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Pineta di Vallevecchia

Italia
Caorle (VE)

Extensive pine forests, lagoons, dunes and cultivated fields: this is Vallevecchia Nature Oasis, located between the two well-known seaside tourist resorts of Caorle and Bibione, in the province of Venice.

Extensive pine forests, lagoons, dunes and cultivated fields: this is Vallevecchia Nature Oasis, located between the two well-known seaside tourist resorts of Caorle and Bibione, in the province of Venice. For anyone not yet familiar with Vallevecchia, this is an area of extraordinary naturalistic-environmental value managed by Veneto Agricoltura. One of the largest coastal dune systems in the Veneto region and the last stretch of undeveloped coastline in the Upper Adriatic. The island covers about 900 hectares, 360 of which are used for experimental and low environmental impact production. About 150 hectares, on the other hand, consist of sandy shoreline, lowland forests, coastal pine forest, and newly formed wetlands. Vallevecchia is one of the few places where you can still observe flora and fauna typical of sandy shores, and it is a hotspot for birdwatchers and anyone looking to spend a different kind of vacation compared to those offered by nearby seaside resorts.

Exploring the island by bicycle, on horseback or by foot, is simply amazing; a piece of paradise that the European Union has recognized as a Special Protection Area and Site of Community Importance (areas belonging to the Nature 2000 Network). And where the sounds of nature and the many animals and plants inhabiting the pine forest, wetlands and sandy shore reign supreme. Since 2008, Vallevecchia has been further enriched by the Environmental Museum (MAV), a facility documenting the site’s history and important naturalistic values (with more than 250 bird species, ValleVecchia is one of Italy’s most important bird areas). But above all, MAV is set to become a multipurpose center devoted to the environment and local culture. Historic, naturalistic, management and production aspects of the Vallevecchia area and Caorle Lagoon are addressed on the three floors of the building.

This forest is part of Associazione Forestale di Pianura (Lowland Forest Association).

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