The oldest of the seven lidos of Comacchio
Facing the Adriatic Sea in the province of Ferrara, Porto Garibaldi is the oldest of the seven lidos of Comacchio, also known as the “Lidi Ferraresi”. The Magnavacca district represents the historic quarter of the area. Around 1600, the first brick constructions were built, including the 15th-century watchtower known as the Torre Bianca or Torre Lambertini, the Bettolino farmhouse and the salt storehouses, as well as several wells to supply fresh water to the residents and fishermen who landed there.
In the 19th century, new buildings were built, such as the customs building and the port delegation, as well as the new parish church and the lazaret. On the first Sunday in July, the seaside resort comes alive during the Festa della Madonna del Mare, a procession involving fishing boats and other decorated boats through the harbour.
We recommend exploring the Valli di Comacchio history and nature trail, one of the most important wetlands in Europe and the largest in Italy. It supports a flourishing biodiversity, making it a paradise for naturalists, biologists, scientists and birdwatchers. In the Po Delta Park is the Argenta Ecomuseum, which is divided into three centres: the Museum of the Valleys of Argenta, the Museum of Land Reclamation and the Civic Museum.