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Inspiring landscapes in Western Sicily

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Inspiring landscapes in Western Sicily

Alcamo forest

The reserve extends over the summit of Mount Bonifato, 825 m a.s.l., of calcareous origin, overlooking the city of Alcamo. In the area there are many amusements as adventure park and a picnic area....

Belice river

The reserve extends between Marinella di Selinunte and the promontory of Porto Palo. It includes the terminal stretch of the Belice river and the characteristic dunes (small reliefs of sand carried...

Biviere di Gela lake

      Biviere di Gela is the largest coastal lake in Sicily, and one of the main “rest areas” of migratory birds. From a well equipped visitor center branches several...

Cammarata mountain

The reserve is located between the provinces of Agrigento and Palermo. The area is comprised of hills with limestone rocks from the Mesozoic era such as Mount Gemini (1350 meters), Serra della...

Capo Gallo

The Capo Gallo Nature Reserve contains Monte Gallo, originally formed of carbonate in the Mesozoic era (225 million years ago) to the middle Eocene (54 and 33.7 million years ago). The mountain...

Capodarso and Imera river

GPS CAPODARSO: 37°29'40.02"N   14° 8'51.43"E A mountain, a bridge and a source, that is: Etna, the Capodarso bridge and the Aretusa fountain in...

Caporama

Site of great beauty. The headland, where the ruins of a 15th century tower emerges consist of calcareous Mesozoic age dating about 200 millions years ago, which settled on the seabed in an...

Carburangeli cave

Grotta di Carburangeli The area is protected for its worthy and naturalistic cave. The cavity is found in the carbonate formations of the Quaternario (about 1,800,000 years ago), carved by the...

Conca d'Oro and Oreto river

La Conca d’Oro è la pianura (più o meno) sulla quale si adagia Palermo ed alcuni comuni della sua provincia. Avvolta da monti da entrambi i lati ed attraversata al centro dal fiume Oreto il...

Contrada Scaleri

In the hinterland of Sicily we can find this Natural reserve characterized by the presence of the Karren (picture) a sort of limestone pavements created by the superficial erosion of the evaporitic...

Conza cave

  LOCATION 38°11'13.95"N   13°16'45.84" The cave was frequented since the Paleolithic age. In front of the entrance of the cave, in fact, meal remains were...

Egadi islands

L’area protetta delle Egadi ha una superficie di 54.000 ettari, ed è l’area marina protetta più estesa d’Europa creata per tutelare il delicato e complesso sistema submarino presente nei...

Entella

   37°46'52.01"N   13° 7'28.26"E     A place of a poignant beauty, among the absolute masterpieces of Sicily that in one fell swoop...

Entella cave

In un contesto paesaggistico di altissimo profilo bucolico, tra i più eccelsi in Sicilia, ecco questa grotta carsica particolarmente suggestiva, proprio sotto il pianoro di Entella, sede...

Favara and Granza forest

A real paradise where they grow undisturbed oaks, oaks and oaks and, above all, suggestive secular cork trees among which those of Bosco Granza. The outer areas of the reserve are characterized by the...

Ficuzza - Rocca Busambra

It is an extremely beautiful place, where art and nature integrate perfectly. The area was born as a hunting reserve for Ferdinand III of Bourbon, in the nineteenth century, and presents a great...

Formaggio mountain

The name is due to the fact that something seems to have grated this mountain like a piece of parmesan cheese. In reality the particular shape was caused by wind erosion that also brought to light...

Ganzaria mountain

The Ganzaria mountain is a hill located above the village of San Michele di Ganzaria about 800 meters above sea level, facing part of the southern most part of Mount Erei. It seems that its name...

Genovese cave

    We are in a wonderful island that one can visit by walk or bycicle. Here there is a cave that will bring us to the past. To approach it you can walk a path along the coastline: a...

Island of Lampedusa (Natural reserve)

Closer to Africa (138 kilometers) than Sicily (215 kilometers), the island boasts a nature reserve whose apex is touched by the beach on the Island of Conigli (Rabbits) (6000 square meters, on the...