RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTI DI PALAZZO ADRIANO E VALLE DEL SOSIO Apri
Loc. BURGIO - 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 .
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).
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.
Loc. STRADA PROVINCIALE 68, REALMONTE, AGRIGENTO, ITALY - SICILIA
39 Km from IL MARCHESE
Area Siculiana, Agrigento
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.
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 ˛ and a population density of 46 inhab. / Km ˛. 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. RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTE GENUARDO E S.MARIA DEL BOSCO - 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.
Agrigento (whose name derives from the Arabic Girgenti, original name of the city until 1197) is one of the provincial capitals of the region Sicily. It is located on a hill in the southern coast of the island and is famous for being one of the archaeological and tourist centers of Italy. Agrigento was founded in the sixth century a.c. Greeks of Rhodes (as Akragas) and was one of the most important city of Magna Grecia. It was later destroyed and sacked by the Carthaginians and later conquered by the Romans. Later it was ruled by the Vandals, Goths and Byzantines, and spent a period of serious economic decline. Later it was under the rule of the Arabs by which repurchase economic and commercial importance. In 1086 it was occupied by the Normans and became a bishopric. In the following centuries it was dominated by the Aragonese and then by the Spanish. In 1817 he became a province of Sicily and was one of the first Sicilian city to arise after the proclamation of Salemi Garibaldi: in 1860 joined the Kingdom of Italy. Things to see: The Valley of the Temples: In Agrigento is one of the archaeological sites of the most important and best preserved Greek civilization to the world. The Valley of the Temples is located in the southern part of the city and consists of several temples that date back to the fifth century a.c. These temples are in Doric style and oriented east to respect the principle that the statue representing the gods (at the entrance of the temple) was fully illuminated by the sun at dawn.
This valley presents the various temples of various deities almost aligned with each other; covering the area you can admire the 'Temple of Olympian Zeus' built in honor of Zeus for victory of Agrigento against the Carthaginians; the 'Temple of Heracles' which is oldest in this place, the 'Temple of Concord', the only one to be received fully intergovern, the 'Temple of Hera Lacinia' built around the fifth century a.c. And then set on fire by the Carthaginians. The Valley of the Temples has been d a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. Hellenistic Roman Quarter: the archaeological site of the Valley of the Temples also includes the Roman Hellenistic district; it is a complex of dwellings with mosaics and decorative flooring of the I-II century d.c. of which it is still visible the urban layout. Cathedral: the original building was built by the Normans in the eleventh century but has undergone alterations in the XIII-XIV century and then later restored in 1966. And 'structured on three naves and the central one has a beautiful wooden beamed ceiling with figures of saints and apostles. The choir is rather full Baroque style: decorated with angels and golden garlands. Abbazia di Santo Spirito: this church dates from the thirteenth century and has a facade with a Gothic portal surmounted by a beautiful rose window. The interior is predominantly Baroque style. There are preserved some reliefs depicting the Nativity, the Flight into Egypt, and the Presentation of Jesus
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 .
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.
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
Excursions and attractions in SICILIA close to SCIACCA Ribera Contessa Entellina:
'RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTI DI PALAZZO ADRIANO E VALLE DEL SOSIO'
'PARCO DEI MONTI SICANI'
'ARANCIA DI RIBERA D.O.P.'
'SCALA DEI TURCHI'
'RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTE GENUARDO E S.MARIA DEL BOSCO'
'WWF: OASI TORRE SALSA'
'RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA MONTE CAMMARATA'
'VALLE DEL BELICE'
'RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA FOCE DEL FIUME PLATANI'
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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VIA FRATELLI LO BOJ 10
92019 - SCIACCA - SICILIA - ITALIA
Area Ribera Contessa Entellina
VAT Code 02616580847
Altitude: 62 meters above sea level
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