycle routes to pick from if you fancy exploring on two wheels. You can book a variety of different tours too. If you are into birding look for the observation towers in the area - you can even spot otters from them.
Written 21 October 2020
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Biiborka
Budapest, Hungary125 contributions
We did not find anything there
Aug 2020 • Family
We drove around for about 15 minutes and did not find the place - it is definitely not where it is indicated on the map.
Written 11 August 2020
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Tualie
Varese, Italy1,148 contributions
OK to do if nothing else to do
Jul 2019
Took a boat trip like the rest and most because kids wanted to see the flamingoes and other birds. Agreed with others, yes is not that picturesque but the guide was very well prepared and explained about these ponds that at the beginning I was looking for hills :D

Can reach the beginning of the lagoon by foot from town, nice to have a walk and see those fishing cabins. Good to bike in the area as well.
Written 17 May 2020
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,551 contributions
Especially when navigation into the "Valli di Comacchio" doesn't work, I recommend the embankment for "Torre Rossa".
Feb 2020
The Po Delta Park managed by the Emilia Region, although separate from the similar one managed by the Veneto region, is very large, extending south to Ravenna and south-east to Argenta. So it's good to specify which part you visit.
I visited, on a day trip from Ferrara, a small part of the so-called "Valli di Comacchio".
"Valli" is the name given locally to the more or less extensive ponds that dot the coastal areas of the upper Adriatic, from Ravenna to Monfalcone (near Trieste).
The "amphibious" character of these areas is because their very low altitude makes them easily occupied by the waters. The waters can be fresh, by invasion of the rivers, following their floods or course changes; or they can be salted, due to the entry of water from the nearby sea (this is currently the case of the "Valli").
In both cases, the entry of the waters can be favored by the "subsidence", that is, by the progressive soil sinking of by natural compression of the alluvial "mattress" or for other reasons.
The Valli di Comacchio were formed precisely by "subsidence". They are relatively recent, as they are around 1000 years old. They were formed when the sinking of this area was no longer compensated by the silt carried by the rivers: in fact the Reno river, deviated further south, and especially the Po, which moved spontaneously further north, no longer gave the Valli their silt contribution .
When I, young pupil, studied the geography of Italy, in the 1950s, the Comacchio Valleys appeared as a large liquid surface on the map of the Emilia region. But in those years they were the subject of a radical drying up, which reduced them from 550 to the current 130 Km2qs approximately.
The area I visited is called "Valle Spavola". It extends a few kilometers south of the Comacchio town, and in this season (February) it is occupied by numerous colonies of pink flamingos (as well as other, more common, marsh birds, such as cormorants, mallards and shelducks). I was able to visit it on foot, because an embankment separates the Spavola Valley (to the north) from the area of ​​the former salt pans (to the south); therefore it allows you to walk having water on both the right and left. I started from the extreme west point of the embankment (where you can get there by car), at the location of the "Bettolino di Foce" restaurant (closed in the winter season) and I came to the place called "Torre Rossa", on the east bank of the "Valli". The route - one way - is approximately 2.5 Kms.
In a season when navigation in the Valli doesn't work (except perhaps for large groups and by reservation) I recommend this scenic path, which can give an idea of ​​the territory.
Obviously this idea will be more fruitful if you are aware of the natural and human dynamics that have acted on this territory.
Written 18 February 2020
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Steve K
Edinburgh, UK230 contributions
Took a boat trip on the lagoon
Aug 2018 • Couples
The boat trip was great and there was a bit to see.

However I would get too excited as there was only limited wildlife, with a few different types of birds. Never understood why there are virtually no boats on the whole lagoon.
Written 7 August 2018
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Knut J
Hjalteby, Sweden33 contributions
Birdwatcher? This is an excellent location!
Jun 2018 • Couples
What a place!
Get a good map, try to get some birding information.. The guys who drives the boat are often willing to help.
At this location there is a good tower with many different gulls and terns flying by. In the salines wade herons and spoonbills, if they are not hidden behind the numerous flamingoes. Try also to figure out the tweets and whistles from the bushes below the tower.
Continue west/south through the poplars and you'll pass nesting Rollers! The trees hide plenty of calling Orioles!
Another good tower is to be found just a few kilometers from the starting point.
Very good!
Written 22 June 2018
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RobertaSydney
Sydney323 contributions
Hard to get to
Jul 2017 • Couples
We so wanted to explore the Po Delta - but even with a car found a lot of it inaccessible. It's still worth a drive along some of the small tracks ... but not as picturesque or accessible as we'd hoped.
Written 1 June 2018
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exiledblue
Rovellasca, Italy393 contributions
Devalued by school kids and wind
May 2017 • Family
A nice trip if the sun is shining, the guide was really nice although you will need to understand Italian. 12 euros is too much for what is basically a 3km trip. You can see flamingos all year from a distance and some other birds, the guide was entertaining, he explained a lot also about the eel farming and he did his best to control a group of 40 schoolkids.
Written 2 May 2017
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Russ B
Izmir, Turkey103 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2016 • Family
We took two tours 1) Mesola deer tour and 2) the flamingo tour. The staff and guides were very pleasant - going out of their way to assist everyone. The guides were knowledgeable about their topic. Both tours were about 1.5 hours in length. The deer tour is better to take early (0930) in the morning or last thing in the afternoon - you will see more animals.

The flamingos are numerous but somewhat distant from the viewing point.
Written 24 September 2016
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Simmonc3
Colchester, UK66 contributions
A real surprise
Jun 2016 • Couples
We took a boat trip around the area and were fascinated by it. It was stunning to see flocks of flamingos in their natural habitat. Our trip also included lunch on the boat. The lunch was pretty poor really, comprising battered pieces of various fish and eels and indifferent fries. Still we went to see the area rather than eat the lunch so that didn't matter much in the end. If you are in this part of Italy make the effort to visit you won't be disappointed.
Written 26 August 2016
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