Blue Flag beaches, lavender fields and the pink oyster at Sacca di Scardovari
BLUE FLAG 2021
Barricata Holiday Village is located between 2 large beaches: Spiaggia delle Conchiglie, the Village's private beach, 1 km long, and Spiaggia Barricata, a long unspoilt beach.
In 2021, both received the coveted BLUE FLAG for the quality of the water and sand and for the enhancement of natural areas.
An award that rewards the attention of the village towards the magical place that hosts it, the Natural Park of the Po Delta.
On the beach, guests have at their disposal beach umbrellas and sun loungers, a bar kiosk, lifeguard service and the possibility to hire pedalos and canoes.
The beach is also Dog-Friendly!
FIELDS OF LAVENDER
For about a year now, along the Sacca di Scardovari, a picturesque bay near Villaggio Barricata, there has been a new attraction that has been photographed on all the social networks: a huge expanse of lavender fields that has nothing to envy from the French Provence.
The cultivation, carried out by a local farm, was created to produce the first essential lavender oil in the Po Delta.
Barricata is the ideal place for those who love adventurous and out-of-the-ordinary holidays, a real immersion in nature, in a fascinating and unique context: the Natural Park of the Po Delta, UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve.
THE PINK OYSTER FROM SCARDOVARI BAY
The Sacca di Scardovari, the largest lagoon in the Delta, is the ideal habitat for the cultivation of shellfish such as clams and mussels, but it is best known for the production of the pink oyster from the Po Delta. For some years now, in fact, the pink oysters from Scardovari have been cultivated, thanks to an innovative and environmentally friendly method that comes from France.
The Po Delta has proved to be the perfect place to apply this new technique to the cultivation of the prized mollusc, so much so that it is known as the Pearl of the Delta.
The pink oyster of the Po Delta is named after the pink streaks on its shell produced by the sun's rays. As soon as you put the oyster in your mouth, you immediately notice the explosion of flavour, with an almost crunchy texture that gradually releases its freshness.
The main difference between the pink oysters and the others is strictly related to the environment of Scardovari, which allows them to mature much faster than in France, Ireland or Holland, the most famous sites of excellent production of these molluscs, in fact they mature in less than a year and a half compared to the average 3 or 4 years.
In order to fully enjoy their particular flavour, oysters should be eaten raw, and the pink Delta oyster is no exception. To enjoy it to the utmost, therefore, it should be opened, deprived of the first water and possibly seasoned with a few drops of lemon. Once in the mouth, it should be crushed on the palate with the tongue to bring out all the flavour and then slowly chewed.
Come and explore this magical and suggestive territory: we are expecting you at the Barricata Village!