Via Raffaello, 12 - 30020 Portegrandi (VE) - Capitanio Bruno - Tel. +39-0422-6789041
Municipality of Quarto d'Altino, Portegrandi, Social Centre/ Via Marconi, Trepalade
Management Body: Associazione Ornitologica Basso Piave - NPO
Managers: Bruno Capitanio, Leopoldo Trevisan
The Centre has two rooms, a classroom and a large exhibition room. The classroom can be used to present the river environment (River Sile) and lagoon environment (Venice lagoon) through multimedia aids. The large exhibition room has display cases containing examples of the wildlife (birds, reptiles etc.) found in the area, display panels and posters describing the various types of habitat occurring locally and a number of themes associated with the breeding and care, protection and conservation of local, migratory and also exotic birds.Nature Reserve: the Municipality of Quarto d'Altino owns a piece of land at Trepalade along the River Sile, for the last few years protected by environmental restrictions and therefore safe from man's destructive actions. The vegetation has therefore grown wild and luxuriant, covering the sides of the old quarries and transforming the area into one of the last surviving fragments of the Veneto countryside of times past, before intensive farming was invented.
Through the presence of aviaries, participants can "discreetly" observe the various phases in the life of the birds - courtship, nest building, rearing and weaning the young and learning to fly. The birds present can be recognised through their song and with the help of monographic sheets at the entrance to each sector. Other sheets are distributed along the trail to recognise the most common tree species present.
The Centre is available for use all year round following booking.
The Reserve is available all year round, weather conditions permitting.
Duration of visits
An average of one and a half hours, plus a further 2 hours for the visit to the Trepalade Reserve. Visit to the Portegrandi Basin, a further 30 minutes.
€30.00/€40.00 for a group (maximum 30), to cover the costs of the nature guides. €20.00 per person for the visit to the Reserve and "Airone" Environmental Educational Centre at Portegrandi, including guide.
Videorama, video recorder, slide projector, reception room, toilets, conference room, exhibition room. Outside courtyard with facilities for picnics and snacks. Coach parking. Subsidised lunches. Small shop. Guide (paid service).
In the Reserve: drinking water. Picnic lunch. Coach parking. Two brochures + two descriptive leaflets. Guide (paid service). Subsidised lunches. Small shop.