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 oldest settlement of the Lidi di Comacchio. The original name of the town was Porto di Magnavacca, then the town was named after Giuseppe Garibaldi to commemorate the area where the Risorgimento hero landed in 1849.
Porto Garibaldi is characterized by low buildings that maintain the look of a fishing village along the waterway that connects Comacchio to the sea. To this day the boats unload fresh fish, to be enjoyed later in many popular restaurants.
On the harbor many folklore events are held every year , such as theMadonna of the Sea Festival Feast in June, the traditional procession with decorated boats, and, on the Feast of the Assumption, the great Hospitality Festival.
Porto Garibaldi is a modern and lively seaside resort, equipped with the latest amenities. Anyway, it has managed to maintain the original appearance, traditions and strongbond with the sea.
Its modern and efficient tourist organization is entrusted to the activities of the hotels in Porto Garibaldi, inns and campsitesi n the green are as near the beach, and entertainment programs offered by the resorts. The days are spent at the beach with sports, entertainment for children and moments devoted to relaxation, in order to satisfy the needs of the whole family.
From Porto Canale you can catch tourist ships that make trips in the Park of the Po Delta, and boats equipped for fishing. Fish, together with tourism, is the primary source of Porto Garibaldi, and it is the main ingredient of the best recipes. Guests can taste them in rustic taverns or fine fish restaurants overlooking the sea.
What to visit
Porto Garibaldi is a little treat.
You can walk along its narrow streets, or see at the harbor the fishermen coming back from the sea.
You can stay at the beach or go onboat tripsto the Po Delta, the Comacchio lagoons or go in historic town centers such as Comacchio and Mesola.