Syracuse Tours
Explore Cavagrande Nature Reserve
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Explore Cavagrande Nature Reserve

By Sicily Unearthed
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Ages 6-75
Duration: 4–5 hours
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Live guide: English, Italian
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
What's not included
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 158935P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 158935P3

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        • Sicily Unearthed
          62
          Syracuse, Italy
          Joined in May 2019
        • D7439HSmariar
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful experience!
          Giuseppe was amazing! My husband and I had a great experience, definitely the highlight of our vacation! He is a great guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you!
          Written July 10, 2024
        • catherinebX3527GJ
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic trip!
          Would highly recommend Giuseppe & his tour of Etna. He is knowledgeable & friendly. We always felt safe - both driving & hiking. Spectacular views & a fantastic trip one of the best things we’ve ever done
          Written June 21, 2024
        • 529natp
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing unique experience!
          We highly recommend this hiking and nature tour by Giuseppe! He was an amazing guide, and we throughly enjoyed our hike on Mt Etna. Giuseppe was prompt in picking us up near our hotel, and we enjoyed getting to know him and learning about Sicilian towns, foods, and culture during the ride up. He was very friendly and attentive during the hike, and we enjoyed learning about the history and science of the volcanos here, as well as the wildlife and plants on the mountain. The hike was challenging in a fun way, and the views were incredibly breathtaking. We always felt safe, and are very happy we decided to book this tour with him!
          Written May 18, 2024
        • Excursion66636993734
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Walking Tour of Pantalica Nature Reserve and the Necropolis
          Giuseppe is a fantastic tour guide. He made it easy for us to meet up with him, and he was completely in tune with our interests and made special efforts to accommodate them. For example, I was interested in wildflowers, especially orchids, and he helped us find and identify at least five different types of orchids that were in bloom. He was 100% knowledgeable about the area, including the history, the flora, and the terrain, and he was prepared, supplying us with trekking poles where the terrain was rough. I'm sorry I didn't have enough time to go with him on another tour!
          Written April 29, 2024
        • 538hamishk
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mount Etna off the beaten track from Siracusa.
          Giuseppe is a very knowledgeable and affable guide. His English is excellent and he is a font of knowledge on the natural history relating to Etna. He is a careful and considerate driver also. If you want to get off the beaten track to see Etna ‘through the back door’, Guiseppe is your man! We would highly recommend him. Apparently he hosts cooking classes at his family home near Siracusa too. Something to return for. :)
          Written April 15, 2024
        • sebastianfO4028RD
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A unique experience on Mount Etna
          We had a very good day with Giuseppe on Mount Etna. The hiking was about 6 km. He shared his huge knowledge with us and was always friendly and took his time to answer our questions.
          Written March 31, 2024
        • 667daivaz
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An unforgettable experience!
          My daughter and I had organised our trip to Siracusa and decided to book Mt Etna walking tour with Giuseppe. We are very glad we did, Giuseppe had extensive knowledge of the area, history of Mt Etna and even great restaurant recommendations near to where we stayed. His enthusiasm and passion for what he does really shone through. The hike on Mt Etna was challenging enough and the views very much worth it! Would highly recommend booking!
          Written November 13, 2023
        • Mocklos
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trust this local guide!
          We had a great day out with Giuseppe and learnt a lot about the Etna and Sicily. He took us to a spot about 2100m above sea. Great tour of about 2.5 hours off the beaten tracks, with fantastic views. It's well below the summit, you don't get to the main craters on top, but you get a very good idea of the volcanic activity and we did not want to use the super-expensive cable cars and do the obvious touristic thing. Better trust this local guide! Besides, it was very windy and pretty chilly in mid-October on our height of Etna already - a difference of about 15 to 20 degrees to warm Siracusa! I can barely imagine how it would have been on top... I should also mention that Giuseppe is a good driver - we felt comfortable with him all day. Highly recommended.
          Written October 23, 2023
        • V277UDrachelc
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent value with a fun and knowledgable guide
          What a fabulous day! Thank you Giuseppe for your excellent knowledge and your infectious enthusiasm for life and the area you live in. We learned a lot about the landscape, volcanos in general and especially Mount Etna. The small group meant the pace for us all was catered for well. We can highly recommend this trip.
          Written October 15, 2023
        • JamesC4170
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic day out
          Great day out - Giuseppe was very knowledgeable and had tons of interesting facts about the Bronze Age, plate tectonics, and flora. Accessible walk with lots of breaks. Amazing views. Highly recommend!
          Written October 8, 2023
        • HeleneTHP111
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Pantalica tour
          Our guide Giuseppe, picked us up and drove us to Pantalica National Park. We visited the necropolis of Pantalica and then hiked down into a gorge for a swim. Giuseppe was an excellent guide - he explained many things about the history of the area as well as the fauna, and was generally very good company. Considering the drive to the area and the time spent with us, we felt the tour was very good value.
          Written October 7, 2023
        • 715frankied
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          See Etna through expert eyes
          Giuseppe led us on a fabulous daylong tour of Mt Etna. He is cheerful, engaging and a font of knowledge about the area’s history, geology, flora and fauna, and of course vulcanology. He picked us up at our hotel in Ortigia, and on the hour and a half ride to Etna filled us in on the history of the area, where his family has led tours for decades. The hike was not difficult, and we enjoyed it tremendously.
          Written October 5, 2023
        • Roam145373
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Friendly and knowledgeable
          Giuseppe Veneziano is a friendly and knowledgeable guide. He picked us up on time, kept the conversation going all day, and constantly made sure we were being safe and having a good time. If you want a guide who is personable and knows about volcanoes, then you should definitely book an outing with Giuseppe. We're definitely going to book with him again on our next trip to Sicily.
          Written September 11, 2023
        • S4274MDmariak
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Pantalica Nature Reserve with SicilyUnearted
          An amzing tour! To discover the ancient history of Sicily, walking through the beautiful caniyons of Calcinara and Anapo rivers, surrounded of the unique nature, aquamarine clear water of the rivers and caves, shaped over the senturies - priceless. Pantalica is everithing - history, archaeology, nature.. It has to be experienced! Thank you Giuseppe! We'll be back again in Sicily for new adventures!
          Written August 2, 2023
        • l0rellep
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic experience
          We had a great day on Mt Etna with Giuseppe sharing his extensive knowledge of the volcano as well as the flora and fauna on it. We hiked 2 trails, not difficult, but hiking poles were useful on the rocky section of the first trail. The scenery was amazing and having a guide made all the difference to the experience, it was such an enjoyable and fascinating day.
          Written July 15, 2023
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        Gilles K
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2021 • Couples
        The Cavagrande reserve is really beautiful. Giuseppe is an excellent guide with a lot of knowledge about the area and its biodiversity. We really appreciated that he gave us plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular views and to swim in the river pools. We did a less known hiking route which was largely in the shade (very welcome at 40+ °C).
        Written July 31, 2021
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        Tom C
        Crownsville, MD2 contributions
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        Nov 2021
        Guiseppe is an incredibly knowledgeable and personable guide. We started by stopping to obtain lunch for the hike, which was memorable simply for the experience itself. On our trip through Cavagrande, he pointed out many of the plants that are unique to the region along with their particular uses. He kept a good pace and provided many opportunities to stop and enjoy the experience. I would definitely recommend him and the entire experience.
        Written November 19, 2021
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        Jeroen V
        Hamont-Achel, Belgium6 contributions
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        You should definITALY do a beautiful Cavagrande hike together with Giuseppe. He shares knowledge of both nature and culture, which will give a deeper Sicilian perspective. From plants, animals and rockets to Greeks, Normans and Byzantines. On top of that he can share the better spots to visit and the flavours your next calzone should be dressed with. Perfect activity to start your Sicilian roadtrip with. Giuseppe is a master.
        Written May 29, 2022
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        jill s
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        Giuseppe is an amazing guide! We highly recommend him!! Our tour was such a great combination of hiking and learning about local history and the natural flora and fauna. The swimming was so refreshing!! And no part was crowded. Such a great experience!!
        Written June 18, 2024
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