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Along the river Po excursion - In the wetlands nature of the Po river

From the millenary benedectine abbey of Pomposa to its natural environment: the natural oasis of Canneviè and the mouth of the Po.

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A truly unique itinerary for those who love nature, birdwatching and the colours of the river Po. The itinerary calls to mind the past, it leads the traveler in a uncontaminated place characterized by marshland and rushes weaving through the canals.

After the visit to the Abbey of Pomposa, let yourself be lulled by the scents and bird call as you admire the views on the horizon. If you see two old casoni, the fisherman's buildings that stand out in the lagoon area, it means that you are in the right place: Natural Oasis of Canneviè.

There are different ways to get there: you can go by car (provincial road Pomposa-Volano) or by bycicle on the cycle-path: 7 kilometres of nature, along the river Po, suitable for everybody (families, children and who those are not trained).

The itinerary on foot of the oasis it's really suggestive: 1,5 km along enchanting and suggestive nature trails.

Of fashionable world of swamps and lagoons, animated by complex animal communities, ranging from simple microscopic organisms to mammals, birds that most affect the naturalist for the high concentration of species and especially for the many shapes, colors, evolutionary adaptations that allow them to occupy the most diverse ecological niches offered by wetlands.

Entering the soul of the river Po it means to be in connection with water, the protagonist of the Delta. A journey into the placid waters could be the perfect way to know the streghts and weakness of this place. A charming excusion onboard a small silent electrically-powered boat will lead you into the dence reed-thicket surrounding the mouth of the Po River at Volano. We will arrive till Torre della Finanza, an 18th Century buolding erected by the Papal State in order to control the access to the mouth of the Po at Volano.

The captain of the boat, remarkable expert of the environment, leads you to the discovering of the nests that take shelter in this marshlands.

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