A few km south from Ravenna, between the mouth of the Fiumi Uniti and the iconic pine forest of Classe, raises the little town of Lido di Dante
Escaped the wild construction boom of the last century, Lido di Dante is a true paradise for all of those who want to have a quiet holiday in contact with nature.
Safeguarded within the protected area of the Po Delta Park, the place has, besides the small inhabited centre, very few beach establishments. The rest is all free beaches.
There aren’t luxurious hotels or residences but only terraced houses, most of them on rent, and countless pitches for campers and anyone seeking for an open-air experience.
As soon as you pass the few establishments, within a short walk along the shore or across the pine forest (access is allowed only on foot or by bicycle) you’ll arrive in the Natural Reserve of the Bassona, which is maybe one of the most beautiful stretches of sand on the Romagna Riviera. It’s here that you can sense the real essence of Lido di Dante.
For its reserved and secluded character, this area has been for decades a privileged destination for naturists from all over the world (recently acknowledged and legally regulated by the town of Ravenna), offering a full experience of direct contact with the surrounding environment.
Of great suggestion are the guided tours to the naturalistic areas of the mouth of the river Bevano and of the nearby Oasis of Ortazzo and of Ortazzino, which are some of the coastal areas with the most environmental diversity in Emilia-Romagna, part of the Po Delta Park.
The tours are many: a birdwatching experience on a canoe, on an electric boat, or on foot along one of the many available itineraries, or even by bike. You will discover the secrets of the local flora and fauna, led by expert guides of the Visitor Centre Cubo Magico of Bevanella.
Don’t miss the suggestive trail that from Lido di Dante reaches Ravenna, walking along the river bank of Fiumi Uniti. Enjoy this 9-km walk frequently trodden by runners and walkers, sided by traditional fishing huts and private vegetable gardens,
The territory surrounding Lido di Dante offers many opportunities. From the artistic and cultural treasures of the nearby town of Ravenna with its Unesco monuments to the naturalistic oasis of the Po Delta Park, easily reachable also by bike.
Worth a mention are the Archaeologic Park of Classe, the 17th century-old watchtower called ‘Torraccia’, lost in the lands between Ravenna (Ponte Nuovo) and Lido di Dante, and of course the beautiful landscape of the pine forest of Classe with its priceless natural treasures.