LAND RECLAMATION ACROSS CENTURIES AND THE RIVER ENVIRONMENT

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Half Day Tours

OPTION 1

VISITED AREAS
- Regional Land Reclamation Museum of Ca’ Vendramin and/or Restored Dewatering Pumps
- Holm of Ca’ Pisani

TOUR DESCRIPTION
This excursion is aimed at increasing the knowledge and value of some of the most interesting sites of the Po Delta Park.
The tour starts with a visit to the extraordinary complex of the Regional Land Reclamation Museum of Ca’ Vendramin. This building houses an old dewatering pump dating back to the first Nineties and considered as a wonderful masterpiece of hydraulic engineering. During its operational years, this dewatering pump stood out not only as the beating heart of the hydraulic system in the Island of Ariano, but also as a symbol of social advance for its inhabitants.
The tour will continue with a pleasant walk through the charming Holm of Ca' Pisani. In the past, this site was first used for agricultural purposes and then for “valliculture” (an extensive fish farming method mainly used in the North East of Italy). Today, it is a naturalistic oasis with a high biodiversity, especially as river vegetation and bird life are concerned.
During the tour, you will receive basic information on the holm environment, its distinctive features and its geographical location, as well as general details on its bird species.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT
Sportswear appropriate for the season and k-way raincoat/sun hat.
Sunscreen and insect repellent in summer season.

TOUR LENGTH
Half day

PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY
April to October

AVAILABLE DAYS
All days of the week (time to be agreed)