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WETLANDS

GoleneWetlands are flat areas between a river bed and a natural or artificial bank which are submerged during flood periods. They are located mainly along the Po river, but equally impressive, even if less numerous, are those of the Adige, viable by horse or by bike, the Adigetto and the Canalbianco.


GOLENA DI CALTO
The Calto wetland is situated underneath the embankment road, in front of the centre of the town, in via Castello. The area is equipped for stopping to rest after a walk or a bike ride, to enjoy the peace and quiet in the shade of the dense vegetation or on the small beaches on the shores of the Po.


GoleneGOLENA SANT'ANTONIO
The wetland of Sant'Antonio at Crespino, recovered after years of neglect, has a tourist port dedicated to Fetonte. In this wonderful environment the conservation of indigenous species is pursued and an itinerary for pleasant walks as well as a picnic area with benches, wooden tables and stone fireplaces has been added. It is also a stopping area for camper vans.


GOLENA DI BERGANTINO
The extensive wetland of Bergantino is a damp area between the Po banks and the main embankment formed over the centuries by the accumulation of silt, clay and sand. It is a site of remarkable flora and fauna, the vegetation is mainly made up of white willow and black poplar, and some of the trees are covered with a particular creeper that gives the wood an appearance similar to that of a tropical forest. There are many birds to admire: sparrows, herring gulls, wild ducks, grebes, coots, moorhen, herons and egrets. It is an ideal place for walks and bike rides.


GOLENA DI BONELLO
The wetland of Bonello was originally an island formed by the flow of the Po river, later joined to the mainland in XIX century thanks to reclamation works. It is a borderland between the upper Polesine towns of Gaiba and Stienta and is in part cultivated while the remaining part is left to the natural vegetation. Worth noting is the Oratory of St.Carlo Bartolomeo from the seventeenth century.