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e-borghi travel 5, Landscapes and villages: The Po River Delta, the Unesco nature

A landscape will impress you if you are overwhelmed by feelings. The feelings can be the most diverse and the astonishment is one of the most evident. If you see the Po Delta for the first time you’ll certainly be impressed from this suspended surreal landscape. The same feeling is shared before the different landscapes and the different eco-systems of this unique area which is part of the Unesco heritage and it gives us its amazing environment rich of flora and fauna, history, culture and nature. The Po Delta includes part of the Piedmont and reaches Emilia Romagna constantly changing its landscapes featured by the dunes, the banks, the floodplain and the lagoons. It’s a territory to be carefully seen, it’s one of the favourite destinations of birdwatchers because of its quietness where you can linger and take your time. It’s also a place to breath and enjoy all kinds of activities. You can go on beautiful excursions, you can sail along the river, you can go horse-riding, you can go for long walks or you can go cycling and you can also enjoy a day in the sun on the beach. History of nature and people The Polesine area isn’t famous because of famous people but it is a really charming place. Scardovari e Bonelli are two tiny villages where the history of this area is told by the characteristic coloured fishermen’s houses that sound posing for a perpetual shot. One of the widest lagoons of the Po Delta is set in this small area where they cultivate the mussels and the clams on a reclaimed humid soil like the Oasis of Ca’ Mello which is spread with cycle routes that enables you to enjoy your relaxed slow excursions and stop each time the landscape becomes so beautiful to be peacefully tasted. The Regional Park of the Po Delta in Veneto deserves a special visit around the routes of the Golena Oasis of Panarella, protected by the WWF which is equipped for the watching of its fauna and it’s the paradise of birdwatchers surrounded by the rushes, the cane fields and the willow trees. Goro, Gorino and the water labyrinth You can discover this area by leaving from two characteristic fishing villages , Goro e Gorino, which look out on the Sacca di Goro, one of the widest salty lagoons of the upper Adriatic Sea, a crossroad of the water coming from the sea and the water coming from the Po river, the natural habitat for the mussels and the claims so this area is also appreciated for its traditional food. In the province of Ferrara the name of the village is related to the Scannone di Goro that is also known as the Island of Love, it’s a piece of land on the edge of which there is a place called Scanno del Faro which is set on a sand strip: it’s featured by the 22 metres high lighthouse of Go that stands out on the soil and the water. A little timeless treasure in the lagoon is the Church of San Basilio in the municipality of Ariano Polesine where the Po river meets the countryside, its beautiful Romanic front-side deserves to be seen. Comacchio, the saltworks and the eels Water is the protagonist here, the salty water that is bordered by the cleared land. Comacchio is in the province of Ferrara, it’s featured by a unique landscape that you can discover by choosing a boat trip leaving from Stazione Foce to explore the canals and the typical fishermen’s huts. Comacchio is also known for its saltworks that are located behind Lido degli Estensi, a particularly protected part of the Regional Park of the Po Delta that you can visit on foot provided you are accompanied by a guide. Comacchio was designed by the water, it was and Etruscan area in a very long past that became the salt trading post in the Middle Ages. You can discover more if you visit the Museum and you must taste this area’s typical products, the eel whose working and preparation is shown in the old factory Manifattura dei Marinati. Cervia, the markets and the tradition There are seven sea area around Comacchio that are included in the regional Park of the Po Delta of Emilia Romagna but it isn’t the only sea place along the coastline. Cervia and its district of Milano Marittima is famous for its leisure time activities and its nightlife and it’s also an area that can be slowly discovered by cycling around. The street market that is held on Thursdays is great for shopping, you can buy the typical fabrics or you can also visit the fishing markets or Pila, famous for its fish auction that is organized on weekdays in the afternoon.

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