Just under an hour drive from Casa di Frutta is the nature reserve “Oasis Faunistica di Vendicari”. The reserve was established in 1984 by the Sicilian Region. It is located between the towns of Noto and Pachino in the province of Syracuse, with an area of approximately 3200 acres of land.

It is a great place to hike, swim in the sea, take photos and just enjoy nature. Inside the reserve, an entire coastal ecosystem remains protected and undisturbed.

Frequently you will find yourself in front of breathtaking landscapes, thick vegetation that suddenly opens up to a crystalline sea, or to long and golden beaches, which in a few hundred yards become rocks overhanging a deep sea.

From the observation huts you can view Flamingos, Herons and Storks that stop here before reaching the final migratory destinations.

Bring water and a snack or lunch to be prepared to enjoy the day in a relaxed, quiet, natural environment. There is a park ranger at the entrance and a nominal fee is charged to enter the area.

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