Located in the hinterland north of Ravenna, SANT’ALBERTO is a little town on the edges of the Comacchio Lagoon.
Perfectly inserted in the unblemished nature of the Po Delta Park, it is a very suggestive area worth a visit, especially for the typical flaura and fauna.
The main attraction in Sant’Alberto is the Palazzone, built by the Estensi family in the first half of the 16th century as a military post. Today, it hosts the Museum NatuRA, a museum dedicated to natural science. The museum was entitled to the memory of ‘Alfredo Brandolini’, a naturalist from Ravenna of the beginning of the 20th century.
The museum is also a visitor centre of the Po Delta Park. Excursions on foot, by bike or on an electric bus will make you discover the Lagoon of Comacchio and the extraordinary Oasis of Boscoforte. The wide natural area of the Lagoon of Comacchio is a naturalistic site of extreme interest, declared wetland of international community importance, and special protected area for bird conservation. The Oasis di Boscoforte, on the other hand, is a protected natural area populated by wild Camargue horses and overflown by flocks of flamingos.
Just outside Sant’Alberto, in Mandriole (heading towards Casalborsetti), the Fattoria Guiccioli is an important historical building linked to the Italian Risorgimento and the figure of Anita Garibaldi.
Gateway to the Po Delta Park, Sant’Alberto rises between green lands and vast valleys, only 27 km from the historical town of Comacchio, which is also worth a visit.
Just 10 km away, the shores of the northern seaside resorts of Ravenna (Casalborsetti, Marina Romea and Porto Corsini) await you, and not much further lies the Unesco city of Ravenna.