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Elementi ambientali

Biotope of Val Bonello

Biotope of Val Bonello – a relict valley, testimony of the valleys reclaimed in 1970 after the flood of 1966. Studies on the breeding of different types of fish are carried out here.

Light house of Pila

Built in the 1950s following the destruction of the previous light house by the Germans in 1945. It indicates the furthest point of the delta.

River flood plains

These are the spaces between the banks and the course of the river, they may be dry or wetlands. The most renowned are the flood plain of Tripoli (Life project) and the very large ones on the Po di Maistra.
Historical data – Monument to Angelo Brunetti, known as Ciceruacchio, killed in the flood plain of Ca' Tiepolo

The sandbanks

Tongues of sand which separate the sea from the lagoon. They are tens of little islands which surround the whole delta. They are nesting places for seagulls, sterns and oystercatchers.
The largest and most consolidated sandbank is the island of Scanoboa, only reachable by water. There are three casoni (huts) built with marsh reed, still inhabited during the fishing season.

The lagoons

Shallow pools of water connected to both the sea and the river, and therefore with brackish waters; many of them up to the end of the fifties were above water and cultivated but later became submerged due to bradyseism caused by the extraction of methane.

Oasis Albanella

Environment which reproduces the woodland of the dunes with three equipped paths; adjacent is a wetland with ponds, canals and observation points.

Oasis of Ca' Mello

The recuperation and valorisation of the Ca’ Mello oasis, is today, of considerable interest. It is a relict of around 40 hectares of the valley area which used to exist behind the Bay of Scardovari.
The wetland of Ca’ Mello is a resting and nesting place for numerous valley species. Here follows a short list: Shellducks, Buzzard, Hen harrier and Harrier, Cuckoo and Marsh kestrel, Windhover, Swallow, Martins, Grey wagtail, Wagtail.
The most important plant species present in the oasis, besides Marsh reed, are: Cattail, Rush, Bulrush, , Tamarisk, white Willow, Elderberry, swamp Spurge, Marsh Iris, Ranunculus, Bramble.

Oasis of Volta Vaccari

The straight stretch of the River after its homonymous bend, it is joined to the island of Polesine Camerini and is managed by the Forester Body.

Boat Bridge

Connects the towns of Santa Giulia and Gorino Sullam on the Po of Gnocca.

Boat Bridge

Connects the towns of Boccasette and Scanarello on the Po of Maistra.

Residue of pine forest

45018 Porto Tolle

Inlet of Scardovari

A saltwater wide gulf between the branches of the river Po di Tolle and Po di Gnocca. From the scenic embankment road one may see the mouths of the rivers, the fishermen’s stilt huts and mussel farms.

Water pools, sandbars and reed groves

Pools of water, sandbars and reed groves from Bonello of Polesine until “Busa of Canarin”; a treeless countryside marked by the perpendicular lines of small draining ditches, rice fields however, unstable. At the mouth of the Po di Tolle there are reed groves, flood plains and islets covered with lush vegetation, fishing valleys and marsh birds.

Fishing Valleys

Expanses of shallow water which have been closed and controlled by man, used for fish farming and hunting.
Remarkable variety of birds present in all seasons.