Tastes of Land and Sea

The cuisine and products of Delta Po Park are simple and essential: vegetables, rice, river and sea fish, but above all mussels have always characterized an area that has tried to optimize a territory which, because of the whims of the river Po, it was difficult to manage in the past. On the other hand, it is exactly thanks to the river that the area has become fertile and has enabled the production of quality products like rice, cultivated from time immemorial, garlic, and a niche product like the sweet potato, lately rediscovered also by refined cuisine. However, you cannot visit the Delta without eating fish: mussels and clams, sea bass, sea bream, eels, grilled or in more or less elaborate dishes are served in the local restaurants and trattorias. Moreover, if you really want to discover the Delta, you can experience recreational fishing activities in the channels and lagoons of the Po Delta, observe the mussel farmers working, fish and have lunch with the fish you have caught in the so-called cavane, the traditional fishermen's huts.

Tastes of Land and Sea
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Po Delta Saffron
The Po Delta Saffron derives from a new company in Ariano nel Polese. It is the first saffron made in the Po Delta and grown in the fossil dunes of Monti di Riva that are well suited for the cultivation of this spice, thanks to the silica present in the...
Category: Fresh Herbs
Quality Brands:
BIO - Organic Farming
Po Delta Melon
The Po Delta Melon (Cucomus melo) has a scented yellow-orange pulp rich in seeds and it is cultivated in suitable soils with non-intensive techniques. To be sold in local fruit and vegetable markets, the Po Delta Melon must have the following characteristics: Smooth...
Category: Fruit
Caleri Gin
It is a recent adventure (2019), undertaken by Enrico Crivellari and his partner Silvana Maragon, but which brings with it a strong connection with the territory and its history. The juniper is the plant from which this alcoholic drink is produced, very...
Category: Liquors and Distilled beverages
Po Delta Honey
Natural product par excellence, rich in vitamins and with a great energy power, it is suitable for the whole family and for moments of important physical and mental fatigue.
Category: Honey
Melara Pumpkin
Polesine is an area suitable for the cultivation of pumpkins, especially in the areas of the Po Delta and the upper Polesine. The most cultivated types are: Butternut pumpkin and Buttercup. The Butternut pumpkin is characterised by a club shape, elongated...
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
PDO Polesine White Garlic
The PDO Polesine whie garlic is the bulb vegetable of Allium sativum L. species, in the local white Polesine ecotype and in the Ivory variety. It could be distinguished by its bright white colour, its bulb shape, the high yield in dry substance which...
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
PGI Chioggia Radicchio
The Chioggia radicchio ("radicio de Ciosa" in Chioggia dialect) has large, rounded leaves, of a more or less intense red colour and a sweet or slightly bitter taste, which make up a spherical heart, sometimes flattened at the apex. It recalls the shape...
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
PGI Lusia Lettuce
PGI Lusia Lettuce belongs to the Asteracee Lactuca Sativa family, and comes in two varities: Capitata or Cabbage and Crispa or Leaf Lettuce.
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
They are among the most common oily fish. Apparently they are small, thin and tapered, with a silver colour on their sides and belly. They range from 10 to 16 cm and reach a maximum of 20 cm. They are gregarous fish that gather in schools and make considerable...
Category: Fish
Black bullhead
Ameiurus melas, known as black bullhead, is a freshwater fish belonging to the Ictaluridae family. It is one of the most characteristic species of the Po Delta freshwater canals. The body is clab shaped and without scales. Its length ranges from 30 to...
Category: Fish
Belonging to the Veneridae family, the Delta clam is a mollusk characterised by an ovaloid shell, slightly truncated in the back, with valves furrowed by radial stripes and clearly evident concentric furrows. It ranges from a width of 4-6 cm. The mimum...
Category: Fish
The eel is a fish of the Anguillidae family, that grows well in freshwater and seawater. It has a very long body, with a round and serpentine section. Its head is small and the mouth is equipped with strong jaws and small sharp teeth; the back and the...
Category: Fish
Flathead grey mullet
Belonging to the Mugilidae family, the flathead grey mullet is a fish with a cylindrical body, more compressed towards the tail and with an enlarged and flattened head. It has a slender body, with large scales, a short muzzle and a small mouth with upper...
Category: Fish
Mackerel is one of the oily fish present in the Po Delta area. Of medium size, it generally feeds on small fish such as anchovies and sardines. In spring, after breeding, it approaches the coasts. It has a tapered, hydrodynamic body of a metallic blue...
Category: Fish
Mantis Shrimp
The mantis shrimp, also known as "pacchero" or "canocchia" is a crustacean belonging to the Squilladae family. It could reach a length of 15-20 cm. It lives on the muddy and sandy bottoms inside burrows and it is a nocturnal predator that feeds on small...
Category: Fish
Merling or Whiting
Present in cold waters, the merling is a fish belonging to the Gadidae family. It reaches a maximum length of 50 cm, with an average of 20/30 cm. This fish is widespread in the Atlantic Ocean between Portugal and Norway, in the Black Sea and in the north-central...
Category: Fish
Mullet belongs to the Mullidae family. Females can reach a length of 30 cm, while males usually never exceed 20 cm. It has very valuable and tasty meats to be used in roasts (the largest speciments) or in frying (the small ones). Semi-fat, it contains...
Category: Fish
Pink Oyster
The Pink Oyster, farmed with the Tabouriech method, takes its name from the shell colour; it is farmed using the suspension method, where the oysters are connected to ropes that allow to dose water and air with precision, alternating periods of immersion...
Category: Fish
Known as pilchard or whitebait (immature fish), the sardine belongs to the Clupeidae family. It reaches a length of 20 cm. Sold also preserved in oil or in salt, the sardine has very tasty and valuable meats (they are sold at low price because they are...
Category: Fish
Scardovari PDO Mussel
Belonging to the Mytilidae family, the mussel is a mollusk covered by two symmetrical valves with an elongated oval shape of a black or a purplish black on the outside and mother-of-pearl inside, measuring about 6-8 cm in length. The animal inside is...
Category: Fish
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