A stretch of the River Po, including large islands of shingle and sand, together with the surrounding wooded and cultivated areas. Main land-uses are agriculture and recreation. The area includes a nuclear power station (close to the village of Caorso), not working at present.
There are two important heronries: Monticchie (or Somaglia) and Isola de Pinedo.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Po: from Ticino mouth to Adda mouth. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/01/2021.