Po Delta

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The Po Delta is one of the best areas in Italy to see Greater Flamingo. There are also many other wading birds in the area. Many ducks overwinter here.

Added* by Jonas Kraft
Most recent update 27 January 2023


The Po Delta Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the largest park in Emilia Romagna (approx. 60,000 hectares). It comprises a variety of habitats: forests, freshwater swamps and saltwater lagoons, rivers, salt flats and paddy fields, sandy coastlines, and dunes. With over 300 bird species identified in the last few decades, of which over 150 are nesting birds and over 180 are wintering birds, the Po Delta Park represents the most important ornithological site in Italy.

The Po Delta is best explored by bike over the dams. In summer Pygmy Cormorant, European Roller, Avocet, Greater Flamingo, Little Owl and 6 species of tern, including Gull-billed Tern and Whiskered Tern, breed here. Many waders rest here during the autumn migration, and flocks of ducks overwinter in winter.



You can go to Porte Levante by car or bike and spend the night there. There is also a campsite in the region. It's a big area where you can make many stops. The route that is shown on the map is 32 km. Click on a P in the map to get directions to a parking.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Beach , Mud flats , Scattered trees and bushes , River , Sea , Dunes , Reedbeds


Sandy , Wet , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Autumn , Summer , Winter , Spring migration


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Note: an important piece of information if you want to save yourself a 30 km diversions: the ferry from Porto Levante only operates at weekends outside the tourist season.

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