Zingaro Reserve, the first Reserve established in Sicily

Crystal-clear waters and golden beaches: the Zingaro Reserve is an earthly paradise where you can relax and completely soak in nature. It is a protected territory, located in the northwestern part of Sicily, between the areas of San Vito lo Capoand Castellammare del Golfo.

The Zingaro Reserve is the first nature reserve to be established on the island. Established in 1981, this area covers a surface of more than 1,500 hectares: its coastal strip is about 7 kilometers long.

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Visit Enna, the Navel of Sicily!

Enna is the only Sicilian province that does not face the sea. Also known as Castrogiovanni, the city’s ancient name, Enna is located right in the center of the island, at about 900 meters above sea level: for this reason, it had been nicknamed “The Navel of Sicily” by the ancients. It is a centuries-old city with deep historical roots: a place rich in history and culture, with numerous monuments. Moreover, since 2004, Enna has been home to the fourth university hub in Sicily, Kore University.

A stay full of history and culture is waiting for you in this city: here is what you absolutely must visit if you find yourself in Enna!

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Five romantic towns in Sicily

With its thousand-year history and unique natural landscapes, Sicily is the perfect Island for celebrating love. Land and sea come together in an eternal and constant embrace; the viewpoints offer breathtaking panoramas, made even more spectacular by the intense light of the setting sun; characteristic streets and squares with imposing monuments are a perfect backdrop for a hand-in-hand stroll.

If you are deciding to give your sweetheart a romantic weekend, maybe for your anniversary or to make a memorable wedding proposal, here are five of the most romantic villages you can find in Sicily!

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The baroque cities of Val di Noto, a World Heritage Site

Located in the south east of Sicily, Val di Noto includes eight late baroque cities recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

The eight cities included in the valley are: Noto, Catania, Scicli, Ragusa, Militello in Val di Catania, Modica, Caltagirone and Palazzolo Acreide. These cities existed back in the Middle Ages, but then the earthquake of 1693 nearly destroyed them completely and they had to be rebuilt according to the stylistic and architectural style of that time.

If you are in Sicily, Val di Noto is a destination you must include in your itinerary: so here are some recommendations to make the most of these cities.

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Marsala, the city famous for the “Landing of the Thousand” and for fine wine

Marsala is the most populated town in the province of Trapani. Known for the historic landing of the Thousand led by Giuseppe Garibaldi, this city is also renowned worldwide for the production of its namesake wine.

A city with a great historical heritage, Marsala has a rich and varied natural landscape unique in the world.

If you would like to visit this incredible city, below you will find a list of monuments and attractions you may want to check out during your trip!

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The four WWF oases in Sicily

Sicily has a unique natural and landscape heritage. This immense environmental wealth must be protected and preserved from possible damage and neglect that could alter its beauty and the great biodiversity it encompasses. Precisely for this reason, the WWF has decided to establish four oases in Sicily, as well as recreating a solid network of volunteers in the territory aiming to protect the immense natural heritage of the island.

The four WWF oases in Sicily are represented by the Torre Salsa Oriented Reserve, the Saline of Trapani and Paceco, the Capo Rama Oriented Reserve and the Integral Reserve of Lago Preola and Gorghi Tondi.

So here is some more information about these wonderful places that can be included in the itinerary of your Island journey!

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Journey through the most beautiful caves of Sicily

Sicily is a spectacular land and has countless enchanting landscapes that definitely deserve to be visited.

Among these, there are many fascinating natural caves, with their mysterious atmosphere, ideal for adventurous people looking to explore uncontaminated nature.

It is impossible to make a complete list of all the caves on the island, so here are five beautiful and unique caves that you absolutely must include in your travel itinerary if you are in Sicily!

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What to see in Agrigento, the wonderful City of Temples

Agrigento is an ancient city founded around 580 BC by some settlers from the Greek islands of Crete and Rhodes. The settlers had baptized this city with the name of Akragas. The territory of Agrigento was inhabited by indigenous populations even before the arrival of the Greeks.

The name Agrigentum was given by the Romans that conquered the city during the Punic wars. Subsequently, it became Girgenti, renamed by the Normans, whose dominion was established after the Arabs and, at last, the official name was given in 1927.

Today Agrigento is also known as the City of Temples for its marvelous Valley, an immense archaeological wealth recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.

If you are planning to visit this wonderful city, here are some places you can’t miss during your trip!

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The four Regional Natural Parks of Sicily

Italian regional parks are protected natural areas, identified by the introduction of laws to safeguard the biodiversity of the area, the cultural resources and the landscape features within them.

There are four natural parks in Sicily: Etna Park, Madonie Park, Nebrodi Park and finally, Alcantara Fluvial Park.

These are areas where nature reigns supreme in all its splendor: here, you can find endemic plants, rare and even endangered wildlife. Green lungs, where time seems to have stopped, far from the chaotic and hectic city life.

Anthropogenic intervention is almost or completely non-existent. If you want to fully immerse yourself in nature and abandon the frenetic rhythms of everyday life, you absolutely have to visit these parks: here is some more information that could be useful for your eco-friendly trip!

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