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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  • It seems to be pretty busy here in the summer, but in the postseason, it is quiet here. Access only via the elevated parking places you after endless hairpin bends; afterwards on foot into the Valley (320 meters lower) and back again. On rainy days, closed due to danger of slipping.
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  • Beautiful but difficult to reach from the highway about 1 hours and quickly we drove. It is worth to go in the morning because then the Gorge is in the shade. Best regards
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  • The cavagrande reserve and is a wonderful place ... Unfortunately over the years it has become more and more touristy so many people in the middle months of summer comes to visit ... so many people so much noise and a little sporcizia...ma this is only man ... the place still worth.
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  • The place is stunning but get ready to walk down one hour under tough ground conditions. Flip flops not recommended. Good health conditions required. Best choice sport shoes. Parking lot under payment of 3 EUR.
  • A very long way down and hard way up, specially around noon, but the ponds and water are worth the effort!
  • The Cavagrande is a must-visit for people looking for pure sicilian nature in all of its beauty. We went here March/April and it was great. The landscape is outstandingly beautiful. It is pretty easy to get down to the super beautiful and peaceful natural lakes, though I would recommend fitted shoes instead of flip flops for the standard route. This will not require any climbing, but careful stepping up and down the path. You should avoid going up or down at noon at least in summer, because hiding spots are rare. The way down takes 45 minutes and the way back to the plateau 1 hour - both with multiple pauses to admire the breathtakinh view. The administration guard told us we could not go down, but you can do so at own risk anyway using a small path to the left of the gate. The trip itself is not dangerous, but in summer check for wildfire yourself. I totally recommend this valley to any visitor. Most beautiful place at Sicily I have went to!
  • Absolutely beautiful, but you need to be reasonably fit to enjoy the down and uphill :)
  • Nice nature reserve. Olive trees and lemon trees