Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande
- Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
- Phone: +39-093167450
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 08:00 Hrs
- Tags: Mountain, Trail, Nature
Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande - Review
If nature is what you love, the Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile is just where you need to head to when in Syracuse. 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 just the endogenic species of flora and fauna but also to maintain the anthropological history of the city. The reserve has innumerable tombs and is divided into Zone A and Zone B.
The Sicani people were the first to inhabit this place and in the 13th century BC the powerful population belonging to Sicily took refuge here for its natural terrain that provided effective defence. The Cassible river is a historic site in itself and offers a canyon view like no other in Italy while the small Pond of cavagrande is where you can find a small monastery during your hike through the reserve.
Other highlights of the place include:
- Grotto of the brigands
- Endemic birds of Sicily spotted here- especially the Codibugnolo.
- Famous hiking trails around the reserves including the Diary trail, Scala Cruci, Scale of Fossus Calcagno and the Ladies Ladder trail.
Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande Information
- Carry ample of bottled drinking water and snacks.
- Wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
- Camping and Fire is not allowed on the reserve.
Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande Ticket Prices
- You have to pay an admission fee at the Belvedere Trailhead. For precise admission fee, visit the official website or call up the reserve.
Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande Hours
- Recommended time of arrival is 8.00 am to 10.00 am.
- Call up the place for reserve timings.
How To reach Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande by Public Transport
- On Foot
- By renting electrical bicycle/ bike/ scooter/ car
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Things to Know Before Visiting Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande
48.05% of people who visit Syracuse include Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
86.84% of people start their Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 8 Hrs to see Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande
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Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande, Syracuse Reviews
Great little hidden spot though the main entrance is closed, the shop owners stacked some crates for everyone to climb over, it will feel like you are out on an adventure. About 30 minutes hike/walk down the nature reserve, its really worth it! We times ourselves on a slow hike up would be about 40 minutes. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended, path are rocky and would be slippery near the pools and waterfall. Bring comfortable backpacks and picnic kits for a nice lunch out. Recommended to go during the morning when there are less people. Highly recommended for a non touristy activity 👍
Nice hiking route to go down and up (takes about 1 hour each side). It’s very cool to swim down there, the water is quite cold, but it’s clean and deep, so in some places you can even jump in the water which is fun :) Upstairs there’s quite large payed parking and some places for random free park. And also there’s small restaurant to buy water and some snacks. Upstairs they also have toilets and shower
Very beautiful place. You can also a bath there. The path takes approximately 40 min. It is definitely not for sick people. The parking costs 3 Euros. No facilities down there so take enough water and food etc.
you need a swimming shoes or some kinda with good grip to walk at this slippery slope. definitely go with some food and a lot of water coz at the bottom line is hot.walking distance from the top about 40-45min but walking back 1h or more depending how strong you are. there is limited place of shadow. lovely view and nice cold water to swim after long walk ;)
Super nice trek. The lake is beautiful! To avoid the crowds go early or late. Be aware of the way back, it s about an hour of uphill. (It s officially closed, you have to climb above the railing)