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Riserva Naturale fiume Ciane

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Beautiful peaceful place for a stroll

The source of the river - a pool fringed by huge papyrus - is beautiful. The riverside walk is... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2015
More interesting by foot, more relaxing by boat

We took the boat excursion on the Ciane river, which, although not reaching the river springs... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2014
Konstantin F
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Strada Statale 115, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

A relaxing, enjoyable, almost level walk along the Ciane River near the ancient City of Syracuse. Starting as a limestone spring, the Ciane's short meanders empties into the Porte Grande at Syracuse. This area is rich in Papyrus, which was introduced by the Ptelomies who...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ExcursionToronto
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This natural reserve is the most beautiful we visited in the region. You must visit this place if you like nature.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank RosaM4703
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We really enjoyed this boat trip on a warm day at the end of May. The river water was amazingly clear, the papyrus is fascinating, and while we saw no exceptional wildlife there were interesting ducks and lovely birdsong. There were just two of us...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank BampaOwl
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We booked this trip via the sellers on the road bridge into Ortigia just half an hour before we went on it. We were the only family on the trip so there were just us 3 and 2 crew members on the boat. After sailing...More

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank KeHin
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We could find little information about this boat trip online before we left, so we were not sure how to find it etc. I also suspect there is more than one company offering trips, so that probably adds to the confusion! The company we found...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank MestaChios
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The source of the river - a pool fringed by huge papyrus - is beautiful. The riverside walk is pretty. Makes a nice contrast with all the arid mountainous countryside further inland.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank CheshireCat_8
Reviewed 18 September 2014

We took the boat excursion on the Ciane river, which, although not reaching the river springs offers a good idea of the flora and fauna of this natural reserve. The departure of the boat is not scheduled, the trips occur whenever there are at least...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Konstantin F
Reviewed 27 May 2014

A natural reserve were you can find real papyrus growing naturally... nevertheless... do not go to the Sorgenti del Ciane, as there is not much to see... go to the east part of the river as there is a really nice view. Or even better...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Ambra_PO
Reviewed 10 June 2013

Mullet leaping from the water, croaking frogs, stone flies, butterflies, birds and beautiful trees. I wish I'd had time to go back and walk it thoroughly, because after walking from the coast road, along the beach and back, we foolishly took the boat. The boat...More

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Jan_on_a_bike
Reviewed 6 May 2013

a quiet and solitary place where to walk with you loved one in a romantic athmosphere at just few kilometers from beautiful town of Siracusa . River Ciane is a perfect place to sit near the water and relax or just walk , or ,...More

Date of experience: April 2013
3  Thank Dora M
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