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Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile

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Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67450
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Hidden gem not without sacrifice

Although officially closed, someone has helpfully installed some plastic crates to aid you in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Zeena V
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London, United Kingdom
Stunning scenery and swimming opportunities

Having seen reviews saying that this reserve is officially closed, we were unsure about whether a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sue J
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Hobart, Australia
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hiking shoes” (4 reviews)
“main trail” (2 reviews)
“great drive” (2 reviews)
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Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 67450
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"hiking shoes"
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"main trail"
in 2 reviews
"great drive"
in 2 reviews
"reasonable level of fitness"
in 2 reviews
"path leading"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 3 reviews
"lots of water"
in 2 reviews
"wear good shoes"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 2 reviews
"wild flowers"
in 2 reviews
"sunny day"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"hike"
in 23 reviews
"canyon"
in 14 reviews
"nature"
in 16 reviews
"trainers"
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Reviewed yesterday

Although officially closed, someone has helpfully installed some plastic crates to aid you in hopping over the gate. The view on the way down is beautiful, but the steps are very uneven, slippery and on quite a steep gradient. It took us about 40 minutes...More

Thank Zeena V
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Having seen reviews saying that this reserve is officially closed, we were unsure about whether a visit was currently possible or not, but read enough to suggest that it was worth risking it. When we arrived and had paid our 3 euros to the carpark...More

Thank Sue J
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

For nature lovers the Riserva Naturale is fantastique, wonderful views in the mountains, also to the sea, many gorges, like canyon; you must have good footingshoes, water, and your phone.

1  Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

the place is simply amazing. We went in April when everything was so green and nice. One has to go on a sunny day because the path is totally created by the nature and if its raining it may be slippery or completely no accessible....More

6  Thank Ewa B
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

the place is of extreme beauty but it is a valley which is accessed after an exhausting descent. If you are not willing to take more than an hour to get off and just to go back ......... give up!

Thank Anthonyblacker
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

amazing views, good parking, very accessible. great drive up, worth the long walk down. take some water.

Thank pavvickers
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Just got back from hiking throughout the area. No problem with access at multiple points. The scenery is beautiful. Most of the caves aren't of much interest, but seeing the doors cut into the stone is impressive. Don't bother hiking to specific caves, as they...More

2  Thank SalamatJalan
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Its quite a drive up winding roads to get here. The views from the top are spectacular. The gateway to the walking paths is padlocked and you are warned that the paths are unsafe and you will be fined if you climb the gate and...More

Thank BattyBebington
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

A good place to spend a whole day. I recommend the descent in the morning and the climb at the earliest in the late afternoon. Be sure to bring enough drinks and sunscreen! This dreamily clear water is an indescribable pleasure especially on hot summer...More

2  Thank lesti2066
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

It's a long way down and up again but well worth the effort. When you get to the bottom you can walk along the stream for a short stretch and enjoy the pools that form in places. It's all very pretty and unspoilt.

Thank Doreen S
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15Claire15
30 December 2016|
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Response from Brandon S |
I wouldn't plan on it. Public transportation here is rather spotty.
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