Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande
This is the perfect place for travellers who love enjoying nature and the great outdoors. There are limestone cliffs above the valley floor and suggestive small lakes you can access along the path down into the gorge.
It’s the nature getaway not to be missed near Syracuse! The nature reserve Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile is about an hour’s drive from the city. The panorama is magnificent, with a beautiful view of the canyon. It is also possible to see Etna in the distance! It is an ideal place for walking,…
A beautiful place, savage, pristine nature! It's better to go there in spring or in autumn, the walk is a little bit hard when it's hot weather.
“For anyone holidaying in the southeast of Sicily, one place that really shouldn’t be missed, is the Vendicari Nature Reserve. There are many reasons for this assertion, none more convincing than the fact that its beautiful selection of beaches are amongst the least frequented in Sicily……at least by humans. Situated on the southern-most part of Sicily’s east coast, Vendicari is a mixture of lagoons (pantano), sand dunes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. It was instituted in 1984 and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The high salinity of the ground provides an ideal habitat for Mediterranean maquis, herbs such as thyme and rosemary and other prickly customers such as juniper bushes.”
Point of Interest
“The largest necropolis in Europe and one of the wildest areas of South Sicily, the perfect place to go hiking and discover the ancient traces of the original sicilian population.”
“An impressive old Greek amphitheater, and quarry including the ear of Dionysis. Well worth a visit.”
“Stunning beach in a state park; it’s advisable going on either June or September. It gets crowded in July/August. ”
“Established in the 18th century, since 1988 the museum is located in the headquarters of Villa Landolina and is dedicated to the great archaeologist Paolo Orsi, who carried out the main studies on the city. The Archaeological Museum "Paolo Orsi" collects the most important documentation of prehistory, the protohistory of Sicily and famous works of Greek and Roman art, ceramics, marbles, architectural decorations. The oldest finds range from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age; notable objects that testify to The Egee, Anatolian and Mycenaean influences. Precious are the kits of the Greek-Sicule necropolis, the ceramic material, the dense reliefs, the archaic statues. Gemma of the Museum is the "Venus anadiomene", called Venus Landolina after her discoverer, a statue of Roman-Hellenistic invoice. The material also comes from excavations of the many Greek colonies of Sicily, from Megara Hyblea, to Eloro, Akrai, Kasmenai, Kamarina and from numerous Hellenized indigenous centers. Since 2010 it is also open to the public...”