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Nature in Siracusa area

Ancient Noto

Noto One of the masterpieces of Sicilian naturalistic-archeology where both countryside and the works of man triumph. Ancient Noto is referred to thusly to distinguish it from the newer town of...

Capo Passero of Portopalo island

To the extreme south of Sicily we find this island, some 1300 meters long, 500 meters wide and about 37 acres in all. On its western part, the one closet to the coast, the combined action of the tides...

Cavagrande del Cassibile valley

The “terrestrial paradise”, as this place is often labled, is no more than a deep canyon crossed by the River Cassibile and in its 3000 acres, the river combines all colors. But they are green...

Ciane river

This is a natural reserve with not only great historical importance (having been the navigable river in the time of the Greeks) but that has within it a lush papyrus vegetation. (in the PHOTO, the...

Ddieri di Baulì

Ddieri di Baulì Ddieri, from the Arab Al diar (house) are dwellings carved in rock, often in inaccessible places. They are characteristic of this Hyblean area and they are found in the walls of...

Ispica canyon

Typical Iblean mountain canyon, carved by millennia of erosion by the river Pernamazzoni in its upper parts and by Busaitone in the lower parts.    It is  one of the most picturesque places in...

Lauro mountain

It is the highest peak of the Iblean mountains, reaching to 986 meters above sea level. The name is derived from the Latin, Laurus ‘laurel’, because in the the past there were many of this tree...

Monello cave

The Monello Cave, of Karstic origin, set on the lime kilns of Mount Climiti, has a developed complex of 540 meters and is rich in concretions such as stalactites and stalagmites of various forms:...

Palombara cave

The Palombara Cave, visited by man for thousands of years and animals before that, is a Karst fossil cave that was formed by the erosion of the Anapo River. It is 800 meters long. The entrance...

Pantalica

Pantalica       One of the masterpieces of Sicily. A Unesco world heritage site, Pantalica is an archeo-naturalistic pearl on the island, where man has fused with nature...

Pantalica and Anapo valley (Natural reserve)

A Unesco World Heritage site, Pantalica is a marvel of Sicily, an archeological and naturalistic masterpiece. It is a vast, vast canyon (“cava” in Sicilian) of nearly 4,000 hectares and unique...

Priolo's saline works (Natural Reserve)

Wonderful naturalistic place alongside the archeological peninsula of Thapsos. The main point of natural interest in this reserve is related to its role as a rest area, nesting and wintering...

Randello canyon

Beautiful stretch of the Mediterranean situated between Braccetto and Scoglitti, two pearls close to the sea of Ragusa. It is established in this corner of paradise, with its pine trees, in a bay...

Spinagallo cave

Here they found shelter for numerous mammals of the distant past, including Elephasfalconeri (from 500,000 years ago) a pocket sized elephant about one meter in size (that is exhibited at the Orsi...

Vendicari

This natural reserve is an enchanting paradise, among the most important in Europe for the many species of migratory birds that choose this humid area near the sea as a stopover on their long,...

Villasmundo Sant’Alfio (Natural Reserve)

The territory is made up of two small, deep river valleys, separated by a small plateau. There is a system of caves that extends about 2.5 kilometers. The Villasmundo Cave is the most developed,...