Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Castellammare del Golfo

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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, a nature preserve with beaches, mountains, and steep cliffs, stretches along nearly 7 km (4.3 mi) of unspoiled coastline. Walk along one of the well-maintained footpaths and admire the flora and fauna. Try to spot one of the bright green lizards lazing on a rock. Cool off with a dip in the sea at one of the secluded coves. Pack a meal for one of picnic areas, because the preserve has no shops or cafes. Cars aren't allowed beyond the parking lot, so wear comfortable shoes. Take a look at our Castellammare del Golfo online route planner to schedule your visit to Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I am sorry I must give a low score as the place itself is a paradise. However be aware of remote areas if you are a woman and travelling by yourself. I have visite the Natural Reserve of the Zingaro....  more
    I am sorry I must give a low score as the place itself is a paradise. However be aware of remote areas if you are a woman and travelling by yourself. I have visite the Natural Reserve of the Zingaro....  more »
  • We arrived from the south entrance. Parking : Free. Nobody asked us some coins to "watch" our car. Secondary parking was still available when we left at noon. Otherwise, there is a private parking... 
    We arrived from the south entrance. Parking : Free. Nobody asked us some coins to "watch" our car. Secondary parking was still available when we left at noon. Otherwise, there is a private parking...  more »
  • Fabulous day out at lo zingaro. We hired a car, drove to san vito, stayed at hotel there and drove 20 mns to lo zingaro. Parking provided. Magnificent hiking day, lots of swimming at coves along the.....  more
    Fabulous day out at lo zingaro. We hired a car, drove to san vito, stayed at hotel there and drove 20 mns to lo zingaro. Parking provided. Magnificent hiking day, lots of swimming at coves along the.....  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning place! We entered at the South Gate around 8:30 am and were able to easily find free parking. There were paid lots for when this filled up. It’s 7km to the other side, but we stopped and enjoyed the first beach we found and it was wonderful! There isn’t anywhere to buy food or water inside the reserve, so make sure you bring it with you.
  • Beautiful natural reserve with different difficulty trails. The entrance to the park is 5€ per person. We chose the easy trail along the coast with breathtaking views, museums, caves, and beaches on the way. The beaches are very clean and rocky, the water was quite cold at this time of the year (mid-May) but we managed to swim. There are a few points with drinking water but no food (just one place selling fresh fruit) so make sure you pack enough water and snacks. The whole easy trail is around 6km to the other park entrance, which means if you leave your car at one entrance you need to plan the way back too so a total of around 12km. This was definitely a highlight of our vacation in Sicily, don't miss this place! 💚
  • Really nice hiking trip with several small nice beaches. Don't forget swimming suit and lot of water. Leave sun umbrella in the car as it is not allowed. I recommend starting early morning and avoid full parking place and hot sun whereas there only a few stops where you can hide from the sun.
  • At 9am in the end of July it is busy already. Beautiful small beach with clear water and rocks to play with. 20min walk from the parking. Almost no shadow to hide. Quite some boats passing and pausing in this bay.
  • Spectacular place, regardless of the season. Nice landscapes, incredible sea, nice mountain of you hike up. Definitely go there if you can

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