Sea and nature

The area of Po Delta is the widest humid zone in Italy, with a never-ending balance between land and sea. It was shaped by the river, then changed and defended by man. This area hosts a variety of environments, such as plain lands with farmed fields, bars of sand dunes, ancient coastlines with Mediterranean vegetation, river branches and holms with different vegetation features. Towards the sea, the land becomes increasingly indistinct as it mixes with the fresh and brackish waters of valleys and lagoons. All these environments can be found just a step back from the sea and are well represented by the Sacca di Scardovari, an area between the Po di Tolle and the Po di Gnocca which is considered as the widest Italian "garden" for clam and mussel farming. You can immerse yourself along paths that stretch out among valleys and reclaimed areas, or choose archaeological tours along the ancient Via Popilia, a route that crossed the charming village of San Basilio, in the Island of Ariano. You can also visit Adria, an important Etruscan centre that was so famous as to give its name to the sea that washed its shores at that time. Its National Archaeological Museum still preserves ancient finds of great value. The modern Delta, as we know it today, had its origins between the towns of Taglio di Po and Porto Viro. In 1600, the Venetian institutions started what would have become an extraordinary hydraulic engineering masterpiece along the course of the Po river. This intervention, known as "taglio" (cut) and completed in 1604, definitely changed the morphology of the entire area and lead the way towards the creation of further outlets on the sea, other lagoons and new river mouths. This wide plain pulses to the rhythm of its dewatering pumps, reminding us of a land reclamation work of huge proportions. Its drainage systems, once easily recognizable by their high chimneys, are now part of our industrial archaeology heritage. An extraordinary example is the dewatering pump of Ca' Vendramin, now housing the highly attended Regional Land Reclamation Museum. Sea lovers will find a choice of seaside getaways, with beaches of fine golden sand and a gently sloping seabed lapped by a blue sea, sometimes pervaded by a pleasant sense of wilderness. A list of well-equipped beach resorts is reported below:

It is the pearl oft he Park. An area of land 8 Km long wher one can find many activities to do and many equipped beaches with gold-colored sand

Albarella is a private Island in the Lagoon in the south of Venice. It is the ideal place if you want to have a relaxing, comfortable and naturalistic holiday. Marcegaglia services give the tourists many possibilities of accommodation: suites, villas, hotels. And also many differet sport to try, such as golf, swimming, running and bike riding.

It is a rope of sand dunes 3100 mt. long and 500 mt wide which is situated between Porto Levante and the island of Albarella. The particular characteristic if this area is that tourists can reach it by boat.

The beach of Boccasette is situated in the little village itself, on the island of Ca' Venier. It is beautiful and equipped and it has a fine gold-colored sand.

It is an island situated in the south part of the Delta. It has a little port and it is well known for the possibility of fishing. Near the beach ther is a camping with almost 2000 solutions of accommodation among bungalows, suites and camping places.