Birdwatching paradise

The Po Delta represents one of Europe’s largest nature reserves where nature and people exist side by side. A true paradise for nature lovers, full of birds wintering, nesting or in transit such as herons, ducks, snowy egrets, terns, avocets, black-winged stilts, cormorants, owls, buzzards, as well as mammals such as the awe-inspiring dune deer.

The River Po and its Delta tributaries form a unique labyrinth of waterways to explore slowly, in motor boats or small boats. You can start from Goro or Gorino, two picturesque fishing villages with their fishing ports overlooking the Sacca di Goro and the Po di Goro. From spring to autumn there are a number of boat trips and birdwatching activities available along the River Po.

On the Scannone di Goro, the so-called Island of Love, stands the 22-metre high Goro Lighthouse whose light can be seen from 10 miles away. Not far from here lies the old lighthouse, Lanterna Vecchia, built in 1864,which today houses a nature observatory.

The Sacca di Goro is famous formussel and clam farming: you can visit processing plants and watch fishing in the lagoon using the so-called ‘rasca’.

Along the left bank of the Po di Goro, San Basilio and the water pump of  Ca’ Vendramin are both worth visiting. Within the Veneto area, there are also beautiful boat trips from Porto Tolle - Cà Tiepolo and from Pila, to explore the main tributaries of the River Po.

The Foce del Po di Volano nature reserve also organises boat trips through a labyrinth of reed thickets. You can also access the coastal pine forest along footpaths and cycle paths.

Not far from here is the Forest of Mesola Nature Reserve. This woodland presumably originated in the Middle Ages on sandbar dunes formed by the Po di Goro and the Po di Volano. Today, it is one of the last and best preserved remnants of a larger woodland located on the plain, what remains of the ancient forests that used to cover the Adriatic coast until a few centuries ago. The forestcannot be visited in its entirety but on certain accessible pathsyou can sometimes spot stags and deers.


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Po di Maistra and Golena Ca' Pisani

BOAT EXCURSION on small and silent vessel, discovering the central part of the smallest Po river branch

Scano Boa: amongst lagoons and reedbeds

BOAT TRIP leaving from Pila, for a magical tour of the Po Delta, amongst wet lands, vast lagoons and reed thickets.

The big mouth

The heart of Po Delta Park on Horseback

HORSEBACK RIDING in the Oasis of the delta, accompanied by experienced guides and riding the white horses

Clam Fishing Experience

Birdwatching at the Old Lighthouse

A delightful excursion onboard a motorboat into the dense reed-thicket wetland oasis near the Gorino Lighthouse, a paradise for water birds.

Through the wood on two wheels

Guided tour by BICYCLE in the forest of Mesola to areas not open to the public.

Minicruise in Po Delta up to the Love Isle

EXCURSION BY BOAT from Porto Garibaldi that goes up the coast to the mouth of the river Po. It includes a great fish lunch on board.

Following the tracks of Mesola deer

A Journey into the Placid Waters of the Po

Minicruise between Beaches and Lagoons of the Delta

EXCURSION BY BOAT from Porto Garibaldi that goes up the coast to reach Sacca degli Scardovari and the beach of Porto Barricata. It includes a great fish lunch on board.

Porto Caleri Botanical Garden

A GUIDED WALK TO THE PORTO CALERI BOTANICAL GARDEN an ecosystem where hundreds of different plant species find a home and where at particular times of the year one can witness spectacular blooms.

Discovering the Magic of the Seagulls Island

Excursion by boat in Po Delta up to the Seagulls Island.

Po di Goro River, its Lagoons and the ancient Lighthouse

Suggestive navigation along the final stretch of Po River

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