Comacchio is a town and comune of Emilia Romagna, Italy, in the province of Ferrara, 48 km from the provincial capital Ferrara.
Comacchio is situated in a lagoon just north of the present mouth of the Reno. It is built on more than thirteen different islets, joined by bridges. The most important resources of these wetlands are the fish farming and the salt ponds. The seaport of Porto Garibaldi lies 7 km to the east. The wetlands south of the town, the Valli di Comacchio, are classified as a Site of Community Importance and a Special Protection Area in Italy. They are also rated internationally important by the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands.
After its early occupation by the Etruscans and the Gauls, when the site lay on the main stream of the River Po, Comacchio was annexed by Rome. Under Emperor Augustus, who ruled Rome from 27 BCE to 14 CE, a canal was dug to deepen its lagoon. Part of the original wetlands were drained and divided among villae rusticae.
Comacchio enjoyed prosperity under the Goths and the Lombards, and became the seat of a Lombard duchy. It owed its fortunes to its salt pans and its strategic importance to its location: when the Lombard king Authari expanded the Lombard dominion at the expense of Byzantium, he took the fortress of Comacchio and cut off communication between Padua and Ravenna. When the Franks descended into northern Italy in 756, their king, Pepin the Short, included Comacchio in his famous donation of land to Pope Stephen II, a grant later confirmed by Pepin's son and successor, Charlemagne. In 854 Comacchio was sacked by their rivals in the salt trade, the Venetians, who laid it waste in 946. Saracen raiders burned the city in 876, but despite this Comacchio slowly recovered. The Holy See later acquired the city and presented it to the archbishopric of Ravenna.
In the 13th century, Emperor Rudolph I conferred it on Obizzo IV d'Este of Ferrara. In 1508 it became Venetian, but in 1597 was claimed by Clement VIII as a vacant fief. In 1598 the Papal States again acquired Comacchio and retained it until 1866 when it became a part of the Kingdom of Italy. The spread of malaria rendered the site unhealthy.
Since then, most of the swamp land has disappeared, leaving ground for the expansion of agriculture, and creating new zones for dwellings. Comacchio was once home to a factory for sugar refining, which closed in 1988. Comacchio and its seafront Lidi are a center for tourism.
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gervaso (9247) 2013-08-29 4:48
Beautiful reflection, I like the symmetry in the picture, and it's nice how you captured it without anybody. Beautiful colors! Excellent composition!
Sergiom (45398) 2013-08-29 5:20
J'aime bien cette diagonale dans l'image. Les reflets sont très beaux dans les eaux calmes du canal et la lumière fait bien ressortir les détails des bâtiments.
jurek1951 (37040) 2013-08-29 5:27
Very nice and clear picture.
Fantastic colors and a superb composition.Very interesting place.
Beautiful reflection in the water,
chrisvek (6995) 2013-08-29 5:32
Very good composition and nice lightnig usage.Splendid POV and atmosphere.Also excellent sharpness too.Very well done for your click.Well done.
All the best
alive (1324) 2013-08-29 6:06
This reflection is very pretty and is well captured.
Excellent color and clearness.
SnapRJW (23602) 2013-08-29 8:10
Another successful shot in an attractive series Romano. Here the facades are wonderfully crisp and cleanly presented with very good colour, detail and contrast. The composition itself is nicely symmetrical making the most of the soft reflections. Warm regards rosemary
rychem (13628) 2013-08-29 8:47
This is beautiful, excellent view of a row of colorful houses and fantastic relections, great management of light
Nicou (105767) 2013-08-29 9:18
merveilleux reflets de ces facades colorés sueprbe quele miroir et ces couleurs et la perspective parfaite compo et image sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
krzychu30 (12651) 2013-08-29 9:38
these smooth reflections in the small canal adds really lovely and kind of tranquil mood to the scene.
I like the way you composed the scene with so nice diagonal line going through the shot.Also quality and strong contrasting colors are superb!
Have a nice evening
fabbs99 (11102) 2013-08-29 11:11
Lovely colorful facades of the buildings.The light, the colors, the neatness, the depth are exceptional. Keep sharing.TFS.
Silvio1953 (105467) 2013-08-29 12:13
Ciao Romano, Comacchio è uno dei pesini più fotogenici che mi sia capitato di vedere e tu ne hai approfittato alla grande, favolosi riflessi e magnifici colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-08-29 12:44
il bel colore regna qui, la riflessione è lo specchio che mostra la bellezza di un luogo magnifico, ottima nota, immagine favolosa!!
un carissimo saluto
carlo62 (19399) 2013-08-29 14:24
strana, ma ottima scelta del taglio verticale.
I colori sono molto più scuri rispetto a Murano, ma molto interessanti gli accostamenti cromatici interrotti dal palazzo bianco/azzurro (sarà di Lotito?).
PS ad essere precisi Luciana non fa comune, è una frazione di Fauglia
Urs (14078) 2013-08-29 16:32
That is the perfect way how to double a row of colourful houses, their reflection in the canal. Very simple but effective. Vibrant colour tones and high sharpness. Well done
macjake (45588) 2013-08-29 20:52
another photo from Italy that makes it so easy to like!
who wouldn't enjoy this right!
Nice to see the soft yet dark reflections in the water, and the brighter real architecture.
Greys, browns, blues, reds, arches, window shutters...perfect.
smart composition to allow for the elongated lines
emka (64142) 2013-08-29 23:53
Ciao Romano, This is perfect size, I can see details and the whole composition. Great. I see that Comacchio is like Venice with the canals. But probably without gondolas. Nice houses, very simple, but with the reflections in water the picture is very attractive. Must be nice to walk around.
Have a beautiful weekend
lousat (64127) 2013-08-30 2:03
Ciao Romano,stupendi riflessi e prospettiva diagonale azzeccatissima,la lare version mostra qualche sgranatura ma la qualita' dei colori e dell'esposizione sono eccellenti,questo posto offre un sacco di oportunita' a quanto vedo..buon weekend e complimenti,Luciano
jhm (127955) 2013-08-30 3:39
Almost five old facades everything nice beside each other, all with different colours.
You create an excellent architecture picture, also perfect depth and perspective.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
dta (56628) 2013-08-30 5:20
Ciao Romano ,
Tous les volets sont fermés ! LA ville serait elle abandonnée ou simplement endormie ? L'architecture est intéressante . Jolie perspective et beaux reflets .
annjackman (15529) 2013-08-30 5:22
Another excellent picture from this fascinating place. I like the clean lines of the empty street balanced by the shimmering reflections.
Carefully produced work - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
amaryllis (32051) 2013-08-30 6:53
cette photo est soignée dans son cadrage, lumière et de beaux reflets dans l'eau de ce canal sans oublier les couleurs de façade
bon week end
Kielia (21521) 2013-08-30 7:13
you are presenting a very well composed impression of this well known place. Excellent management of the light and a very good perspective. The moody colors and the reflections make the image very attractive. My compliments!
Cricri (92167) 2013-08-30 7:19
Toute belle diagonale des maisons colorées et leurs reflets, détails et lumière au top, très belle présentation
mesutilgim (72978) 2013-08-30 12:49
Simple but amazing !
Perfect pov and compo, very nice reflections.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Hansaphotos (6071) 2013-08-30 15:31
A fine collection of colourful facades. Lovely effect of the reflections. Lots of interesting details and well rendered colours. Very nice work:)
tyro (15703) 2013-09-02 7:10
You have written a very inteersting note and have uploaded a delightful photograph.
I love the fine diagonal composition which leads the eye perfectly into the depths of the picture and also the lovely reflections on the calm water. The colours and the light are perfect, your exposure spot-on and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-02 8:07
I love the reflection of the gentle ripply water and wonderful calm evoked from this shot rendered in beautiful lighting and delicious colors, The competent composition, fine exposure and abound of details together add the overall beauty of this oldie row of building. Superb piece of work. TFS
yquem46 (35320) 2013-09-02 11:54
Just back from Tuscany !
A nice colorful and luminous perspective of these houses and their reflections in the channel
Have a nice evening
mirosu (8112) 2013-09-02 20:08
A very harmonious and pleasant image. I like very much the view to the colourful houses along the water channel, outstanding reflections in quiet water and the depth with which we are able to enjoy the view along the water. The excellent light, beautiful colors and their effective contrasts, the neat framing and the delightful atmosphere of the quiet water have produced a very elegant image. Well done my friend.
Greetings, Miro .
ourania (18616) 2013-09-03 6:21
un' immagine bellissima, ben composta, con ottima gestione della prospettiva, della luce e dei contrasti. Mi piace tantissimo questo frammento della riva, inquadrato superbamente per esaltare la semplicita' e l' eleganza dell' architettura. L' intensita' dei colori fu controllata meravigliosamente, la luminosita' dei bianchi accanto alla profondita' degli altri colori e' affascinante. Superba anche la profondita' e la definizione dei riflessi. Un lavoro speciale, complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona giornata,
jacquest (16388) 2013-09-03 15:54
I like the oblique lines in this image. The architecture and reflections are interesting. The mood is peaceful and the different colors give a nice effect. The light is well managed with very good sharpness.
fotka (2623) 2013-09-09 6:16
Beautiful colorful houses nicely showed in diagonal composition with perfect reflection on the water.
Well done light management as also colors and sharpness.