By boat in the Comacchio Valleys

With visit to the old fishermen's houses

A historical-naturalistic route, on board the only boat authorized by the Delta Park, which allows you to grasp, between nature and history, the unique aspects of the Comacchio Valley.
Surrounded by hundreds of aquatic birds, including a large colony of flamingos, you will sail in the ancient paleo-riverbed of the Po, accompanied by an expert environmental guide, to discover the fishing spots and an unusual and suggestive environment.
The excursion includes a stop and a visit to the ancient Casoni da Pesca, where you can see the original structures and furnishings, the equipment related to the life of the Valleys (the fishermen of the Valleys) and a traditional fishing plant (Laborero) faithfully rebuilt with marsh reed.

The valley basins, extended for about 12000 hectares, constitute a naturalistic heritage created both by water and by man. The Valli di Comacchio are presented as a vast lagoon overlooking the Adriatic, divided by this by a coastal strip and bounded to the north by the course of the Po di Volano, to the south by the River Reno. Already declared "Wetlands of International Importance" in EEC directives such as "Sites of Community Interest" and "Special Protection Areas" for the conservation of birds. Poor depth and brackish water represent the habitat for many species of aquatic birds, in fact constituting a very strong reference for wintering, feeding and nesting: flamingos, avocets, spoonbills, shelducks, shelducks, knights of Italy are the most easily spotted species among the over 320 registered.


Excursion days and times

From 02/03 to 24/03

Saturday and Sunday at 11.00 and 15.00


From 25/03 to 09/06 and from 09/09 to 03/11

Every day at 11.00 and 15.00


From 11/06 to 09/09

Every day at 11.00 and 18.00


From 10/11 to 06/01/2020

Sunday and holidays (except 25/12) at 11.00

Saturday 28 December 2019 and Saturday 4 January 2020 at 11.00 am


The departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 10 participants

Duration: 1h45


Boarding: Foce Station - Comacchio Valleys

Ticket office inside the Bettolino restaurant in Foce


From Comacchio approx. 13 km. Follow the brown road signs indicating: "Valli di Comacchio Historical-Naturalistic Route"). Take the SP 1 towards "Ostellato" which runs alongside the Ferrara-Comacchio waterway. After about 1.5 km, turn towards Anita / Portomaggiore, passing the overpass that leads to the reclaimed areas.
Continuing (about 1½ km), take the first tree-lined road on the left; continue until the stop where you turn left again and follow the road for 2.5 km; at the end, turn right along the embankment of Valle Fattibello (Strada Foce), at the end you will find an iron bridge (in an alternating direction). We arrived at the embarkation point

Starting from Comacchio (it is necessary to follow the signs, placed on brown road signs that show "Valli di Comacchio Historical-Naturalistic Route"), take the San Pietro Bridge, metallic, white (less than 50 meters from the Carabinieri barracks at the crossroads between Via Spina and Via Trepponti). Once crossed, continue keeping the embankment of the valley to the left for about 4 km, at the end you will meet an iron bridge (in an alternating direction), you will cross it after which you will have reached the embarkation point.

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