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  • Zingaro Nature Reserve
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Si Trova: tra Scolello e San Vito Lo Capo
Lat: 38° 6' 25.36504" N - Long: 12° 46' 44.04739" E

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The Zingaro Nature Reserve stretches along 7 km of beautiful coastline and almost 1,700 hectares of uncontaminated nature.

It is a marvel of nature, and many times Sicilians kept it as unaltered as possible.

There are several paths that can be followed: The coastal path is the main one and more crossed by visitors; It is about 7 km length and connects the entrance to Scopello to that of San Vito Lo Capo, which is reached after about 2 hours of walking.

Along this walk there is the Visitor Center, home to a small Naturalistic Museum, immediately after which a detour leads to the coves of Punta Capreria, two enchanting pebble beaches set among the rocks.

From the Uzzo district you can reach the Uzzo cave, wich has archaeological interest.

Less than 300 m from the cave there is the museum of rural civilization, whith testimonies of the wheat cycle and examples of techniques to weaving native plant fibers.

Just before reaching the northern entrance, there is the Tonnarella dell'Uzzo block of flats, home to the Maritime Activities Museum.

The halfway path is the most panoramic; in the spring months it is the scene of the flowering of numerous species of orchids.

It is 8.5 km length, about 4 and a half hours walking.

The high trail is the most challenging one.

Length: 17.5 km, 7 hours of walking.

As many as 39 species of birds nest in the reserve, including the peregrine falcon, the buzzard, some specimens of golden eagle and falconer.

There are many rabbits, foxes, weasels, hedgehogs and porcupines; among the rodents you can find the garden mouse.

In the caves there are eight different species of bats including the rare brown moth.

The coastal marine fauna has an important biostructure typical of the Mediterranean Sea, in many ways similar to coral reefs.

The reserve is regularly open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.


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