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Nature Reserves in Sicily

25 nature reserves in Sicilia

Nature Reserves in Castellammare del Golfo
Zingaro Nature Reserve
(18)
North of Sicily is this moderate path. It can take about three hours roundtrip but it is worth it with the attractive landscapes. Always on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea, it flows into caves with easy access to interior. At the end there are wonderful crystal clear waters to rest and refresh. Its a magnificent dive site with a very clear funds where many Mediterranean species. Highly recommended.
Nature Reserves in Avola
Cavagrande del Cassibile
(5)
A nature park in Sicily. They force you to wear closed sandals because you have to walk over gravel tracks and sand. If you don't have any, they sell them for a modest price of 8€. It's a half an hour walk to get to the pools, but worth it. The climb on the way back is tough, but spending the day bathing yourslef in the mountains in a unique sense.
Nature Reserves in Marsala
Natural Reserve of Stagnone and Phoenician City of Mózia
(3)
The salt marshes that abound on the coast between Trapani and Marsala have been famous since ancient times. Its salt is thought to be the best in Italy, and has been continuously exploited since the twelfth century. Today production has declined but exploring the salt marshes is still a fascinating experience. The oldest and most beautiful and is in Stagnone Nature Reserve, a site where the low water of a pond next to the sea appears to be enclosed in large white pools. The area is dotted with windmills and is good for photos. At the park entrance there is a boat trip to the small island of San Pantaleo, important Phoenician objects (that are now displayed in a museum) were found here. The boat also sails over the remains of Mózia, a sunken Phoenician city (1 meter deep). If the Levant blows and the waters are calm you can clearly see it.
Nature Reserves in Trapani
Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco
(1)
When I visited the northwest of Sicily, I immediately thought of the salt pans of Trapani. A magical place, full of surreal colors. Observing the magenta hues of ponds that accompanied blurred horizon in a sky of bright orange sunset. A place apparently hostile to life with its vast spaces, its silence broken occasionally by beautiful birds flying over our heads. Walking along the ponds and touching the thin layer of salt is a unique experience. Then, the windmills take us back to childhood, the memory of epic tales and fables. White fields of salt mountains, arranged so precisely, almost like a polar landscape, seen from above, the rivers of ice and icebergs. A charming place for the eyes and soul. A place where man merges with nature. Indescribable.
Nature Reserves in Calatafimi-Segesta
Mount Barbarian
The ancient city of Segesta was built on the top of Mount Barbaro, and shaped like a saddle. It had two acropolis, one on each side, and was defended by natural steep rock walls to the east and south. In the least protected area they built a walled fortress with monumental gates during the classical period. This was later replaced by a second line of defense with higher walls. Take a walk around the archaeological site to contemplate the beauty of the surrounding landscape.
Nature Reserves in Siracusa
Area Marina Protetta del Plemmirio
(2)
The beautiful protected marine area of ​​Plemmirio, a paradise with an emerald, crystalline sea, dwarf palms (a protected variety of palm), and pure nature.
Nature Reserves in Siculiana
Nature Reserves in Petralia Sottana
(1)
Nature Reserves in Ficuzza
(2)
Nature Reserves in San Vito Lo Capo
(7)
Nature Reserves in Custonaci
(1)
Nature Reserves in Palermo
(6)
Nature Reserves in Marsala
(1)
Nature Reserves in Marsala
(2)
Nature Reserves in Etna
Nature Reserves in Custonaci
Nature Reserves in Cefalu
Nature Reserves in Castelvetrano
(2)