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Floodplain of Ca' Pisani Oasis

Oasi Golena di Ca' Pisani The Floodplain oasis of Cà Pisani in Porto Viro is a zone used in the past as a fishing valley but later abandoned due to its poor fishing results.

Thanks to an intelligent recovery plan, the environment was restored as a fishing valley, a favourable nesting place and hydraulic works and artefacts have been recreated enabling a fishing experience which follows ancient techniques and using traditional materials such as reeds, wood, and bricks. This area plays an important part in the conservation of the avifauna, encouraging the nesting and the inhabitation of many species of Ardeidae, Rallidi and Passeriformes, among which the Grey heron, the White heron, the Red heron, the Stilt-plover, and the Royal harrier.

From the floristic point of view, the predominant species in the floodplain is the marsh reed but there are other different herbaceous species like the common club rush, marsh woundwort, great pond sedge, tufted sedge. In the wooded areas the willows, the poplars, the ash and the bay-oak prevail as well as the bastard indigobush and the locust-tree and the bramble.

Within the floodplain, routes and observatories for bird watching are provided and it is equipped for educational school visits.

Contacts for guided tours

For reservation and guided tours:
Veneto Regional Park of the Po Delta Board
Tel: +39-0426-372261 - +39-0426-372202
Fax: +39-0426-37035
from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

For information:
Regional Forestry Service for the Provinces of Padua and Rovigo
Tel. +39-049-8778200
Fax: +39-049-8778227

Useful information:
Tickets: Euro 2,50. Guided tour - Euro 2,00 extra.
Opening period: from the 1 April to 15 June and from 1 September to 31 October
Days and times: Saturday and Sunday from 10.30 to 12.30 am and from 3.30 to 5.30 pm
Visits allowed only with a guide.