Albarella is a private island situated in the lagoon south of Venice, within the regional park of the river Po Delta in Veneto; It is linked to the dry land by a bridge, and it is 5 Km long and 1.5 Km wide. Its name comes from the white poplar tree, “populous alba”, which is part of the 150 different arborel species that cover 528 hectares of the island. 100% of the surface is under strict environmental protection. Albarella represents one of the most elegant and the best for the touristic facilities of the Adriatic destinations, worded as a protected area where the contact with nature, loose animals. Deers-pheasants-hares-knights birds of Italy-marsh harriers-egrets. The peace, the silence are the most important elements for a total-relax stay. Always, the access to the island, characterized by the presence of villas and flats for your holiday, there are also all the sports activities as well as commercial ones, is regulated. Whoever enters in Albarella finds himself/herself in a world and atmosphere of total relax, like a world apart, where the cars stay parked for the whole duration of your stay, where acoustic pollution does not exist, where the quality of life is of very high standard.
For the year 2015 Albarella had obtained the BLUE FLAG, recognition assigned by FEE- Foundation For Environmental Education given to the seaside resorts that respect relative standards to sustainable land management.
The city of Padua has been defined as “The Capital City of the Fourteenth Century Painting” by the art critic Vittorio Sgarbi: The pictorial testimony of the fourteenth century—above all, Giotto’s series in the Capella degli Scrovegni—makes it a crucial knot in the development of western art. The artistic splendor of the fourteenth century was one of the figments of the great cultural fervor supported by the rule of the Carraresi that yield one of the main centres of the pre-humanism. From 1222 it has been the main centre of a prestigious university that can be collocated among one of the most ancient of the world. Bishop’s seat at the lead of one of the largest and oldest Italian diocese is universally known as the city of the Saint. The holy name by which Saint Anthony (Sant’Antonio) is called in Padua. The famous Franciscan born in Lisbon in 1195, he lived in the city of Padua for some years and where he died on June 13 1231. The Saint’s mortal remains are kept in the Basilica di Sant’ Antonio, important destination for the Christian pilgrimage and one of the main monuments of the city. In Padua are also worshiped the relics of Saint Luca, Saint Mattia and Saint Leopoldo Mandic.
The city of Venice was for more than a thousand years the capital city of the Venice Republic and it is known for this as the Serenissima, the Dominant, and the Queen of the Adriatic Sea. For its characteristic town planning and for its artistic heritage, Venice is universally considered one of the most beautiful cities of the world and it is counted among, along with its lagoon, one of the sites heritages of the humanity by the UNESCO.
In Ravenna you breath art, history and culture. Known all over the world for its historical and artistic beauties, the city preserves the richest heritage of mosaic dating back between the fifth and sixth century AD inside its awesome religious, Paleo-Christian and Byzantine buildings, declared heritage of the humanity by the UNESCO. Going along its historical city centre , walking or cycling is like living again a millennia history that, starting from Roman Age goes through Renaissance epoch and comes up to the nineteenth century, when the city was rediscovered by famous visitors like Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klimt.
Ferrara is the city that has seen the first “Modern Town Planning in Europe”, realized by Biagio Rossetti with one of the happiest fusions between new and ancient, by linking the Medieval weft with the New Renaissance plan. Since 1995, the historical centre of Ferrara has been registered by the UNESCO in the list of the worldwide heritage of the humanity. A city centre, natural location for the main cultural events of the city has become the distinguishing feature of this city in the world. Ferrara is a city that has to be “Tasted” in the literal sense, discovering the products of its secular gastronomy, a city that is worth its ticket, to visit with calm and slowly, leaving home the watch.
PARK OF THE RIVER PO DELTA
The river Po is a sedimentary deposit formed at the mouth of the river Po, in the Adriatic Sea. It occupies an area of more than 400 Square Km and it is made up of 5 river branches, the Po of Maestra(or Maistra), the Po of Pila, the Po of Tolle, the Po of Gnocca and the Po of Goro. Fan triangular Delta formed in stages, the Po Delta has changed over the millennia its physical appearance. Still in continue growing, in the last century the area of the Delta has continued to advance at the average of 70 meters each year. The area of the Delta has always been subjected to floods, has knowledged various projects for hydraulic controls and remediation works. The area presents an extraordinary wealth of natural environments and a great variety species of animals and plants. Environmental protection for the Delta area, one of the largest humid areas of the Mediterranean , in 1988 it has been established the Regional Park of the river Po Delta, integrated in the list of the world heritage made by the UNESCO.