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Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano

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All reviews the reserve beautiful walk closed due monte cofano trail zingaro nature april flowers west lizards walks rock coast sea road caves
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

We also drove to San Vito from Scopello and hiked Mt Cofano reserve. The trail around the periphery was closed due to avalanches but we had a fabulous hike through the middle to what seemed like a small village of Baglio Cafano. Stunning. Spectacular views...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

We walked the round trip although it was officially closed due to ‚caduta massi‘, but no one cared... a nice walk, lots of flowers (less compered to Zingsro to be honest), not many people. This walk is second to Zingaro to my opinion as swimming...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kekmuc
Reviewed May 3, 2018

We parked for free at the Grotta Mangiapane and the walk is signposted from there. With the help of the Sicily Car Tours and Walks book, we set off up towards the saddle, hiking anti-clockwise round the mountain. Unfortunately we had an out of date...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank janthefan
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

We walked around Monte Cofano on a fabulous sunny April morning. It took just over 3 hours. The views are spectacular, the flowers, bushes, shoreline, cliffs etc are wonderfully unspoiled. We parked where the road ran out near the top of a limestone quarry having...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank cant83
Reviewed October 17, 2017

For those disappointed by Zingaro's touristy trail(s), Monte Cofano provides a great alternative, Though less large than Zingaro, the circular track (3 hours) around the mountain beats Zingaro hands down. A low pass (200m) is required to be overwon resulting in great views east and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Cambodia-crossings
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The nature around Monte Cofano is really stunning and absolutely beautiful. There are a few panoramic views and you can always walk near the sea. Because our residence was directly in Cornino, we went there every day jogging :) The sunrise and sunset are simply...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mel L
Reviewed December 23, 2016

Lots of walking into the nature and lots of paths that can be made, by bike. Its a good place for climbing too. The Bay face west, hence amazing sunsets are ensured ;)

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Take plenty of water and some food and hike around, oktober was quiet and not too hot. We loved it! Try to find the bathing area inclosed in the rocks, near the tonnara.

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank jeroenvnn
Reviewed August 29, 2016

This reserve is less known and by far less crowded than Lo Zingaro (on the other side of San Vito) but is really worth visiting. The road to the first part is dirt but flat, and I went by mountain bike until the tonnara, where...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Corrado R
Reviewed June 8, 2016

This natural reserve, less visited than Zingaro, was breathtaking. The walk had many steep inclines and declines if you do not stick to the lowest path. It is a photographer's paradise. The tonnara is one of several historic markers within the park, and the park...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Recommended Locations in Sicily for Villa Holiday (4 Replies)
Hi! I've spent the last few nights looking for pool villas for 4 adults and 3 kids. It looks like we can fly to Palermo, Catania or Comiso, from our nearest airports, but Palermo is our best bet, being cheaper and has more flight days. Ideally, we'd like somewhere that is within walking distance of the sea, shops and restaurants, and if there's public transport that's even better. We could hire a car if we need to, but would prefer not to have to, or to hire one for only a couple of days. ...More
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Planning just a short 3 day stay the third week of February in western Sicily. Flying into Palermo, renting a car and staying near Custonaci and the Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano. Primarily interested in wineries, good food, temple ruins, nature and rustic Sicily. Hoping for advice on what sites will be closed this time of year and your best recommendations for don't miss experiences. Are there any good wineries near the primary temple ruins in the area? Best budget restaurants?...More
December 12, 2015|
Response fromSpello2005|
Hi dneptune, One Ute to another - not sure what is dictating the February visit, but western Sicily is a great place for scenery and nature, but not for days of heavy rain. The main temple site in the western area is Segesta and it's definitely worth visiting. Such a beautiful setting! Takes about 2-3 hours tops. The city of Marsala with it's many wineries is on the western side of the island. I did not visit there because I had other priorities and I can't stand Marsala wine. One...More