The Mouth of the Isonzo Reserve, land of travelers

Riserva naturale della Foce dell’Isonzo - Natural Reserve of the Mouth of the Isonzo

The Natural Reserve of the Mouth of the Isonzo, at the easternmost corner of Italy, is a land of travelers.

It is where the Isonzo river (or Soca, in Slovenian) ends its 136-kilometer itinerary from Mount Jalovec, in Slovenia, to the Gulf of Trieste, where it finds peace with the legendary Timavo River (which flows near the area where another famous traveler, the mythological hero Diomedes, supposedly bred white horses).

The Reserve welcomes a huge number of migratory birds from approximately three hundred species, including nesting species and both winter and summer residents: western marsh harriers, curlews, black-winged stilts, purple herons, mallards, coots and many more.

Migratory birds favor the Cona Island, at the center of the 2,500 hectares of the beautiful Friuli reserve, but the natural reserve’s fields, forests, ponds and swamps are also the refuge of fish, amphibians, reptiles, foxes, skunks, deer and Camargue horses.

We hope we can be the next travelers to stop by in this beautiful destination.

Photos via: ©mariafancello, ©riservafoceisonzo, ©Denis, ©Roberto Bossi, ©Valentina*

April 12, 2017

The Mouth of the Isonzo Reserve, land of travelers

Staranzano, Monfalcone, San Canzian d'Isonzo, Grado, Fiumicello (Gorizia)
Natural Reserve of the Mouth of the Isonzo, Piazza Dante Alighieri, 26, Staranzano (Gorizia)
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