The Saline di Comacchio and the Lagoon
The Salina di Comacchio is the place where of the pink flamingos nest, therefore is it especially suitable for birdwatchers.
The Saline stretch for 600 acres and are divided into dense interweaving of canals, ponds, and with closed systems divert water and some abandoned huts along the perimeter.
The salt extraction was interrupted in 1984, as it was considered no more a lucrative business. Due to the absence of human activities and therefore disturbing, many species of birds elected it as ideal site for nesting since 2000 and also one of the most important Italian colonies of Pink Flamingo settled there permanently.
In August, in a small salt pan obtained for tourist-educational purposes, you can see the formation of the salt crystal.
Today, in the Salina di Comacchio, the work on the "LIFE Project", funded by the European Union in 2001, are in an advanced stage: these works aim to restore the hydraulic functionality; to demolish more than three kilometres of the old power line and the burial of the new one; to restorethe artisan production sector covering a portion of 4 hectares with works of natural engineering.
For those wishing to visit, you should contact Po Delta Tourism: trekking starts from Stazione Foce, the meeting point with the guide is at Casone Bettolino. The route has a total length of 7 km ca. Walk along the embankment of Fattibello Valley, then come to the wooden bridge over the Canal Foce and passes the embankment of Saline through which you arrive near Torre Rossa (Red Tower) and go to the Power Plant of the Saline.