RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA FOCE DEL FIUME PLATANI Apri
Loc. RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA FOCE DEL FIUME PLATANI, ITALY - SICILIA
18 Km from IL MARCHESE ***
Area , Ribera, Siculiana
The Mouth of the River Nature Reserve Platani is a protected natural area of Sicily established July 4, 1984 by the Sicilian Region for the following reasons: To ensure the preservation of birdlife population, assisting the recovery of the Mediterranean, associations and halophilic dunes. This reserve is made up of a total area of about 206 hectares which intersects the mouth of the River Plane trees, and in the territories of Ribera Eraclea Cattolica (AG). The oasis skirts the promontory of Capo Bianco, home of the ancient Greek town of Eraclea Minoa. The protected area is home to numerous species of birdlife that is permanent migration
Altitude: 212 mt. a.s.l. Area Roccamena, Contessa Entellina, San Cipirello
Poggioreale ( Puggiuriali in Sicilian) is an Italian town of 1,576 inhabitants in the province of Trapani in Sicily. The village is 67 km from Trapani , 61 km from Palermo , 120 km from Agrigento is situated on a hilly area (approximately 150 m above sea level) in the Belice Valley , near the river of the same name . It has an area of 37 km ² and a population density of 46 inhab. / Km ². The name comes from the Latin Poggioreale podus regalis (or Poggio del Re ). The town was founded as an agricultural center in 1642 by the Marquis of Gibellina Bite Francis , who in 1643 received the title of Prince of Poggioreale . In 1968 there was a violent shock that hit the Belice Valley destroying the city . Ruins remain , even today , bear witness to the life before 1968 . After the earthquake , it was decided not to restore these ruins believing their recovery uneconomical and potentially dangerous. The town was rebuilt a few kilometers downstream , with modern and futuristic ( for the time) .
In the time it has given rise to a tourist passing by, interested in the splendid ruins of the old city , called by some The Ghost town , destroyed by the earthquake of 1968 , but remained miraculously intact in the road network and in some the most representative buildings . At the Public Library is home to an ethno-anthropological museum of country life , and are also exposed some of the finds recovered during the excavations of Monte Castellazzo . In the new center you can admire the new Piazza Elymian by Paolo Portuguese, The Bus Stop and the Chapel of St. Anthony Franco made by Pure .
RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTE GENUARDO E S.MARIA DEL BOSCO
RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTE GENUARDO E S.MARIA DEL BOSCO Apri
Loc. CONTESSA ENTELLINA - SICILIA
21 Km from IL MARCHESE ***
Area Roccamena, Burgio, Ribera
The natural aspect of the reserve represents what remains of the ancient forests that once covered these areas, but not all. Within the protected area there are different environments: Monte Genuardo (1,180 m), the area of Santa Maria del Bosco and Bosco Location of the Pomo, but the whole area, from the geological point of view, is affected by slow and massive landslides that by associating the action of surface erosion of rocks, led to the formation of huge boulders and disjointed, the largest of which is found the settlement of Adranon.
The Scala dei Turchi (Italian: Stair of the Turks) is a rocky cliff on the coast of Realmonte, near Porto Empedocle, southern Sicily, Italy. It has become a tourist attraction due to its unusual white color, as well as by its mention in Andrea Camilleri's series of detective stories about Commissario Montalbano.
The Park of the Sicani Mountains, fifth protected area of the island, between the provinces of Agrigento and Palermo, includes four precious reserves falling in the valley of Sosio, Palazzo Adriano, Carcaci Monte, Monte Genuardo and Monte Cammarata. The park headquarters have been identified in the municipalities of Bivona and Palazzo Adriano. Twelve municipalities involved.
The Sicani Mountains, limestone reliefs with shares generally exceed 1,000 m above sea level up to 1,578 m of Monte Cammarata and the 1436 Monte delle Rose, show a remarkable complexity of environments and microclimates, from which a great floristic richness and situations forest.
From the botanical point of view has in fact been found to contain over 700 plant species listed forty endemic.
From one point of view only in the forest, the particular features of the park are:
- The important ecological and environmental value of natural areas
- The high biodiversity landscapes
- The re-naturalization of plants artificial conifer and use of
biomass with a view to production management and impetus to alternative energy resources. The natural forest is, in large part, consists of formations oak Mediterranean, especially of Holm and pubescent that, with the inclusion of other species and a rich undergrowth, form a wooded complex-rich natural aspects interesting, from the environmental point of view , geo-botanical and landscape.
Even as regards the fauna, the territory Sicanian, in relation to its morphology, presents somewhat different habitats that allow the presence of numerous and important animal species and in particular of waterfowl (to detect the presence of the hawk, of Bonelli and Sicilian Rock Partridge).
RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTI DI PALAZZO ADRIANO E VALLE DEL SOSIO
RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTI DI PALAZZO ADRIANO E VALLE DEL SOSIO Apri
Loc. RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTI DI PALAZZO ADRIANO E VALLE DEL SOSIO, ITALIA - SICILIA
24 Km from IL MARCHESE ***
Area Contessa Entellina, Ribera, Cammarata
Here reside the oldest fossils and precious of Sicily, and have built up stratified since the Permian and that go to make up the limestone cliffs. These foraminifera, sponges, bryozoans, brachiopods, ammonites, trilobites and ostracods, all marine animals lived in one arm of the archaic Tethys Ocean, the ancestor of the Mediterranean current, which is wedged in the continent of Pangaea before it was fragmented into the current continents .
Loc. RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTE CAMMARATA, LOCALITA' SAN GIOVANNI GEMINI, SAN GIOVANNI GEMINI AG, IT - SICILIA
43 Km from IL MARCHESE ***
Area Alia, Burgio, Montemaggiore Belsito
The picnic area Savochello-Monte Cammarata is located in a beautiful pine forest with a recreational area for children, which can accommodate up to 300 visitors. To get there, follow the road that leads from Santo Stefano di Quisquina Cammarata. Once at the forest domain called Ledera, marked by specific signs, we must take the only road that leads to the top of the mountain. The area is also equipped with toilets, cooking areas, bike paths and nature trails.
The oil Valle del Belice, extra virgin olive oil is a denomination of protected origin.
The Belice valley is an area of the province of Trapani represented by the municipalities of Castelvetrano (the more common), Campobello di Mazara, Gibellina, Santa Ninfa, Partanna and other minors. This area is united by the prevalence, especially in the municipalities of Castelvetrano and Campobello, the Nocellara del Belice, a cultivar dual purpose, that is capable of producing both table olives and for olio.Si is an extra virgin olive oil produced by at least 70% from olives of the variety called Nocellara Belice. The oil has a maximum acidity of 0.50% and a density of average value. Its color is green with yellow gold and has a scent of olive just shattered with hints of grass. Its flavor is fruity, just slightly bitter and spicy with a hint of almond, artichoke and green tomato. The production of Valle del Belice happens in the area of Valle del Belice obtained from the milling of the olives produced in the groves that fall in the municipalities of the province of Trapani: Gibellina, Poggioreale, Partanna, Castelvetrano, Campobello di Mazara, Salemi, Salaparuta and Santa Ninfa. He gained national recognition with DM September 29, 1998 published in the Official Gazette no. 250 of 26 October 1998 and the European registration with the EC Regulation. 2325/97 gazetted European L322 / 97 of 2 July 1997.
The Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) identifies the name of a product whose production, processing and preparation must take place in a defined geographic area and characterized by a recognized know-how.
A native of Ribera, the cultivation of the Orange Ribera PDO (Riberella) extends into the territories of 14 municipalities of the province of Agrigento. Its production begins in the first week of November with the variety Navelina and continues from December until the end of May, with the Brazilian variety and Washington Navel.
The Arancia di Ribera, pleasant taste, is a blonde pulp and seedless. It contains vitamin A, B1, B2, vitamin C, minerals and sugars. It has nutritional components well balanced, easily absorbed and easy to digest. Just one orange to meet the daily requirement of vitamin C which is an antioxidant and helps to strengthen the immune tem. It can be eaten as a fresh fruit or as juice. Indicated for use in the kitchen in the preparation of aperitifs, digestives, in the first and second courses. Excellent salads, oranges, sweets and desserts. That's fine also consumed in the evening because of its high digestibility.
The WWF Torre Salsa extends between Siculiana Marina and Eraclea Minoa in a pristine area where chalk cliffs alternate with calcareous marl and where you play undisturbed sea turtle Caretta caretta .
The Oasis is located in the Municipality of Siciliana (Ag) .
The area is the oasis of 762 hectares in which the chalk cliffs plunging into the sea with waters rich in flora and fauna and unspoilt beaches .
Within a wetland and the Torre Salsa, an ancient watchtower .
The Natural Reserve of Torre Salsa extends between Siculiana Marina and Eraclea Minoa in a pristine area where the chalk cliffs alternate with calcareous marl , sometimes covered by layers of clay.
The herbaceous and bushy vegetation that covers the environment, sometimes inaccessible , allowing access to the beautiful beach by narrow paths among the rocks. The sea is crystal clear and the lush backs of rich flora and fauna.
The area is characterized by soft terraces, from the large depression in the morass , and from the cliff morphology tormented .
The landscape of cliffs , impressive in its glow , the soul forms rugged and picturesque extremely original , offering multiple and varied scenic views .
The coastline of the reserve, about six kilometers long , is characterized by stretches of coast where high emerge blue clays , with layers of limestone shoals of chalk , marl white eroded by the wind forming the cliffs overhanging and loose sand in the lower sections which are coastal dunes .
La Torre Salsa , an ancient watchtower , is located in the heart of the reserve and dominates the top of a small hill which shows , where the process of erosion is more intense , the white calcareous marl .
On the sea, a jagged rocky plateau that alternates with sandy beaches, creating a myriad of paths where fish dart between fast and slow algae crustaceans find shelter .
Excursions and attractions in SICILIA close to SCIACCA Ribera Contessa Entellina:
'RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA FOCE DEL FIUME PLATANI'
'RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTE GENUARDO E S.MARIA DEL BOSCO'
'SCALA DEI TURCHI'
'PARCO DEI MONTI SICANI'
'RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTI DI PALAZZO ADRIANO E VALLE DEL SOSIO'
'RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTE CAMMARATA'
'VALLE DEL BELICE'
'ARANCIA DI RIBERA D.O.P.'
'WWF: OASI TORRE SALSA'
Sicily is the largest Italian Island, separated from the continent by the Strait of Messina and lapped by the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas.
It is one of the pearls of Southern Italy and can be discovered, understood and experienced through a series of itineraries dedicated to all tastes ranging from nature to history and tradition.
Nature seems to have endowed all of its wonders to this land: mountains, hills and above all the Mediterranean Sea, with its incredible colours, its crystal-clear water and the beauty of its seabeds, in no way inferior to those of other seas.
Here, the Mediterranean Sea, with its many little islands scattered around the coasts of Sicily, offers unique and intense sceneries, scents and flavours of an uncontaminated nature. Last but not least, are the great volcanoes, symbols of the irresistible exuberance of this incredibly charming region. The fascination of this region grows with the precious archeological vestiges that tell the story of the ancient origins of Trinacria (ancient name for Sicily).
The provinces of the region are: Palermo (regional capital), Agrigento, Catania, Caltanissetta, Enna, Messina, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani.
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