I Luoghi della 1000 Miglia


Comacchio, a tourist destination between land and water

Comacchio, considered the capital of the Park of the Po Delta, is a centre that stretches between land and water. A town characterised by breath-taking views. For example, from the Ponte degli Sbirri, you can enjoy the most beautiful view: on one side the ancient Ospedale degli Infermi and on the other the 19th century Palazzo Bellini and the famous Trepponti, the symbol of Comacchio. There are also many places to visit. The Porticato dei Cappuccini, which leads to the Sanctuary of Santa Maria in Aula Regia, provides access to the ancient Manifattura dei Marinati, where it is possible to visit the “Sala dei fuochi”, with 12 fireplaces for cooking eels on a spit before marinating them. A testimony to the maritime activity is the Antica Pescheria, a beautiful 17th-century building, which today hosts the daily fish market. Other important historical buildings are the ancient Cattedrale di San Cassiano, the Loggia del Grano and the Torre dell’Orologio. Not only history and culture, but also nature with the Valli di Comacchio nature site, south of the town centre. A place that is usually visited in the late afternoon, when the colours of the sunset create a unique setting