Parco Delta Del Po

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Digger
Invercargill, New Zealand182 contributions
Couples
The 2 hour boat trip was marvellous. Our guide Giulia was passionate and knowledgeable about the entire area and particularly the birds and history of eel fishing. We saw flamingoes, osprey, grebe and many others. It is an out of the way place and is wild so not easy to see any other way than by boat, a bargain at 10 euros.
Written September 24, 2013
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Demeter33
Budakalasz, Hungary121 contributions
Couples
One would think that you can't find any more places with plenty of exotic birds in the middle of civilization - like Italy. But at a short distance from famous touristic cities like Ferrara or Ravenna you can get easily in the middle of a bird-watching paradise. Over 14 000 of flamingos and plenty of other birds are waiting for you. And of course, not only birds but the landscape, sunrises and sunsets, romantic villages - a bit of everything your soul needs when you are tired of streets, statues, museums. Don't miss it.
Written June 17, 2014
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Brun066
Florence, Italy11,056 contributions
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 February 18, 2020
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Tualie
Varese, Italy1,199 contributions
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 May 17, 2020
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Been a few places
Epsom, UK1,118 contributions
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 October 21, 2020
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exiledblue
Rovellasca, Italy423 contributions
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 May 2, 2017
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Armand v
29 contributions
Family
Getting to see the Po Delta with its salt marshes and variety of wild life can also be done per bike. Renting them was easy (we got them from the Centro Nautico - great bikes) and the tourist office will give you routes you can take. Best to avoid the midday sun, so early morning or late afternoon is most enjoyable.
Written July 15, 2015
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Matt-Danmark
18 contributions
Family
Joined the 15:00 trip to the fisherman house. Beautiful area and after 5 min ride we passed the flamingoes which were far away at the other side of a dyke / channel wall which made it difficult to observe them. After a few minutes they were to far away and the last 20 min to the fisherman House it was mainly seagulls which could be seen. Spend almost an hour at old badly maintained house were the guide told passionated about the eel fishermen and the process to preserve - ALL in ITALIAN - so it was a long hour waiting with 2 kids.
The return ride was less interesting with almost no birds in a straight channel.
After returning we walked around in the area where we saw as many birds as on the trip - including the flamingoes which were even further away as there is no access to the area.
Conclusion average experience which could have been better if the guide had spoken in English - our family was the only non Italians in the group of ~40 people. There might be more birds in the early/late tours.
The kids (4 and 7) enjoyed it but thought the stop was too long. The boat is fine but only half is covered to protect for sun/rain.
Written July 24, 2016
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Biiborka
Budapest, Hungary125 contributions
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 August 11, 2020
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Knut J
Hjalteby, Sweden33 contributions
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 June 22, 2018
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