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“Nature Reserve”

Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The views were beautiful especially since it was a lovely sunny day. A bit of a rough walk for elderly people though.

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

During a recent trip to Western Sicily we went into the park both from the southern and the northern end. Unfortunately, you cannot go all the way through (or into the higher areas) because a fire in July has affected the safety of the paths (- presumably because the wooden supports/railings were destroyed). However, the park is certainly still worth a visit (and the 3 Euro entrance fee). The walk from the southern end is more severely restricted, although the fire damage at the northern end is more evident. It was good to see that the vegetation is in the process of recovering, with many of the damaged fan palms sprouting new growth from the top as well as the base.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

I hiked the entire day and don't think I've had enough. Would have loved to come back. Can swim in any of the beautiful beaches when tired of walking. Do take enough water and a sun hat. I went in the summer and after 12 it was getting warmer and then hotter.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Unfortunately most of the reserve was closed when we visited due to fire risk. We could walk as far as the nearest beach, which was a pleasant little walk, and had a beautiful swim surrounded by fish at a beach with no umbrellas!

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Sadly, there was a huge fire in July that has affected most of the Reserve. A small part is open, with 2 visitor centres (which were well laid out and interesting) and a delightful small swimming bay. Apart from a 1km. walk this is all there is. We didn't see any of the wildlife, except for the miniature pines, we had hoped to

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