Where: Via Grignani - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)
The "Vasche di Tivoli-Manzolino" is a natural oasis situated in the countryside of San Giovanni in Persiceto and in Castelfranco, in the adjacent province of Modena. The area is one of the most important wet zones in central Emilia.
The abandoned mill of Formagliaro with its long portico is a reference point.
In the three lakes that make up the basin, there is rich marsh vegetation with reed-beds providing a safe refuge for nesting by many animal species.
The fauna is composed of amphibians, reptiles (marsh tortoises, water snakes), mammals (foxes and coypu) and, above all, marsh birds such as herons, marsh falcons, grebes, coots and cormorants.
On the edge of the area, there are two free observation points: the panoramic viewpoint, accessible to everyone, on the west side, and the tower, on the east side.
Informations and guided tours:
Reclamation authority ''Consorzio Bonifica Burana" - Leo - Scoltenna - Panaro, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 107 – 41100 Modena
URP - Public Relations Office
San Giovanni in Persiceto
Address: Corso Italia 78 - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)
Toll free number 800 069678
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat 8.30am-1.30pm
Opening times (July and August)
Mon – Sat 8.30am-1pm
Loc. San Matteo della Decima c/o Centro civico
Via Cento 158/a - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto
Phone: +39 051 6812057
Mon – Sat 8.30am-1.30pm
Last update: 09-07-2019