Nature reserve in Sicily

Sicily offers 76 nature reserves and 6 marine reserves

In Sicily, you will find breathtaking nature reserves, shaped by all the elements of nature. From the fire of the volcano Etna; the heat of the sun that dries the salt marshes of Trapani; the water that has eroded into the rocks of the Alcantara Gorges to the wind that blows over the nature reserve Laghetti di Marinello.

For nature lovers, Sicily is a dream. The most vegetated island in the Mediterranean offers spectacular flora and fauna. For wonderful walks to explore the varied vegetation in Sicily, the larger forest areas are ideal. Especially the forests of the nature reserves Parco delle Madonie or Parco dei Nebrodi impress with an enormous variety of species.

If you are more interested in the marine protected areas, we recommend the Aeolian Islands or a diving excursion around the nature reserve Piscina di Venere on Capo di Milazzo.

Volcano Etna ☀ UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

Volcano Etna

UNESCO World Heritage

The volcano Etna in Sicily is the highest active volcano in Europe, UNESCO World Heritage, a nature reserve and also a recommended winter sports area.

Zafferana Etnea, Catania

Saline di Trapani ☀ Nature reserve in Sicily

Saline di Trapani

Nature reserve

The Saline di Trapani e Paceco is a nature reserve at the west coast of Sicily. Besides Mediterranean flora and fauna, there is a saline work museum.

Nubia Paceco, Trapani

Gorges of Alcantara ☀ Nature reserve in Sicily

Gorges of Alcantara

Nature reserve

The gorges of Alcantara give us a unique scenery in the world, an unmissable and wonderful place.Ideal for the lovers of nature and excursions.

Gole Alcantara, Messina

Vendicari ☀ Nature reserve in Sicily


Nature reserve

Snorkeling in the crystal clear sea, bird watching or hiking in the nature - the nature reserve Vendicari in the south of Sicily offers a lot more.

Noto, Siracusa

Parco delle Madonie ☀ Nature reserve in Sicily

Parco delle Madonie

Nature reserve

Discover the wilderness of Parco delle Madonie! Immerse yourself in biodiversity, stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and outdoor adventures.

Castelbuono, Palermo

Parco dei Nebrodi ☀ Nature reserve in Sicily

Parco dei Nebrodi

Nature reserve

In the mountains of the Monti Nebrodi there is the largest wooded area in Sicily and one of the largest parks in Europe - the Parco dei Nebrodi.

Cesarò, Messina

Laghetti di Marinello ☀ Beach in Sicily

Laghetti di Marinello


The nature reserve Laghetti di Marinello offers one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Sicily. Ideal for surfing, hiking or swimming.

Patti, Messina

Piscina di Venere ☀ Nature reserve in Sicily

Piscina di Venere

Nature reserve

For hikers, nature enthusiasts, snorkelers, divers and explorers the Piscina di Venere on the Capo di Milazzo in Sicily is highly recommended.

Milazzo, Messina

Megaliths of Argimusco ☀ Monument in Sicily

Megaliths of Argimusco


The megaliths of Argimusco, the Sicilian Stonehenge, are impressive rock formations on a high plateau overlooking the volcano mount Etna.

Montalbano Elicona, Messina

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