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Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile

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Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67450
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Closed, unfortunately.

The paths down to Cavagrande were closed when we got there, after disastrous fires in late June... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2014
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
A real gem combining hiking with swimming

We found a small note about the Riserva Naturale Cavagrande del Cassibile in our guidebook (also... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67450
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

The paths down to Cavagrande were closed when we got there, after disastrous fires in late June 2014. Plenty of disappointed visitors at the entrance looking down towards the stunning lakes far below, but the path is not safe so the guards can't let people...More

8  Thank Rinconette
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We found a small note about the Riserva Naturale Cavagrande del Cassibile in our guidebook (also known as Laghetti Di Cavagrande- sometimes it is just signed Cavagrande) and were so glad that we checked it out. If you'd like to combine a short hike with...More

7  Thank NMMc
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Truly stunning. Nature at it's most beautiful. I can't recommend a visit enough. However, it is a very testing walk (especially in high temperatures). It's a long way down, and it feels like a much longer way back up! Speaking as a 57 year old...More

5  Thank matthewshreeve
Reviewed 23 January 2014

A bit of a crazy mountain drive but a wonderful view once you get there. Plus a FREE sight for once in Sicily!

2  Thank katiebugstars
Reviewed 12 January 2014

It's a different kind of attraction in the town of Avola One of the most important rivers of the southeast, is considered the Canyon of Sicily. It is the spring of one of the most famous Sicilian water brands, Cavagrande.

1  Thank gipsyqueen419
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Without a map or anything to go off my husband & I set out to find this place .... Bad start. Make sure you know where you're going. Amateur error on our part. After driving around in circles for some time & then up an...More

1  Thank TashyR39
Reviewed 5 July 2013

It is, indeed, a beautiful place, but you must be well equipped. We went there in June, 2013, it was already hot outside, and I got quite sick at returning (not a nice experience..). You must have appropiate shoes, enough water, something to cover your...More

9  Thank Raluca-Ana
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Steep walk down to the Laghetti (small pools) where one can have a refreshing swim. Go early to avoid the crowds, and the sun. Very uneven stairs and terrain, hard on the knees, but glad to have made it.

3  Thank John X
Reviewed 27 April 2013

A truly breathtaking gorge. The walk down needs care and the walk up needs some puff! It's well worth it though and not as tough as it looks. Trekking poles are useful

2  Thank Bobcat605
Reviewed 24 January 2013

If you want to experience some activity during your holiday and , at the same time , enjoy the beautiful Sicilian nature , you cannot miss a visit to Cavagrande . It's a huge canyon on which a large balcony allows you to enjoy a...More

3  Thank Dora M
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30 December 2016|
Response from Brandon S |
I wouldn't plan on it. Public transportation here is rather spotty.