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Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile

#4 of 125 things to do in Syracuse Features Animals
Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67450
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Beautiful attraction which however has been closed since June 2014

This is a beautiful natural reserve which requires stamina to go down and up the winding... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2015
John P
hard to find, no tourist information, fantastic

This is a beautiful natural place, you go down a windy road then to a dusty car park with little or... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2014
Melbourne, Australia
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Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67450
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

This is a beautiful natural reserve which requires stamina to go down and up the winding path. However, following a fire in June 2014, the place has been closed down. It is a pity. Nevertheless there is a beautiful site from the car park at...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 30 November 2014

This is a beautiful natural place, you go down a windy road then to a dusty car park with little or no signage. Then down a little track, the walk has fantastic views of this ancient cannon. Then once at the bottom WOW its fantastic....More

1  Thank Brucefil
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Out B&B owner phoned several times for information about closure to the tourst information there but mo one picked up the phone So we decided to go anyway. After a long trip to the Canyon- we got a detailed map description of the B&B owner...More

1  Thank herman p
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

The paths down to Cavagrande were closed when we got there, after disastrous fires in late June 2014. Plenty of disappointed visitors at the entrance looking down towards the stunning lakes far below, but the path is not safe so the guards can't let people...More

8  Thank Rinconette
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We found a small note about the Riserva Naturale Cavagrande del Cassibile in our guidebook (also known as Laghetti Di Cavagrande- sometimes it is just signed Cavagrande) and were so glad that we checked it out. If you'd like to combine a short hike with...More

7  Thank NMMc
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Truly stunning. Nature at it's most beautiful. I can't recommend a visit enough. However, it is a very testing walk (especially in high temperatures). It's a long way down, and it feels like a much longer way back up! Speaking as a 57 year old...More

5  Thank matthewshreeve
Reviewed 24 January 2014

A bit of a crazy mountain drive but a wonderful view once you get there. Plus a FREE sight for once in Sicily!

2  Thank katiebugstars
Reviewed 12 January 2014

It's a different kind of attraction in the town of Avola One of the most important rivers of the southeast, is considered the Canyon of Sicily. It is the spring of one of the most famous Sicilian water brands, Cavagrande.

1  Thank gipsyqueen419
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Without a map or anything to go off my husband & I set out to find this place .... Bad start. Make sure you know where you're going. Amateur error on our part. After driving around in circles for some time & then up an...More

1  Thank TashyR39
Reviewed 5 July 2013

It is, indeed, a beautiful place, but you must be well equipped. We went there in June, 2013, it was already hot outside, and I got quite sick at returning (not a nice experience..). You must have appropiate shoes, enough water, something to cover your...More

9  Thank Raluca-Ana
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30 December 2016|
Response from Brandon S |
I wouldn't plan on it. Public transportation here is rather spotty.