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Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande

Contrada Avola Antica, 96012 Avola SR, Italy

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About Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande

The Cavagrande del Cassibile nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipalities of Avola, Noto, and Syracuse, in the province of Syracuse. The reserve was established in 1990, managed by the State Forests of the Sicilian Region; it is expected to be included in the Iblei National Park area, currently under development.  The huge reserve covers 2700 hectares of lush green mountains, caves and ponds in the towns of Noto, Syracuse and Avola and was established to preserve not



Attractions near Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande

Noto Cathedral9.87km from Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande

The Cathedral of San Nicolò is the most important Catholic place of worship in the city of Noto, as well as the bishop's seat of the diocese of the same name, in Sicily. It is located on the top of a large staircase, on the north side of Piazza Municipio, and is dedicated to San Nicolò, bishop of Mira.  The interior, with three naves, houses numerous works of art, some of which come from Noto Antica, including the silver urn containing the mortal remains of St. Corrado Confalonieri.

Calamosche Beach17.68km from Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande

The Calamosche beach is located between the archaeological remains of Eloro and the ' wildlife oasis of Vendicari.  The charm of the beach is due to the variety of vegetation and the presence of an equally varied landscape: the small beach is in fact located between two rocky promontories which, in addition to ensuring that the sea is almost always calm, offer the visitor an unexpected beauty. Another feature of the beach is the presence of numerous ravines, caves, and caves in the two promontor

Necropolis of Pantalica18.23km from Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande

Rock necropolis of Pantalica, are a naturalistic-archaeological site in the province of Syracuse. The name of the site seems to derive from the Arabic Buntarigah, which means 'caves', due to the obvious presence of multiple natural and artificial caves. It is one of the most important Sicilian proto-historic sites, useful for understanding the moment of transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age on the island.

Riserva naturale orientata Oasi Faunistica di Vendicari20.33km from Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande

The Vendicari Wildlife Reserve is a protected natural area located within the free municipal consortium of Syracuse, precisely between Noto and Marzamemi. Particularly important for the presence of marshes that serve as a stopping place in the migration of birds. Provided by a law of the Sicilian Region of 1981, the reserve was officially established with the DA of March 14, 1984, and was effectively made available in 1989. It is managed by the Regional State Forestry Company.

Ear of Dionysius21.5km from Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande

The Ear of Dionysius is an artificial cave located in the ancient stone quarry called latomia del Paradiso, under the Greek Theater of Syracuse. Dugout of the limestone, it is about 23 m high, 5 to 11 m wide, and 65 m deep, with an S-shaped pattern that also makes it a place for acoustic amplification of sounds.

Syracuse Roman Amphitheater21.63km from Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande

The Roman amphitheater of Syracuse is one of the most representative buildings of the early Roman imperial age.  It is located in the archaeological area, which includes the Greek Theater and the altar of Hieron II; its orientation differs from that of the buildings of Neapolis and the theater and probably follows that of the urban plan built in the late classical age and known from the road discovered in the area of ​​the demetriac sanctuary in Piazza Della Vittoria in Acadiana.

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