Po Delta Light Bridge
The Po Delta Light Bridge takes you on a slow tourism experience by bike, across valleys and lagoons, traversing typical bridges and tasting local food and wine products while surrounded by the sunset and the unique sound of nature.
One of the main characteristics of the Po Delta is its valley environment and lagoons which are connected by several bridges. The best way to discover this territory is through slow tourism, more specifically, by bike and boat. The bike itinerary crossed 3 typical bridges especially lit in red for the occasion of the Light Bridge:
- Via Ponte de Barche in Boccasette, Porto Tolle
- Ponte di Barche sul Po di Gnocca in Santa Giulia, Taglio di Po
- Ponte di Barche sul Po di Goro in Gorino Veneto, Ariano nel Polesine
Guided tours were given by nature experts who will let visitors discover the beautiful landscape as well as traditional food & wine products which were offered at refreshment points. Experience this underneath a charming sunset and surrounded by the various bird species which live in the area.
Departure was at 5PM from the Congress Center in Rosolina Mare for registration of participants and the distribution of the participant kit. The itinerary could be partly or completely covered (from 5 to 35 km). The event even saw the participation of local Chinese communities.
In the Delta area, nature, history, tradition, culture, and art intertwine to offer the visitor a surprising landscape made of different environments: the countryside with paleoriverbeds, fossil dunes, embankments, fishing lagoons, lagoons or brackish inlets, and sandbars. Considering the high environmental value of this area (the most important parks on a river delta in Europe), the Po Delta has been recognised as a UNESCO MaB (Man and Biosphere) Reserve in 2015. In September 2017, it hosted the first UNESCO MaB Youth Forum whose aim was to share good practices and to promote Biosphere Reserves as instrumental in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. During the Forum 282 young delegates of 142 different Biosphere Reserves of 85 countries participated in over 50 workshops organised by UNESCO to produce a final declaration which was presented at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris in October 2017.
MORE INFO: http://biosferadeltapo.org
March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018
Province of Rovigo, Italy