Book your holidays in Emilia Romagna






Po Delta Park

Ravenna and its Lidos

Ravenna displays an evocative and unique natural environment, preserved in safeguarded areas or reservations mostly part of the Regional Po Delta Park, which hosts interesting animal and plant species and heterogeneous habitats  such as valleys, salt pans, lagoons, woods.

PO DELTA PARK

Punta Alberete and the Piallassa Baiona are extremely important wet areas, proof of the ancient swamps that used to surround Ravenna.

The Pineta of San Vitale and the Pineta of Classe, first belonging to two Benedictine monasteries of Ravenna and now property of the city, are unique and still release the charm that attracted Dante and Botticelli, Boccaccio and Byron, Oscar Wilde and D'Annunzio.

A cycle itinerary links the Basilica of S. Apollinare in Classe to the Pineta of Cervia, crossing the whole Pineta of Classe (13 km altogether).

The Delta, due to the extension of its salty coast lagoons, always had salt pans, that is to say areas where sea salt naturally set down during the summer evaporation.

Since prehistory, men took advantage of this fundamental resource and it is known that people from Umbria and Veneto used to come to stock up salt during summer. The Salina of Cervia has Etruscan origins and made the town important and rich for centuries. Nowadays the Salina, still working, has a surface of 828 hectares and has 144 tanks.

At the entrance of the Salina, on state highway 16, you can find a Park's qualified visitor centre.

In the hinterland, instead, inside the newly restored Palazzone of Sant’Alberto, there is NatuRA, the natural sciences museum of Ravenna dedicated to Alfredo Brandolini. The museum displays a lot of historical collections of local fauna and educational areas, also dedicated to the history of Ravenna's pine forests.

 

Guides to the territory that may be of interest to you
Art and Culture
Ravenna and its treasures
Ravenna and its Lidos
Ravenna is the biggest and historically most important city in Romagna. It has ancient origins and a glorious past: from the 5th to the 8th century it has been capital of th...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Cattolica is history, art and culture, it is a deep link with its surroundings, green hills which hide amazing and unexpected treasures. Castles, land and sea meet themselve...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
THE MIDDLE AGESIn the XII century Rimini became a municipality and in 1204 the heart of the city was transferred to PiazzaCavour where work was begun on the construction of the...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Cesena: Malatestian city
Forlì-Cesena
Cesena has an ancient and important history, a dynamic present and is ready to welcome who wants to discover its secrets and beauties. Besides the outstanding historic features (wi...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Cesena: the book city
Forlì-Cesena
Cesena has an ancient and important history, a dynamic present and is ready to welcome who wants to discover its secrets and beauties. Besides the outstanding historic features...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Cesena with its old town centre situated “between the plain and the hills” (“fra ‘l piano e ‘l monte”, Dante Alighieri, XXVII canto, Inferno) is one of the most picturesque...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Bellaria between history and culture
Bellaria - Igea Marina
Culture holidays A theatre at the very heart of the town and a programme with plenty of prestigious events and excellent protagonists, such as Giannini, Albertazzi, Pennac...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Dante's tour
Ravenna and its Lidos
Dante arrived in Ravenna in 1318 and stayed here until the day of his death, in September 1321. The Great Poet considered Ravenna a suitable place to finish his masterpiece,...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Pascolian Itinerary
San Mauro Mare
San Mauro Pascoli, once San Mauro di Romagna, is known as a a footwear center of high fashion and the birthplace of the poet Giovanni Pascoli, of which you can visit the Hou...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Faenza Territory
Ravenna and its Lidos
Faenza territory is an area that comprehends many locations, knwon for their beautiful landscapes and human resources: Faenza, Brisighella, Casola Valsenio, Riolo Terme, Castel B...
Go to the form
The best accommodation for your holiday in Emilia Romagna
directly in your inbox!
Do you need help?
Emilia Romagna: land to discover
Follow us:

Emiliaromagnawelcome.com - Tutti i diritti riservati - P.IVA 02540800394
Credits TITANKA! Spa © 2016