The lagoons were created in their present form at the beginning of the last century, after the reclamation works carried out by the Renana Reclamation Consortium, and essentially serve as enlarged reservoirs to hold any waters overflowing from the rivers in the Lower Bologna Plain. From the 60s they became one of the most important nest building and rest areas for migrating water birds. In 1976, the lagoons were included among the areas subject to the Ramsar Convention of 1971, which was drawn up to protect wetlands of international importance, and the Oasis for safeguarding and protecting the local flora and fauna was set up in 1977. The Campotto Oasis represents an important rest area for migratory birds. A station for the capture and ringing of wild birds is based in the oasis, where experts meet periodically to check the routes of migratory flocks of birds. The Oasis isd divided into three parts: the Campotto and Bassarone floodplains, the Valle Santa and the Traversante wood (accessible only with guide).
Valle Santa: free. Thu, Sat., Sun. entirely open.
Val Campotto, Valle Bassarone and Bosco del Traversante only with a guide together with the Museum - min. 5 pax.
Full 3,00 euro.
Red. 2,00 euro (under 18, groupes, school).
How to get here
By car: motorway A13 exit Ferrara Sud; motorway Ferrara- Porto Garibaldi; exit SS 16 Adriatica direction Ravenna. At Argenta, turn right to Campotto and after 4 km there is the oasis.
By train and bicycle: Ferrara-Ravenna-Rimini line (FS). Argenta Station, via Circonvallazione, about 5 km bike until oasis.
44° 35' 17 N - 11° 48' 13 E