The 7 LidiThe Lidi di Comacchio are seaside resorts that stretch for about 25 kilometers along the Ferrara coast, totally inserted in the Regional Park of the Po Delta.
Lido degli Estensi
On the other side of the harbor you can see the modern Lido degli Estensi, a location full of fun and entertainment. In 1950 it was transformed from a pinewood into a touristic area.
It is one of the most popular Lidos and next to its great sandy shore you can find several seaside resorts.
There are plenty of choices for shopping lovers: Carducci Boulevard is illuminated the whole evening, and, with its arches, obelisks, neoclassical gazebos and brickwork paving, is full of shops and night clubs.
Recently, next to the town entrance, a modern and well equipped touristic harbor has been built, named “Marina degli Estensi”.
Lido di Spina
After Lido degli Estensi, direction Ravenna, you find Lido di Spina, named after the Etruscan city Spina found in Comacchio. Here there are great cottages, deep in quiet and nature and close to the huge shore.
Lido di Spina offers also night entertainment in its fashionable nightspots, physical activities at the sports complex "The Travone", bike rides in the beautiful pine forest.
Once upon a time Porto Garibaldi was a fishermen village called “Magnavacca”. Its current name comes from Giuseppe Garibaldi: the famous condottiere landed there in 1849.
Today, as well as being a friendly resort which welcomes tourists to its beach, it is also an important port which accommodates both fishing boats and motorboats. From here you can go deep-sea mackerel fishing or take a boat trip and explore the Po Delta.
In this place, partly by now residential, the best dishes base places of fish can be tasted.
Lido delle Nazioni
This beach was once nothing but a long stretch of sand and sea and was known as Pialazza, or "Pialassa". Today, it is flanked by broad avenues which offer a range of shops and restaurants close to the beach, Lido delle Nazioni is a tourist resort which offers plenty of opportunities for fun and entertainment.
Suitable especially for young people, there is a discotheque, and, for sports lovers, all-weather soccer fields and a sailing school (located in the nearby Lake delle Nazioni), where you can go canoeing, rowing and water skiing.
There are also two riding stables where you can ride Camargue-Delta horses.
Lido degli Scacchi and Lido di Pomposa
Lido di Pomposa and Lido degli Scacchi are just a few kilometres from Porto Garibaldi. These havens of tranquillity are ideal for family holidays.
Lido di Volano
The northernmost Lido is Lido di Volano, once a fishing village, in particular there were “fiocinini” (fishermen using the harpoon) and poachers.
It is completely deep into nature, thanks to its proximity to the Po river banks.
It is the perfect location for those people who love the greenery and the quiet in the open air; its pinewood offers the chance to make bike and horse rides in its wonderful hinterland.
Lido degli EstensiHistory and facts Lido degli Estensi is the most touristic location among the seven Lidi di Comacchio. Its name comes from the Estense family, who ruled Ferrara for a long time. Its shore is one...
Lido di SpinaHistory and facts Lido di Spina is the southernmost among the seven Lidi di Comacchio, and is a very elegant and residential place: large tree-lined avenues, cottages deep in greenery and streets n...
Porto GaribaldiHistory and facts Porto Garibaldi (Magnavacca in the local dialect) is an important fishing and touristic port and a seaside town. The town was born on the north side of the harbor and is the olde...
Lido delle NazioniHistory and facts They say that Giuseppe Garibaldi landed here on August 3rd 1849, in the “Pialazza” or “Pialassa”, name that comes from a wind called “pia e lassa&rdq...
Lido degli ScacchiHistory and facts It is said that at the end of the year 1509, the Republic of Venice wanted to punish the expansionism of the House of Este with an attack from the river to the Duchy of Ferrara. I...
Lido di VolanoHistory and facts Lido di Volano is the northernmost of the Lidi di Comacchio, and its name comes from an ancient branch of the Po River old flow. It is the closest village to the Po Delta,...
Lido di PomposaHistory and facts Lido di Pomposa is one of the seven Lidi di Comacchio. Its architecture comes from the 1950s and 1960s, with a good redevelopment made in recent years. On August 8th the foundati...