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Parco Naturale Adda Sud

This extends through the areas of Lodi and Cremona

Where
Viale Dalmazia, 10, Lodi
Contacts
+39 0371 411129
Official site

The park has, as its primary objective, to maintain the balance between the presence and activities of humans, not only through conserving the natural environments and the cultural and landscape resources still present, but also to gradually recover those environments along the floodplain that have been compromised and degraded.

Parco dell’Adda Sud extends for 230 km2, in the areas of Lodi and Cremona, along the lower part of the Adda River, between Rivolta d'Adda to the north and Castelnuovo Bocca d'Adda, to the mouth of the Po River, to the south.

The park area includes the river plains, with ample agricultural extension, natural and semi-natural woodland and poplar cultivation. Near the river are a number of woods, marshlands, oxbows and dead water. Almost all the marshland falls under the jurisdiction of wildlife hunting reserves, and for this reason the areas have not been reclaimed, nor have the trees been cut.

Of particular natural interest are: the Riserva naturale Adda Morta-Lanca della Rotta (a dead branch of the river near the town of Castiglione d'Adda) and the Zerbaglia, the largest wood-swamp area in the Parco.

In the waters of the river, in the conservation areas, live marble trout and graylings; among amphibians, there is an abundance of Lataste frogs, who live only in a small part of the Valpadana and are endangered. There are also a number of reptiles present with some rare and endangered species, like the European pond turtle and the large Aesculapian snake. But it is the birds that have a number of interesting specimens.

During the winter some of the marshes are home to the extremely rare Eurasian bittern (see photo), with its camouflage colours, and along the river are groups of cormorants fishing, or drying their wings on the large trees. There are a number of ducks in the marshes belonging to a number of wildlife hunting reserves with a variety of species, some rare. Among the diurnal birds of prey, the osprey habitually stops along the Adda when migrating, and the marsh harrier nests in some of the best-preserved marshlands. Because of their unusual presence in the Valpadana, of note are the hoopoes and green woodpeckers.

There are a number of badgers and hedgehogs; for hunting, fallow deer and boar have been introduced.

Present, but limited only to certain areas, are hares, dormice, and squirrels; among carnivores, the most frequent is the weasel, fewer but larger is the marten, and even more rare, in the best conserved areas, is the skunk.

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Places

Museo del Tesoro dell'Incoronata

  • Art & Culture
Museo del Tesoro dell'Incoronata
279 mt

Palazzo Vistarini

Palazzo Vistarini overlooks Piazza della Vittoria and belonged to the Vistarini family, one of the most important in Lodi
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Vistarini Lodi
286 mt

Tempio dell'Incoronata

One of the most beautiful buildings of Renaissance Lombardy, Tempio dell'Incoronata built with the contribution of all social classes
  • Religious Tourism
Tempio dell'Incoronata
297 mt

Piazza della vittoria in lodi

Known as Piazza Maggiore, it is the scenic city center since the municipal era and still today a lively meeting place
  • Art & Culture
Piazza della Vittoria in Lodi
341 mt

Duomo of Lodi

  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Lodi
384 mt

Bipielle Center

  • Lifestyle
Bipielle Center
387 mt

Chiesa di Sant'Agnese

The church of Sant'Agnese was built in the XIV century, passing, in 1351, to the Order of Saint Augustine.
  • Art & Culture
Chiesa di Sant'Agnese
396 mt

Chiesa di San Filippo

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Chiesa di San Filippo
399 mt

Palazzo mozzanica

Also known as the Varesi palace, it is a historic building in the city of Lodi. Its construction dates back to the fifteenth century
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Mozzanica
568 mt

Teatro alle vigne in lodi

  • Art & Culture
Teatro alle vigne in lodi
618 mt

Santuario Santa Maria delle Grazie

  • Religious Tourism
Santuario Santa Maria delle Grazie
641 mt

Chiesa di San Francesco

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Chiesa di San Francesco
729 mt

Villa Braila Park and Library

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Villa Braila Park
1.31 km

Cerreto Abbey. A journey of self-discovery

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Cerreto Abbey, Churches Lodi
7.51 km

Stargazing at the Observatory

  • Art & Culture
Tour to Mairago's observatory
9.38 km

Bolognini Castle and Museum

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  • Art & Culture
Bolognini Castle and Museum
10.92 km

Santa Margherita V.M. Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Margherita V.M. Church
10.92 km

Visconti Castle of Pandino

Visconti Castle of Pandino is one of the best examples of fortified structures of its century.
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Castello Visconteo di Pandino
11.04 km

Gradella

A little ancient village in the Po Plain: painted houses, farms and common courtyards surrounded by cultivated fields. This is Gradella.
  • Villages
Gradella
12.58 km

Village of gradella

A small ancient world of the Po Valley: painted houses, farmhouses and connecting courtyards surrounded by cultivated fields,
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Gradella
12.59 km

Where to sleep

ALBERGO ANELLI

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ALBERGO ANELLI
475 mt

VILLA LAILA

Lodi
VILLA LAILA
882 mt

B&B ARIA DI CAMPAGNA

Lodi
B&B ARIA DI CAMPAGNA
1.42 km

AZIENDA AGRITURISTICA BAGGI GIOVANNI

Massalengo
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AGRITURISMO CASCINA PEZZOLO

Pieve Fissiraga
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MULINO DI PRADA

Corte Palasio
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AGRITURISMO CASA GEMMA

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VILLA ANNA BAROOM

Chieve
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9.5 km

ADDA HOTEL MOTEL

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B&B LAMBER

San Zenone al Lambro
B&B LAMBER
11.33 km

ALBERGO NIKI

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11.48 km

B&B VILLA BENVENUTI

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B&B VILLA BENVENUTI
12.58 km

AGRITURISMO PONTE DI RIALTO

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AGRITURISMO PONTE DI RIALTO
12.96 km

LOCANDA DELLA CORTE GRANDE

Tribiano
LOCANDA DELLA CORTE GRANDE
14.31 km

B&B LE CASELLE

Ripalta Cremasca
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14.45 km

PALAZZO MARIGNANO HOTEL

Melegnano
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CÀ DEL PORTONE - SUB.706

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CÀ DEL PORTONE  -  SUB.706
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CASTELLO

Miradolo Terme
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