Comacchio: Little Venice
Comacchio is just a few kilometres from the Village. This unique, lagoon, fishing town is situated on the Po Valley Delta Basin, famous for its canals and bridges hence it nickname “Little Venice”.
Places to visit in Comacchio
The best period of the year to visit Comacchio is from April to October. When you get to the historical centre, if you stand on the bridge called Ponte degli Sbirri, you can have a very nice and fascinating view: on one side you can see the old hospital Antico Ospedale degli Infermi, on the other side you have Palazzo Bellini, an historical building from the XIX century and in front of you you can see the famous Trepponti, the three bridges, symbol of Comacchio.
Walking along Via Mazzini, from Porticato dei Cappuccini, you get to the old Manifattura dei Marinati, and you can visit the “fireplace room” with 12 fireplaces used to grill eels before marinating them.
Comacchio and its fishing tradition
The Antica Pescheria, or Old Fishmarket, is a beautiful building dating from the XVII century and is situated in the Piazza opposite the Trepponti bridge.
Key historical buildings include the Cathedral of San Cassiano, the Loggia del Grano ( grain store) and the Torre dell’Orologio (clock tower).