Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ITALY ~ The Po Delta National Park - UNESCO ~

...Happy mailbox day【ツ】 (even with a postal strike here)...two lovely surprise postcards from my postcard friend Gian Luca...this one shows the most stunning sunset!! Thanks a lot ♥

The Po Delta is not only the largest wetland area in Italy, but also one of the largest in Europe. Italy’s largest river, the Po divides into several smaller rivers before meeting the Adriatic Sea.  Above all the region is known for the wildlife, and in particular the birds that are found in the wetlands and lagoons, with several thousands of species having been identified in the region. Many of these birds are very rare.

The wetland area has a unique vegetation with the landscape including trees such as oak, pine, tamarisk, beech and cane.

Since 1997, many parts of the beautiful river delta are protected and incorporated into the National Park del delta del Po natural reserve.


 Posta Italiana
(Issued 19-09-2015)

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