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Comacchio and its Valleys represent the "heart" of Delta, they really are Adriatic Coast's green lung, from Chioggia to Cattolica. Comacchio Valleys are a real museum and respresent one of the most important lagoon complex existing all around the Italy and Europe. They extend in the Ferrara province and partially in Ravenna's one, for more than 11.000 ha, between Comacchio and the Reno River, and they are linked by Magnavacca, Logonovo Bellocchio and Gobbino channels. Formed by highly saltiness brackisch water, they represent an important zone and brackish water biotope, constituted by an extremely alophile vegetation and are of declared international interest, as we can see from the Ramsar convention of 1971.
Around the Valleys has been based and developed the historical and economical growth of Comacchio's territory; it is a quite unique example of integration between natural ambient and man activity, where salt production and fishing have always represented the primary economical bases, with that the local handmaking was mostly connected, because agriculture and tourism were quite absent. These last economic components have developed quite in the same time with the proceeding of the reclamation works, the draining of thousands of valley ha, with no change for that part where still today inhabitants play the local eel fishing using special trap cages, called "lavorieri".

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16981 W: 130 N: 35072] (194125)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-04-16
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-04-23 3:07
Viewed: 1974
Points: 56
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