Where the river meets the sea, among wild and pristine nature
Located in the protected area of the Po Delta Regional Park, Porto Caleri Beach is a wild and untouched sandy shore where the river and sea meet to create a unique stretch of public beach. This strip of land, which stretches along the border between Veneto and Emilia-Romagna for about 6 kilometres, is made up of dunes of light-coloured, very fine sand and is rich in Mediterranean scrubland.
The area lends itself very well to hiking, cycling and horse riding, not to mention kite surfing, water skiing and birdwatching. The port is also a renowned reference point in the northern Adriatic for coastal and deep-sea fishing. The final stretch of coastline is perfect for naturists.
On the way to the beach, you will come across the Porto Caleri Coastal Botanical Garden, which is located in the southern part of the Rosolina Mare coastline and covers an area of about 44 hectares. You can explore this natural area by choosing one of three different paths available: a short one, which takes you through the pine forest; a medium-length trail, which features Mediterranean scrubland and the freshwater wetlands; and a longer path, which also allows you to explore the brackish marshes. The garden is open to the public from March through to November and guided tours are available.