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The Pickling Factory of Comacchio


 G. Mazzini, 200 - 44022 Comacchio (FE)
Tel/Fax + 39 0533/81742 

The Pickling Factory collects the traditions and culture of Comacchio, a town which has always shared a special bond with the surrounding Valleys. In Autumn, you can visit the production cycle of anchovies, sandsmelts and especially eels, which are prepared in the Fire Room in four main steps: cutting, spitting, cooking and packaging. Upstairs, there is a room where you can watch videos showing what the town and surrounding areas looked like and telling about life in the valleys in the past. At the entrance and inside the Visitor Centre there are many "Maròte" -typical flat-bottomed well boats characterised by holes and gaps on the bottom and alongside the boats- which are a true historical heritage.

Activities: The Visitor Centre organises a variety of different activities: Birdwatching classes, mycology lessons, a course to discover the territory and several meetings. The Pickling Factory is also an information point and reservation centre for visits to the Park.

Services: Food Lab (Slow Food Presidia of the Traditional Marinated Eel of the Comacchio Valleys), the lab is also available for cooking classes and schools.
Conference hall, max 30 people.
Bookshop and sales point of the products of the Park.
Park Service Centre
Park Call-center

Accessibility: When operating, the factory is open to the public, with an entrance fee. The visit includes the Fire Room, the immersion and the video room. Access to the public is restricted to the Vinegars Room and the food lab. There are no architectural barriers; there is a lift to the first floor (video room).

Opening hours: November - February from 9.30 am to 1 pm and from 2.30 to 6 pm
March - October from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 3 to 7 pm
Closing day: Monday

Tickets: Full fee Euros 2.00
Reduced fee Euros 1.00 (groups of min 25 persons, under 18, over 65)
Free entrance for children under 11 with their parents, military, journalists, people with disabilities and accompanying persons, tourist guides and environmental and excursion guides.


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