Adda Park

Description

The Adda Park is a protected natural area measuring 5800 hectares that winds along the banks of the Adda river. Ideal for excursions on foot, by bike or on horseback and for birdwatching.

Walking along the banks of the river you can see a wide variety of plants: black alders, plane trees, birches, willows and oaks and in the marshy areas numerous water flowers, such as water lilies, wild yellow lilies and lily of the valley.

Within the park there is a very important site due to the presence of various marshy habitats. Discover them in the Brivio marsh.

The park is also interesting for its typical fauna: the queen of the amphibians is the frog with bright green livery with a black stripe running along the sides. But it is not alone, we can also find numerous green frogs and brown-coloured frogs.

The park is home to the Alberone Oasis, a nature reserve formed thanks to the recess of a river bank where birdwatching is practiced. Several species of bird nest in the reed bed, among them water rails, European penduline tits and bitterns.

To discover Adda’s beauty you can sail the river on board the Addarella, a 100% ecological boat or you can cross it with the famous Leonardo Ferry, a hand ferry, which uses the energy of the current to move between Imbersago and Villa d'Adda.

Inside the park there is a UNESCO world heritage site, the Crespi d'Adda workers' village. Famous example of nineteenth-century industrial archaeology.

Another noteworthy work is the San Michele Bridge in Paderno, a bridge completely made from iron, symbol of industrial archaeology that shares with the Eiffel Tower the construction technique and the period of realisation.


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The Adda Park is a protected natural area measuring 5800 hectares that winds along the banks of the Adda river. Ideal for excursions on foot, by bike or on horseback and for birdwatching.

Walking along the banks of the river you can see a wide variety of plants: black alders, plane trees, birches, willows and oaks and in the marshy areas numerous water flowers, such as water lilies, wild yellow lilies and lily of the valley.

Within the park there is a very important site due to the presence of various marshy habitats. Discover them in the Brivio marsh.

The park is also interesting for its typical fauna: the queen of the amphibians is the frog with bright green livery with a black stripe running along the sides. But it is not alone, we can also find numerous green frogs and brown-coloured frogs.

The park is home to the Alberone Oasis, a nature reserve formed thanks to the recess of a river bank where birdwatching is practiced. Several species of bird nest in the reed bed, among them water rails, European penduline tits and bitterns.

To discover Adda’s beauty you can sail the river on board the Addarella, a 100% ecological boat or you can cross it with the famous Leonardo Ferry, a hand ferry, which uses the energy of the current to move between Imbersago and Villa d'Adda.

Inside the park there is a UNESCO world heritage site, the Crespi d'Adda workers' village. Famous example of nineteenth-century industrial archaeology.

Another noteworthy work is the San Michele Bridge in Paderno, a bridge completely made from iron, symbol of industrial archaeology that shares with the Eiffel Tower the construction technique and the period of realisation.