Mandriole Valley, also known as Canna Valley, covers an area of about 260 hectares and is located immediately north of the flooded forest of Punte Alberete.
The vast reedbeds of the place, hosting many nesting birds – great-crested grebe, marsh harrier, Teal and Garganey – wintering or passage, as well as giving magnificent sunsets. The valley, sandwiched in RAMSAR area is equipped with two observation towers where you can spot the many species of birds in the area. One of these towers, visible from Romea highway, is placed under the embankment of the River Lamone, and the other, about 2 km further north with a small parking lot adjacent to the Ca ‘del Chiavichino (not visible from the street), can also be reached from estate Augusta.
Access to the valley is free and open from sunrise to sunset.
The oasis of Bardello, located east of Valley Mandriole along the Romea highway, is the only lawn submerged freshwater zone, while the dune like system , has created a series of depressions characterized by a rich vegetation of plants hygrophilous.
Several species of orchids and scrub vegetation is found in the dry zone.
The parking (not guarded) is reachable from the Romea highway or shores onto the dirt road that skirts the left bank of the river Lamone, excellent starting point to visit the northern part of S. Vitale pine forest.