Casal Borsetti, Marina Romea and Porto Corsini are the leading resorts of the northern part of the province of Ravenna within the Delta Po Park area. The reputation of these resorts extends beyond our country’s borders as destinations for holidaymakers seeking a quiet and relaxing vacation with all the pleasures that our culinary tradition can offer.
Most of the countryside is still harmoniously dominated by nature, from the ancient Delta Po Park, the San Vitale pinewood, the Punta Alberete oasis, the Piallassa della Baiona, to the Mandriole and Comacchio valleys which extend to the province of Ferrara.
A variety of accommodation choices are available for tourists such as hotels, residences, B&B, holiday farms, camping grounds and private apartments. Good quality restaurants and pizzerias serve typical fish and meat dishes and, of course, the famous “piadina” – a simple yet delicious local flat bread -together with good wine to complete the gastronomic delights on offer.
THE BEACHES The Lidi Nord Ravenna’s beaches dominate an 8 kilometres of uninterrupted sandy beach scene, from Casal Borsetti to Porto Corsini passing through Marina Romea. Beaches that are surrounded by dunes that slowly fade away as you get closer to the lush pinewood forest. Along the beach there are more than 30 bathing establishments, most of them located close to the town centre, offering a wide range of services according to the traditional local “Romagnola” hospitality: sun umbrellas and sun beds, bar and restaurants, beach volley grounds, beach tennis courts, children’s play areas. And if you love peace and quiet you can also enjoy the wide-open spaces of the free naturist beaches.
A good choice of water sports such as sealing, kite-surf and windsurf make the Lidi Nord of Ravenna an important reference and attraction point for all water-sport fans.
Established as a tourist resort in the 1950s, Marina Romea has managed to maintain and develop its attraction. It is cradled in a green pine wood which extends down to the beach on one side, and on the other to the Piallassa della Baiona, where nature stages enchanting sunsets to entrance its audience.
Marina Romea offers its visitors a wide choice of accommodation and services (extensive serviced beaches and a vast pine forest where you can practice many sports) in a relaxing and elegant atmosphere, which has always been its distinguishing feature.
This beach was named after Giovanni Borsetti, to popular acclaim, in 1917. Borsetti was a courageous customs official and well loved shoemaker during the time of the Kingdom of Italy.
You can still visit the ancient customs house today thanks to reconstruction which took place in the 1990s.
Casal Borsetti is now a quiet tourist location which has made of the beach, the natural surroundings and the hospitality its business card. It is an excellent starting point for walking or cycling routes which pass through the pine forest behind the beach and lead to the Delta Park Oasis. The wide selection of accommodation and restaurants complete the appeal of this little town where the proximity to nature makes every moment spent here precious. We especially recommend the picturesque walk along the docks at night, where you can see the fishermen with their characteristic “bilancini” (weighing scales).
This is the smallest center on the northern beaches (Lidi Nord), but the pine wood, together with the wide beach that surrounds it, make Porto Corsini a favorite destination for those seeking a quiet holiday or who love water sports. As a matter of fact, there are many establishments around the port offering the sportsminded visitor windsurfing and kite-surfing, sport fishing and diving.
Only five minutes away by ferry from Marina di Ravenna, it is famous for its lively nightlife, beach parties and shopping. Porto Corsini distinguishes itself from the other centers by not offering hotel accommodation and is therefore the choice of visitors who prefer to stay in apartments or on campsites.
This is the first inland village, just 5 km from the sea, which is known for the story of Giuseppe Garibaldi, whose wife Anita who died here in 1849 and was buried here in the local cemetery.
The country’s economy is based on agriculture, and creates a diverse area for plantations that alternate between the banks of rivers and lakes.
There are numerous signposts showing the way to farms where you can buy locally produced fruit and vegetables.
This characteristic small town of Romagna is located in one of the most picturesque corners of the Delta Park, not far from Ravenna and close to the southern side of the Valleys of Comacchio, an area of immense natural beauty, and an ideal destination for birdwatchers.