A town on the water, Comacchio is a precious jewel softly set in the warm red of the bricks and the sparkling green of the canals. Of mediaeval origin, it retained until 1821 the character of a floating town unconnected to land. After the Estense era it became part of the Papal States, and in the 17th century they contributed to its urban rebirth with buildings, churches, and bridges including the famous Trepponti.
Around in Comacchio
The splendid cultural town of Comacchio is only 7 kilometres from the beaches. From the steps of the Trepponti that welcome the visitor, enter Comacchio and walk alongside the fish market, breathing in the atmosphere of this place where the perfumed air of the the sea and its people has forever been dedicated to fishing and to the production of salt. Along the Canale Maggiore, little boats called “batàne”, carry tourists while the boatmen tell local stories. From the clock tower, walking alongside the Loggia del Grano, you will get to that ancient foundation the Cattedrale di San Cassiano, with its bell tower.
Going along the scenic Loggiato dei Cappuccini you will come to the Manifattura dei Marinati, and then the Santuario di Santa Maria in Aula Regia. After crossing the Ponte di San Pietro, you can admire the Antico Ospedale degli Infermi, the Ponte degli Sbirri, Palazzo Bellini and the Museo del Carico della Nave Romana (The Roman Ship Museum) which will introduce you to the archaeology of the area, as well as reminding us that this was the land of the legendary Greco-Etruscan town of Spina.
The Riviera di Comacchio
A strip of fine, golden sand
and the ancient pinewood forest
which overlooks the coast are the main highlights of the natural oasis gathering the Riviera di Comacchio.
From north to south, Lido di Volano, Lido delle Nazioni, Lido di Pomposa, Lido degli Scacchi, Porto Garibaldi, Lido degli Estensi and Lido di Spina
are provided with modern and welcoming accommodation facilities and high-quality services and boast unspoiled green areas and plenty of fun opportunities.