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Zingaro Nature Reserve

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Take a walk on the wild side - of Palermo

Found by accident as it is not well publicised this natural park was Sicily’s first national park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mastermuzz
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Sydney, Australia
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Nice views

Very nice views. The beach was a bit crowded, and there were too many bees. Fun drive to get there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donovan B
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Doha, Qatar
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Sicily’s first nature reserve is extremely important for the abundance of rare and endemic plants, local fauna and the spectacular Uzzo Grotto, one of the first human settlements in the area.
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Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found by accident as it is not well publicised this natural park was Sicily’s first national park ( 1982 ) and was saved from developers by aptly named ‘ environ mentalists ‘ in 1980 when efforts to build a road through this wilderness were thwarted....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice views. The beach was a bit crowded, and there were too many bees. Fun drive to get there though!

Thank Donovan B
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place, words of advice, go very early as you will be parking on the road and you may be 2 km from entrance, wear runners, the ground is uneven and there are lots of stones. Make sure you have plenty of water....More

5  Thank 68Paula29
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable natural park facing the SEA. You can’t miss it if You go to Sicily. In my opinion it is a little better to visit this Reserve from the sea. It is possible to rent a boat or go on a tour of IT. Maxbugatti.

Thank Massimo B
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Take your car! Get sun screen! Get enough water and go there! You won’t regret it. After a quick ride from San vito, you arrive with a large parking lot the location you pay your well spent 5€ at the cashier and you enter the...More

1  Thank travel_ales
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Best beaches I have seen. Best sunsets to watch from there. Pleasant stuff that will give you directions the moment you enter. It is terrain walking, so go in shoes.

1  Thank Nikola V
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We meant to take the north entrance after reading reviews on here but the coordinates on the website took us to the south entrance. What a hike! Wear trainers at least. 10 minutes to the toilets and museum, then another 10 to the first beach,...More

1  Thank Laura N
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the park twice. First time we entered through north gate, it is located near San Vito de Capo, GPS 38*07'33, 92"N-12*47'16,83"E The path was great: cool breathe from the sea, green area around, amazing views and beautiful beaches with water all shades of...More

14  Thank Darina P
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Super rando!!! You have to have good shoes if not tendon/ muscle pain garanteed:) The photos are from " sentier maritime" 2h walk with the possiblity of dipping toes in 5 calas:) Worth the effort

Thank Defta D
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We stayed two nights inside the park in an old fishing cottage off the shoreline near Torre dell'Uzzo. We were two adults and two kids (seven and nine). We were there on Saturday and Sunday night in the middle of August so during the day...More

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Alexis H
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Response from JamieCowen | Reviewed this property |
Bit late to reply apologies. You do have to pay. Unsure of cost to enter. The walk to the beaches depends how fit you are. I'd say I am quite fit and wouldn't describe it as easy but totally doable. Remember, there are a... More
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