Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, Syracuse

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Visit the canyons and river of Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile. Enjoy the view over the canyon from the balcony, or descend the steep trail to explore the river pools, small waterfalls, and wildflowers. Swim in the clear waters in the canyon and enjoy the natural environment, away from roads and services. The park also contains many caves created by the eroding waters of the Cassibile River, which can be explored through prior arrangement. Bring water and sunscreen, as well as shoes you can walk several kilometers in. See Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile and all Syracuse has to offer by arranging your trip with our Syracuse family vacation planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The Cava Grande is a violent fall and climb, but it's so worth it! It is really a beautiful environment down at the Lake. You need through a path with rocks and that is not always ideal, but it's definitely not something you should store! Let your slippers home. We were on sneakers, but if your walking/climbing shoes, pull it up to! Once down enjoy the beautiful view. We were sitting in Sicily when 45 degrees during the day. Go not in the middle of the day! We came there to 16:00 hours and 19:30 hours were again.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Really lovely place. too bad the abandonment of the maintenance of the trail, because it's really a place to visit. The climb is hard, but your heart so filled with joy for having visited a place so beautiful that the effort is forgotten.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Legally restricted area with a sign that justifies the entry gate closing for security reasons for falling rocks, violators are punishable by a fine ... The place is charming, we walk about 1 hour (down) and a 1 hour and 20 to rise, in a very easy, to tackle the trail serve closed shoes (min tennis shoes)
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  • We came in April. The site is easy to reach by car and offers good parking options. The path to access the lakes themselves is quite steep and requires a considerable effort especially uphill. So make sure you're reasonably fit, wear comfortable shoes and that you have with you water, sun protection and a swimming suit :) if you go in the summer. There are a small bar and toilets available at the entrance. If the weather is good enough it is possible to swim in the 2 biggest lakes. Definitely worth a visit!
  • This is a nice and picturesque natural resort. The water in the lakes was crystal clear and not that cold (we were in April, after all). It is located in a valley surrounded by hills, do the way down (and even more the way up) requires a bit of physical efforts. It will be unmanageable with small kids
  • There is plenty of free parking. The actual path is closed from the car park. If you go to the left of the path there is a well worn track that takes you around the locked gate and onto the main path. From what we could see there was not much reason for the track to be closed. Perfectly safe if you are careful. Make sure you have good shoes, it is quite steep and rocky in places. Took us about 25 mins down to the pools and about 40 mins back up, but allow a bit longer if you're not too fit.
  • We came in January . everything was closed, but the view is breath taking beautiful. The drive up there is just a attractions on its own. You drive a short distance and you climb incredible
  • Amazing place. Heaven on earth, please if you have the possibility go there.

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