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Spiaggia Calamosche

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Spiaggia Calamosche

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Contrada Vendicari SNC, 96017, Noto, Sicily Italy
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Excursion to the top of Mount Etna 3300 mt - All included
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Excursion to the top of Mount Etna 3300 mt - All included

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Most Mt. Etna excursions stop at the Silvestri Craters on the lava-covered slopes, but with this exclusive tour you can reach the top of Europe’s highest active volcano with a volcanologist guide. Take a cable car and off-road vehicle to Torre del Filosofo and then continue on foot about a mile (2 kilometers) to the summit craters. Learn about the volcano’s history from your guide and enjoy sweeping views over the coastline.
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Katharine Z wrote a review Sep 18
115 contributions5 helpful votes
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This beach is part of the vendacari reserve. When we visited in September we followed the signs from the main road. It is a dirt track / unmade up road to a car park that charged 3 euro. You then walk back to the entrance of the reserve where they were taking temperature checks, and recording visitor details for track and trace. Entry to the reserve was then another 3 or 3.5 euros( can’t quite remember!) per person. There is a family ticket but this is just for immediate family (eg 2 adults with children) it can’t be used for siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles etc (there was a long argument going on about this in Italian!) You then walk into the reserve to the beach. It’s a good 20 mins when you are carrying all your beach stuff and in the heat (no shade) so come prepared. Eventually you get to steps down to the beach. The beach is a cove and very pretty, although being a nature reserve the sand had quite a bit of natural debris (pieces of wood etc) so don’t expect immaculate groomed sand. There are no facilities (as you would expect) so you need to bring EVERYTHING with you. It was very windy the day we went, not sure if that is normal so it made it hard to keep an umbrella up and there were waves in the sea- but still very nice for a swim. We didn’t explore other beaches on the reserve but good for at least one visit. However I think there were overall nicer beaches in the area.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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LucreziaAnnalisa wrote a review Jul 2020
Fano, Italy7 contributions2 helpful votes
Calamosche is quite a small bay, that can only be reached by foot (about 20 minutes walk). Being located in the Vendicari Reservoir is quite a unique experience with crystal clear water. Remember to bring enough water and food, and maybe check the wind situation to make sure you’ll have the best experience!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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RayKski wrote a review Aug 2019
New York140 contributions28 helpful votes
Having been to the crowded, packed like sardines, beaches of southern Sicily, coming to Calamosche was a pleasure. It offers children some fun searching for fish and crabs by the rocks along the side. The southern end of the beach is protected by cliffs making it calm as a bay, while the northern end of the beach offers some modest waves for some body surfing. Really nice for children, especially at the calmer southern end.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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ronoroa wrote a review Aug 2019
Lecco, Italy2,521 contributions570 helpful votes
Beach accessible after a dirt road. There is a parking (price 2€ all day). After a 20-30 minute walk under the scorching sun, you arrive at the beautiful beach of Calamosche. It's a wild beach, with no bar or other services, better to arrive here prepared with everything you need (water, food and umbrella). The water is marvelous and not too cold, the colors are magnificent and you can also see fish. Moreover here there are several trekking paths that connect the beach of Calamosche to that of Vendicari (6Km) and Marianelli (2.5Km).
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Samantha M wrote a review Aug 2019
Sicily, Italy217 contributions32 helpful votes
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First visit to beach and a learning experience for sure, but first off living in Sicily we’ve had opportunity to go to different beaches and this is the first one where the water was so crystal clear even my husband who is 6 5’ could see his feet on the at the deepest points. It was nice and chilly and honestly stunning. Pros/suggestions: Get there EARLY for parking and for beach spot Bring an umbrella, towels, and lots of sunscreen Water shoes because the sand does have lava rock and it burns your feet. Snorkeling gear Warning: It is a solid 15/20 min walk from parking to beach. This is ALL rough/rocky uneven terrain. There are several steps down to the beach area. In the Mediterranean Sun with little to no shade and gets very hot. Carts/buggies are not allowed
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Date of experience: August 2019
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