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Comacchio Viewed by Trepponti Bridge by paolo1955

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Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities, Superintendence for the Architectural, the Landscape, the Historical Heritage. Artistic and Ethno-Anthropological of Italy

Iso 200

Shutter Speed 1/400 sec

F-Stop f/11

Focal Lenght 14mm

Lens Nikon 12 – 24

Camera Nikon D300

Featured in Ancient Relics Customs and Sites Group September – 08 – 2013

Featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group July – 14 – 2011


Rising out of the blue of its lagoons and crossed by brick red bridges, which connect its islands, Comacchio is the most original and fascinating town in the Po Delta. Ancient churches, elegant palaces and humble fishermen’s homes are aligned along the streets or are mirrored in the water of the canals, frequented today only by tour boats. A very ancient history, whose memory is lost in the timeless atmosphere of the place, which is indissolubly bound to the unique sorrounding landscape.
The origins of the lagoon city date back to the late Roman period or early Middle Ages. The first historical documents go back to this period. The first is a memorial stone dedicated to the Bishop Vincenzo belonging to the first Cathedral San Cassiano (708). The second is the famous capitular of the Lombard King Liutprando (715 or 730 A.D.) which established the taxes paid by the “navigatores comaclenses” on their salt trade in the ports of the Langobardia. The strategic role and control of the salt trade excited the anger of Venice, which fought a very long and cruel war against Comacchio.
All the episodes characterising the second millenium date back to general events. In 1275 the city issued its Statutes, while in 1325 the Este Lords became the masters of Comacchio. Their rule lasted for more than two centuries until 1598 when the Church took over. Under the Church rule, the marshlands were leased and subleased until most of the lagoon patrimony was drained. The last land reclamation regarded the Mezzano territory (more than 18.000 hectares) at the beginning of the 60s. In 1821, the “town on the water”, consisting of thirteen little islands, was connected to the dry land for the first time.
In the 60s, the tourist boom of the Lidi( Beaches ) exploded and the 7 Lidi of Comacchio arise on a strip of coast extending 23 kilometers. Archaeology, history, tourism, gastronomy, environment become the point of reference of a territory worth discovering.

Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • Christopher Gaines
    Christopher Ga...over 3 years ago

    OH wow! Fantastic color, and focus! A very very beautiful location! I sure would love to be here!

  • Thank-you.For dropping by & taking a look at my captures. Much appreciated

    – paolo1955

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • julie08
    julie08over 3 years ago

    Wow – fantastic shot :) Makes me want to go there :)))))

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by.

    – paolo1955

  • John Pickles
    John Picklesover 3 years ago

    What a wonderful scene captured to perfection.

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by.

    – paolo1955

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 3 years ago

    July 14, 2011

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful and scene, love the colors and depth!

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Winston D. Munnings
    Winston D. Mun...over 3 years ago

    Your work is so dymanic and you visit the most beautiful places. Very well don Paolo

  • Hi Wimston Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments about my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Delfino
    Delfinoover 3 years ago

    I remember this nice place, nicely captured!

  • Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Paolo!! :)

  • Hi Keith,I truly appreciate your most kind comments here.

    – paolo1955

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    great picture!

  • Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

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