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Punte Alberete

The itinerary to visit Punte Alberete consists in an approximatelyl 2-kilometre circular walkway starting from the car park on the 309 Romea stateway next to the Fossatone channel. The first tract of the path passes through the primal alluvial forest of ash-trees and willows; it then continues in the most open part of the marshland, between reed beds, small bodies of water and wet meadows, until it reaches an equipped facility with sun shading and sheds for birdwatching.
Here you can be certain that you will sight extraordinary species which all nest in the marshland. Night and squacco herons fly from the willows, while purple herons rise from the thick reed beds; the small bodies of water are inhabited by ferruginous ducks and red-crested pochards which, in spring, perform wonderful courtship flights. In front of the shed, it is very easy to observe pygmy cormorants and glossy ibis, while they drink in the clear waters. At the end of the itinerary, just a little up north,  you can reach the Mandriole Valley where there is a panoramic tower dominating the large wood-swamp located between reed beds and elm tree beetles.

San Vitale Pinewood and Pialassa della Baiona

The itinerary starts at the Ca’ Vecia in the San Vitale pinewood and it is a 4-kilometer walkway. The first part goes into the pinewood which suddenly opens onto the spectacular lower Pirottolo plain, a strip of water and reed beds twisting around umbrella pines. After the lower plain, the pinewood becomes more of a thermophile woodland, when approaching the sides of the pialassa della Baiona, as if there once were beaches there. Here, you can follow one of the banks going into the lagoon, along the municipal body of water, a backrish pod where thousands of birds of passage stop and where shelducks, red-crested pochards and gadwalls nest; there are also pygmy cormorants and glossy ibis and spoonbills which regularly feed here.
On the opposite side the Polalonga opens up; it is a part of the lagoon with lots of hillocks, which were created on purpose, where slender-billed gulls, mediterranean gulls, gull-billed terns, common terns and little terns nest. On the way back, you will come across another peculiar brackish wetkand, the buca del Cavedone, which slips into the pinewood and connects the lower Pirottolo plain to pialassa.

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