Where to sleep in the Lidi Ferraresi: best areas and locations in the Lidi di Comacchio

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The Lidos of Comacchio or Lidi Ferraresi are a group of seven seaside tourist resorts on the Adriatic coast, in the province of Ferrara (Emilia Romagna). For the vast extension of the territory, for the wide hotel offer and for the rich offer of tourist services, it is one of the Italian areas with more tourist presences in the summertime.

The seven seaside resorts have wide sandy beaches on which they arise 149 bathing establishments. The total length of this stretch of coast is 25 km, making it one of the largest tourist areas summers of Europe. Due to the high demand, the availability of accommodation runs out quickly, so advance booking is strongly recommended.



Where to go to the sea at the Lidi Ferraresi

The tourist area of 鈥嬧媡he Lidi Ferraresi comes divided into north and south areas. The northern area goes from Bagno 1 to Bagno 83, while the southern area starts from Bagno 1 to Bagno 64. The geographical limit of the various seaside resorts is based on the number of seaside establishments.

The seaside resorts in the north area I'm:

  • Lido di Volano - from Bathroom 1 to Bathroom 17
  • Lido delle Nazioni - from Bagno 19 to Bagno 36
  • Lido di Pomposa - from Bagno 40 to Bagno 50
  • Lido degli Scacchi - from Bagno 51a to Bagno 61
  • Porto Garibaldi - from Bagno 62 to Bagno 83

The seaside resorts in the south area I'm:

  • Lido degli Estensi - from Bathroom 1 to Bathroom 29
  • Lido di Spina - from Bagno 30 to Bagno 64

The north and south area is divided by a navigable canal of Magnavacca which gives access to the fishing port of Porto Garibaldi and the Marina of Lido degli Estensi. The canal can be crossed in the area near the beach with a small passenger ferry, which can also carry bikes.



The southern area in turn is divided by the Canale Logonovo, which separates Lido degli Estensi and Lido di Spina. Three bridges for cars and pedestrians connect the two locations. To the south of Lido di Spina there is a nature reserve, the Sacca di Bellocchio III State Reserve.

In the eastern hinterland there are lagoons, belonging to the Po Delta Natural Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This vast protected wetland includes the Valleys of Comacchio, near Lido degli Estensi and Lido di Spina, and the Bertuzzi Valley, near Lido di Volano.

Where to stay at the Lidi Ferraresi

The tourist area of 鈥嬧媡he Lidi Ferraresi has awide and varied tourist accommodation offer with over 100 hotels and lodges, 30 campsites and tourist villages located between pine forests and green areas, and over 1.000 tourist apartments and holiday homes.

Except Porto Garibaldi, the first tourist area of 鈥嬧媡he Lidi di Comacchio, the other tourist resorts of the Lidi Ferraresi consist of new, spacious and large residential complexes with lots of greenery, designed specifically to be pleasant resort areas.

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For the divertissement, the resorts offer numerous sports and entertainment facilities, restaurants, shops and bars, as well as awide and complete offer of tourist services. Also the nightlife in some shores it is quite lively, with bars, discos and clubs on the beach.


The seven seaside resorts have wide sandy beaches, both equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds, and free beaches. In front of or near the beaches there are large car parks, many of these are free.


The tourist resorts of the Lidi Ferraresi offer the opportunity to play numerous sports activities. The offers range from minigolf to beach volleyball, from tennis to horseback riding, from sailing to archery, but also aviation with ultralight aircraft and deep sea sport fishing.

Lido di Volano: for nature lovers

Lido di Volano is the northernmost seaside resort between the Lidos of Comacchio. The location is surrounded by a large shady pine forest of about 20 hectares, perfect for lovers of nature and long walks.

In pineta there is a long path, parallel to the beach, about four kilometers long, where it is possible also take a bike ride. The unspoiled nature and the long sandy beaches make the area a peaceful place as well very popular with families with children.

Lido di Volano has a molo about 100 meters long, used by sport fishermen, and a modern tourist port in the dams of the Po di Volano. Many are practiced in the area watersports, such as kitesurfing and windsurfing.

In nature reserve south of Lido di Volano, there are enclosures where wild horses are housed. Instead, the lagoon area near Lido di Volano it permanently hosts a colony of flamingos.


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Lido delle Nazioni: the best area to stay for everyone

Lido delle Nazione, together with Porto Garibaldi and Lido degli Estensi, is one of the three largest seaside resorts of the Lidos of Comacchio. There are wide streets, rich vegetation and numerous shops where you can shop after a relaxing day at the beach.


Walking along the promenade you can easily reach the various beaches they offer play and entertainment areas for children with slides, swings and freshwater pools. Instead for adults looking for relaxation, they are available wellness centers and a thermal bath.

The area has a wide range of accommodation with numerous hotels, bed and breakfasts, tourist apartments and holiday homes, campsites and farmhouses. For fun, the resort offers numerous sports and entertainment facilities, restaurants, shops and bars, as well as a wide e complete offer of tourist services.

The Lido delle Nazioni is a place full of history. In 1849, Giuseppe Garibaldi landed along this stretch of coast with his ship. During his stay he camped in a country hut. This little house, called Garibaldi hut, is still present and can be visited.

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In northern zone of the city there is one pineta, which extends parallel to the beach for about a kilometer and a half. This zone is used as nudist beach.

Lido di Pomposa: for families with children 

Lido di Pomposa is a beautiful area to go on a family holiday. Offers ampie
beaches and modern bathing establishments equipped for the little ones, in addition to quality tourist services.

Near the city center there are a few modern tourist villages equipped with all the comforts a tourist may need. The location also offers many fun opportunities for young people, including a kartodromo with a 1.200 meter long track.

Lido di Pomposa is the place ideal for families and children. Together with Lido degli Scacchi, it is par excellence the lido dedicated to families, thanks to the quality services and the control of the beaches and modern bathing establishments equipped for the little ones.

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Lido degli Scacchi: for families and couples looking for relaxation

Located between Porto Garibaldi and Lidi di Pomposa, Lido degli Scacchi is a holiday resort especially for families and couples seeking tranquility. There are wide avenues where you can take pleasant walks, go shopping and entertain yourself in the various bars, clubs and restaurants.

for outdoor activities there is no shortage of facilities for sport and spaces with games for the little ones. Numerous events take place during the summer events, parties and concerts. The hotel offer is not very wide, however there is some small hotels and tourist apartments for family use.

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Porto Garibaldi: the most characteristic area

The tourist resort of Porto Garibaldi was the first seaside resort arisen along this stretch of coast. It rises around the historic port and it is among all the one that has a little bit of tourism also during the other periods of the year.

Porto Garibaldi is one of the most important fishing ports of the northern Adriatic. The port is located along the Magnavacca canal, which separates Porto Garibaldi from Lido degli Estensi. The canal is navigable and connects the sea to inland areas, such as the Comacchio Valleys.

The port also has moorings for boats used for visit the tourist area of 鈥嬧媡he Po Delta and boats for the high altitude tourist fishing. The port is also used by sailing and motor boats.

Porto Garibaldi has a somewhat dated infrastructure, but very characteristic, with satisfactory tourist services. There are also numerous shops retail, different supermarkets e restaurants. In the north of the city there is also a large area free beach.

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Lido degli Estensi: for everyone's enjoyment

Lido degli Estensi is one of the three largest seaside resorts of the Lidi Ferraresi, together with Lido delle Nazioni and Porto Garibaldi. One of the main features of the area is the worldliness. Lido degli Estensi is the Lido of entertainment par excellence of all.

For those looking for well-being and relaxation, the resort offers two modern spas, but also sandy beaches quiet ends bathed by a very often calm sea in summer, perfect for children to play and have fun children and their families. During the evening hours, especially on weekends, they take place on the beach various events and parties, suitable for adults and children.

For the young, as well as the opportunity to practice many sports and various activities, the locality offers various bars, discos and clubs, many of which on the beach, where you can have fun all evening and night, until dawn. Near the port is the Medusa sports center, which has three tennis courts and a football field. Numerous events take place on the beach during the day beach volleyball tournaments.

Between the residential area and the beach there is the seafront with new footpaths and cycle paths, long and sufficiently wide. In the evening tourists of all ages can do pleasant walks and entertain oneself in the numerous restaurants, pizzerias, pubs and breweries, as well as outdoor venues. One of the most beautiful areas is the one near the large e modern marina of Marina degli Estensi.

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Lido di Spina: for young people and nightlife lovers

Lido di Spina is a modern and residential area, perfect for young people and teenagers also looking for nightlife. Most of the accommodations are tourist apartments and holiday homes, however there are also some hotels.

The area is characterized byimmense beach and the many places they offer various possibilities of entertainment. Lido di Spina has the most important discos of the Lidi Ferraresi, as well as various night clubs, many located on the beach, where you can entertain yourself until late in the evening.

The location does not offer a typical city center, but it is a collection of many holiday homes, some hotels, restaurants and various shops. Lido di Spina has two campsites hidden in the shady pine forest, one near the beach and another on the southern outskirts, which borders the nature reserve to the south.

There are accommodation for all needs: luxurious and equipped with all comforts, but also less expensive and comfortable and quiet accommodation. It remains only to decide whether to stay near the sea or in the center, in the greenery or in the trendiest neighborhoods.

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How to get to the Lidi Ferraresi

The Lidos of Comacchio can be easily reached in auto through the state road SS309 Romea. If you come in train, the nearest and most convenient railway stations are those of Ravenna and Ferrara, from where the bus for the Lidos of Comacchio. If you prefer theplane, the nearest airports are in Venice, Bologna and Rimini.

Map of the Lidi Ferraresi - Comacchio - Image of Amstead23 from Wikimedia
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