14 Outdoors- Other to explore in Sicily
Sicily is the biggest island in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea, an amazing land rich in history and traditions, where art and culture intertwine with wonderful natural beauties. From the sea to the mountains and countryside, from the volcanos to the fishing villages, there are really many reasons why to visit Sicily. As Frederick II, King of Sicily, once said: “I don't envy God's paradise, because I'm well satisfied to live in Sicily”.
The bay of Cala Rossa is a high place for luxury tourism with an offer of upscale goods and the Grand Hotel Cala Rossa for lovers of starry cuisine at the water’s edge. It was one of the beautiful rocky coves which attracts a lot of tourists and also you can spend some nice time here.
The Capo Gallo nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Palermo and was established by the Sicilian Region in 2001 . It is included in the Regional Plan of Parks and Reserves and is managed by the State Forests of the Sicilian Region, which has carried out numerous interventions aimed at recreating the original environmental conditions of the territory and making it accessible to the public.
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.
The Madonie Park is a protected natural area established in 1981. It includes the massif of the Madonie, situated on the northern coast of Sicily, between the rivers Imera and Pollina. The park is home to over half of Sicilian plant species, and in particular most of those present only in Sicily. The site was included in the network of Global Geoparks of ' Unesco the 17 November 2015, during the 38th Plenary Session of the General Conference held in Paris.
The Zingaro oriented nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipalities of Castellammare del Golfo and San Vito Lo Capo, in the province of Trapani. Established in 1981, it is managed by the State Forests of the Sicilian Region. The territory was inhabited by a last family of peasants until about 1960, in the house that today is the museum of weaving, renovated in 2013. The inhabitants used mules to transport goods and water.
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
The Monte Cofano oriented nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipalities of Custonaci and San Vito Lo Capo, in the province of Trapani and was established by decree of 25/7/1997 by the Regional "Territory and Environment" of the Region Sicilian and entrusted to the management of the State Forests of the Sicilian Region. Monte Cofano is a mountainous promontory of calcareous nature, with a characteristic triangular shape overlooking the sea. The Reserve contains differ
The Nebrodi park is a protected natural area established on 4 August 1993, with its almost 86,000 hectares of surface it is the largest protected natural area in Sicily. The main elements that most strongly characterize the natural landscape of the Nebrodi are the asymmetry of the various slopes, the diversity of modeling of the reliefs, the very rich vegetation, and the humid environments.
The Etna park is a protected natural area of the Sicilian Region established in 1987. The purpose of the Park is to protect the woodland heritage and the conservation and development of the specific floral and fauna species of the places and to regulate and coordinate the development of those tourist activities that can give usability to the places and well-being to the populations settled in the area.
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.
The oriented nature reserve of Saline di Trapani and Paceco is a protected natural area in Sicily established in 1995, which extends for almost 1000 hectares in the territory of the municipalities of Trapani and Paceco. The reserve, in which the ancient activity of extraction of sea salt is carried out, is an important wetland " Ramsar ", which offers shelter to numerous species of migratory birds. It is managed by WWF Italy.
The Scala Dei Turchi is a rocky wall that rises above the sea along the coast of Realmonte, in the province of Agrigento. Over time it has become a tourist attraction both for the singularity of the cliff, white in color and with peculiar shapes and as a result of the popularity acquired by the novels starring Inspector Montalbano written by the empedoclinic writer Andrea Camilleri, being the imaginary municipality of Vigata da frame with Porto Empedocle.
The trap of Scopello is one of the most important and ancient in all of Sicily ; it was built no earlier than the 13th century and considerably enlarged by the Sanclemente family during the 15th and 16th centuries . It then passed to the Society of Jesus and finally to the Florio family . It is located in the territory of Castellammare del Golfo .
The Torre Salsa oriented nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Siculiana , in the province of Agrigento . The reserve was established in 2000 by the Sicily Region and entrusted to WWF Italy for management. The territory of the reserve extends for 761.62 ha in the province of Agrigento in the municipality of Siculiana . Its coastline extends along the coast for about 6 kilometers, from Siculiana to Eraclea Minoa , where more or less steep cliffs alternate with