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COMACCHIO VALLEYS - Excursions between history and nature
 

  • Comacchio Valleys by boat
  • Trekking in the Comacchio Salt Pans
  • In the heart of the Comacchio Valleys: the Flamingos' window



COMACCHIO VALLEYS BY BOAT
Aboard of a motorboat, you can go on a guided tour which gives you an opportunity to seize, between nature and history, the unique aspects of the valley, while surrounded by hundreds of water birds, including pink flamingos in an unusual and evocative environment. The excursion stops off and includes the visit to two old fishing stations (Pegoraro and Serilla), where you can see the original architecture and furniture of the casoni, the equipment used by fishermen in the valleys, as well as an exact replica of a traditional fishing plant (lavoriero) with common reeds.


 



Period: every day from March to October 9 am* – 11 am – 3 pm – 5 pm* (* min.10 pers.)
Duration: 1 and a half hours
Places available: 80 passengers
Meeting-place and departure: Comacchio Valleys Pesca Foce Station
Information and reservations: Tel. 340-2534267 (from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 to 5.30 pm) e-mail:
vallidicomacchio@parcodeltapo.it


TREKKING IN THE COMACCHIO SALTPANS
This on-foot guided tour is particularly fit for trekking and birdwatching lovers; it starts from the Pesca Foce Station. You walk along the Valle Fattibello bank, then when you get to the wood bridge on the Canale di Foce you cross to the Salt Pans bank; you then get nearby Torre Rossa and continue on to the new Education Centre. Salt extraction, stopped in 1984, has been reinstated thanks to a LIFE project which made it possible to repair the hydraulic system. The Comacchio salt pans expand over 600 hectares and create a network of channels and vast bodies of water, which locks and water distribution plants. In August, in a very small salt pans built for tourist and educational purposes, you can watch the process of salt crystals formation.

Period: Saturdays, Sundays, holidays from March to October (minimum 10 participants)
Duration and modality: 2 hours (the visit can last longer according to the group type) The overall itinerary is approximately 7 km.
Meeting-place and departure: meeting with the guide at Casone Bettolino (refreshment stand).
Information and reservations: only upon reservation Tel. 340-2534267 (from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 to 5.30 pm) e-mail:
vallidicomacchio@parcodeltapo.it


IN THE HEART OF THE COMACCHIO VALLEYS: THE FLAMINGO'S WINDOW
Meeting with the guide and departure by bus to reach Valle Campo, one of the most enchanting places of the Po Delta Park. The itinerary unties through the brackish valley and reaches the old aquaculture plants; after a short walk you arrive at the "Flamingo's Window", an area especially equipped to avoid disturbing the birds, where you can observe a body of water with hundreds of adult and young pink flamingos.



Days and time of departure: from 1st July to 9th September; only upon reservation, on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning. Departure on other days and/or time upon reservation with minimum 6 participants.
Duration: 2 hours 
Places available: maximum 8 persons per excursion
Meeting-place and departure: from the coast, meeting-place to be agreed on when booking the tour.
Information and reservations: Po Delta Park Information Service Tel. 346 8015015 e-mail:
servizioinformativo@parcodeltapo.it

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