Comacchio and the abbey of Pomposa
Comacchio, sometimes described as “little Venice” maintains the charm of a lagoon town crossed by numerous canals and bridges including the famous Trepponti bridge. Under the influence of the church, in the 17th and 18th century, there was an important development of the town with the construction of many buildings,such as the Cathedral of san Cassiano, the bridge of the Sbirri,the hospital of san Camillo and the Loggia del Grano.
Nearby the rows of arcades which make up the Loggia of the Cappucini, leading to the Marian sanctuary, it is possible to visit the traditional Fish Processing Plant, still functioning today, where eels are cured (recognized by the slow food movement).
From Comacchio it is possible to reach the Abbey of Pomposa, by way of the panoramic route, Via Acciaioli,where it is possible to visit the ancient abbey complex with its important cycle of 14th century frescos and elegant mosaic floor.