PARCO NATURALE DEL FIUME SILE

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Environment, history, culture and tradition

The 4152 hectare (16 sq miles) River Sile Regional Natural Park lies within 11 municipalities in the provinces of Padua, Treviso and Venice.
The springs are situated between Casacorba di Vedelago (Treviso) and Torreselle di Piombino Dese (Padua), source of Italy's longest resurgence river, about 70 km from Casacorba di Vedelago (Treviso) to Portegrandi di Quarto d'Altino (Venice), the natural mouth of the river in the Venice Lagoon before the "Taglio del Sile" canal was opened.
Since the earliest times, its mild climate, navigable waters, proximity to the sea, copious outflow from the springs and abundant woods in the surrounding countryside (although similar, the landscape was different from that of today) attracted populations to the Sile where they settled along its banks.