Lidi di Comacchio


The Lidi of Comacchio are seven seaside resorts located in the municipality of Comacchio, in the province of Ferrara, along the Adriatic Coast. The Lido are in the heart of the splendid Po Delta Regional Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The beaches of Comacchio can be reached through the Ferrara-Porto Garibaldi motorway link and the 309 Romea  street which connects the entire northern Adriatic coast, from Venice to Ravenna. The seven Lidos of Comacchio are: Lido di Volano, Lido Nazioni, Lido degli Scacchi, Lido Pomposa, Porto Garibaldi, Lido degli Estensi, Lido di Spina.
Lido di Spina is the southernmost lido of the seven Lidi of Comacchio  and can boast one of the longest beaches on the Riviera, with fine  sand. In the far south of the Lido di Spina territory, the Vene of Bellocchio Nature Reserve begins, a site with high environmental diversity that houses a system of sandy dunes adjacent to the mouth of the Reno river, wet and freshwater wetlands, pine forests , woods and tamarisk and olive trees. Lido di Spina is characterized by a very particular urban and topographical structure, highly irregular; in fact very few roads keep straight from start to finish; it is immersed in the characteristic green which makes it very attractive for those who love a naturalistic holiday.
Lido di Spina is connected to the nearby Lido degli Estensi through the bridge over the Logonovo canal, offering an immediate connection to Viale Carducci, the authentic economic heart of the "Seven Lidos" of Comacchio.
Do not miss a visit to the Remo Brindisi House Museum, a modern structure surrounded by the green pine forest of Lido di Spina which was the summer stay of the master Remo Brindisi until his death.

This modern holiday centre enjoys the high life. Lido degli Estensi is the place for having fun, the beach for the young people, and its shopping streets glitter with boutiques. Its beach stations - modern, buzzing and always up with the times in activities and fashion - preside over long beaches of fine sand. These are also ideal fun for children, who can play and swim in tranquillity , and for families;but the Lido is especially thrilling for the young people, with discotheques and numerous opportunities for sport and diversion right on their doorstep. There's Beach Tennis, Beach Volleyball and many other beach games, and as evening falls, the air fills with the music for dancing lessons and aerobics.

The town of Lido delle Nazioni is notable for its wide streets, with lots of greenery and many shops dedicated to the pleasure of a little browsing after a day at the beach.The beaches are easily accessible from the shore road and are ideal for children, with slides, swings, seesawsm and paddling pools.

Lago delle Nazioni

This saltwater lake was produced by water management works between Valle Bertuzzi and the pine woods. It's a large artificial lake inhabited by eels and mullet,rushes,reeds and medicinal plants abound, and the bird-life included coots, grebes and kingfishers.Every year this is the venue for all sorts of water sports, water.skiing,sailing,canoeing,as well as other activities around running,cycling and riding.

These are the Lidi for the highest quality family holiday. Excellent beach facilities and beach guadians, modern beach stations designed for the little ones, hotels and campsites of a high standard - the holiday experience here is one of great calm. The Lidi also offer many entertainment opportunities with a wide choice of bars and clubs , games rooms, renowned artisan ice-cream palours, a go-kart circuit and lots of ways to spend a fun evening. Every year in high summer, these two Lidi celebrate their birthdays with parades of floats and people in fancy dress.

Wrapped in an ancient pinewood, this is the most residential of the Lidi:its streets, laid out on a semicircular plan, are set with tasteful low-rise villas,often built by famous architects. Such villas can be seen in all seven lidi but they are especially typical of Spina. The beaches are long and wide, and have a large area behind for more activities:there are many sports centres and the clubs and bars offer infinite possiibilities of entertainment.

Casa Museo Remo Brindisi

The streets of the Lido are named after painters, sculptors and musicians:it's no coincidence that the renowned artist Remo Brindisi had a house right in the centre of town, where he lived out the end of his life. The building was designed in a Bauhaus style by the architect Nanda Vigo in 1973, and it is a materpiece of contemporary architecture with its geometric spaces, its use of the spiral in the internal layout, and the refined stylistic details typical of that era. It holds the artist's personal collection:sculptures, paintings,photographs and installations by Brindisi himself and some of the greatest names in 20th Century art:Modigliani,Picasso,Guttuso,Chagall,De Chirico,Fontana , Dalì.

This northernmost part of the Comacchio coast takes its name from one of the old branches of the River Po. Here you can enjoy to the full direct contact with unspoiled nature:the beaches, with their sandy shore just made for long walks and sunbathing, are protected by a great pinewood and look towards the great Po Delta and the Sacca di Goro. Today this most unspoiled of the seven Lidi boasts a modern tourist port near the bridge over the Volano. The Po di Volano, before it runs into the sea,forms the Riserva Naturale Foce di Volano, characterised by recently formed sandy banks and pinewoods,with the herbaceous and bushy vegetation typical of sandy ground. A little further to rhe noth we come the Scannone di Volano , a strip of land a couple of kilometres lonf crowned with a wood of maritime pine and ilex, from which there is a splendid panorama over the shoreline. Leaving from the port here, you can reach the interior of the Scannone on foot or by bike, or from the beach of Lido di Volano you can walk the circular trail on the Scannone, returning to the port. This walk is best in the spring and autumn.

Porto Garibaldi began as a fiching village and grew up around the port,becoming the first beach resort on this coast. The town is characterised by low-rise buildings which maintain the look of a fishing village along the navigable canal that connects Comacchio to the sea. Bustling fishing activity focusses on the coming and going of the fishing boats which leave at dawn to return in early afternoon with a mob of hungry seagulls. Their much prized cargo is best tasted fresh in the numerous restaurants or at home following the recipes of the locals who have always lived from fishing. Several traditional events are hels every year on the canal port, the real heart of the village, like the Festa della Madonna del Mare in June with its traditional procession of decorated boats, and the great FEstival of Hospitality in mid-August when the local Bosco Eliceo wine and anchovies, mackerel and sardines are given away, the evening culminating in a grand firework finale.

Ferry

A traditional ferry runs from the end of via Caduti del Mare to the other bank in the direction of Lido degli Estensi. It only carries bicycles and pedestrians.