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Nature in Agrigento area

Belice river

La riserva si estende fra Marinella di Selinunte ed il promontorio di Porto Palo. Comprende il tratto terminale del fiume Belice e le caratteristiche dune(piccoli rilievi di sabbia trasportata e...

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 nature trails. One in particular...

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...

Linosa and Lampione islands

A few steps from the African Sea, this nature reserve is characterized by spectacular flora and fauna: red starfish, unpolluted sea depths full of life, invertebrates and brilliantly colored fauna. It...

Maccalube (Natural reserve)

These are active volcanoes emitting gas and mud, and sometimes assuming an explosive character. In various parts of Sicily, these phenomena exist, but these of Aragona are certainly the most...

Platani river

The Platani River is one of the most important in Sicily. It was, evidently, navigable and was an important means of communication for the Greeks and company. Once covered by a thick forest (like all...

Sant'Angelo Muxaro cave

Better known locally as the Grotta (of the) Ciavule because of the large colony of jackdaws (ciaule in Sicilian) who frequent the cave. It is a Karst complex with a total length of approximately 1200...

Scala dei Turchi (Natural reserve)

The Stairs of the Turks are a white, rocky wall that slopes to the sea in the province of Agrigento. It is called so because here the pirates took refuge during their raids. It is a very evocative...

Sicani mountains

The Sicani Mountains are a mountain range located in the south-central part of Sicily, between the provinces of Agrigento and Palermo. The area is characterized by hills of a clayey nature or sandy...

Sughereta di Niscemi (Natural reserve)

At one time large cork oaks covered the internal districts of Sicily, and they had a considerable role in the local economy. The Niscemi cork, as well as the Forest of Saint Peter of Caltagirone, is...

Torre Salsa (Natural reserve)

The “Riserva Naturale Orientata di Torre Salsa “ extends along a stretch of coastline, 750 acres, beautiful and pristine, overlooking the azure of the Mediterranean Sea and endless sandy beaches....