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Vendicari Nature Reserve

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Address: Sicily, Italy
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Good place for a quiet walk by the sea

We visited the reserve in November so were not expecting to go swimming. Our purpose was to have a pleasant walk and try to spot some flamingos. We found the old tuna processing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the reserve in November so were not expecting to go swimming. Our purpose was to have a pleasant walk and try to spot some flamingos. We found the old tuna processing plant, long since deserted and enjoyed a pleasant walk along the footpath. We even managed to see a few flamingos but they weren't pink. It would have... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to drive there from Taormina to see the nature and watch some birds. But unfortunately there was nothing special to see. The nature is not impressive and there are really less birds especially no flamingos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

As you'll see there are vast areas of Sicily that are dry and arid with not to much plant life going on. Off course there are vineyards and olive groves. The Vendicari nature reserve is much more naturalistic. As well as being a quiet area to ramble around it has a couple of lovely deserted beaches that are well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Great beach to get away from traffic, restaurant etc. There isn't anything here but if that is what you want then it is bliss.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This wonderful area is a highlight in Sicily. Spectacular beaches. Little infrastructure and tourism info.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Interesting old tuna processing buildings - much older than you think - and good beaches away from it all, so no sun beds, beach cafes etc. watch out for the pink flamingoes

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We went to Vendicari in August. The road is unkept and parking is rather difficult if you go on a busy day. There is a lovely walk to the beach, with observation spots for birds. Unfortunately when we went the water in the lake was pretty much dried up, and very few birds were there. This didn't really bother us-... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I went to Vendicari, more specifically the beach Cala Mosche, in early August with my girlfriend. In spite of a rather poor road to get there and the overwhelming abundance of fellow beachgoers, I cannot subtract a star from my rating, simply because the beach itself is pristine.! Upon leaving the mainroad to enter the park, the road turns to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Worth the effort of driving to, even if the turn off doesn't look like one. During weekday the beach was relatively quiet. The water was amazingly warm and utterly clear and it's not too deep. Definitely bring a beach umbrella as there's no shade. There is a little beach cafe with cheap yummy food but maybe don't rely on it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The place is nice, a good walk which takes you to the reserve as well as the beach. Quite hot, wear comfy shoes and clothing as it can get ugly. Went to see the old ruins which are part of the reserve itself.

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