Excursions in the Po Delta
A UNESCO MAB Biosphere Reserve since 2015, the Po Delta Park is the largest and most abundant wetland area in Europe, with landscapes that are stunning in their extreme charm.
By staying at our hotel set within the park, you can explore the oldest and most naturally diverse areas in terms of flora and birdwatching.
The Porto Caleri Botanical Garden
This garden is located at the southernmost point of the Caleri peninsula, at the point where the sea and the lagoon meet. Stretching over 44 hectares, it brings together a variety of natural habitats, from the lagoon to the beach. The various species of flora are numerous, some of them even rare (such as the Tommasini cornflower and the Salicornia veneta). These areas are quiet and therefore frequented by many animals, including birds, amphibians and reptiles. The only Venetian population of the extremely rare pelobite fosco lives here, as well as specimens of the marsh tortoise.
The best habitats for birdwatching
The Po Delta Park is home to more than 370 species of aquatic, sedentary, migratory and passage birds. Every corner of the territory offers the opportunity to observe them in their habitat. The Via delle Valli Sud, for example, with its large expanses of valleys and lagoons, is the site for anatidae, stints and waders in every season. During the summer, along the Via, there are flocks of pink flamingos that colour the landscape. In the stretch from Porto Levante to Po di Maistra, there are watchtowers and observation points. In the Ca' Mello oasis, with a little patience, you can come across some bearded reedlings. In the Valle Canelle, red and grey herons can be spotted.