Vendicari - Nature reserve in Sicily

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.


The nature reserve Vendicari by the sea in the south of Sicily

The nature reserve Vendicari is 1.450 hectare large and located in the south of Sicily, between Lido di Noto and San Lorenzo. It is one of the most important resting places in the Mediterranean Sea for birds such as flamingos, cormorants, herons, and storks. Here you will find many observation huts, which are a true paradise for bird lovers. But also sunbathers and passionate snorkelers will love the nature reserve Vendicari.

The nature reserve was established in 1984. You will find here a mixture of lagoons, sand dunes, nature trails, rocky coasts and sandy beaches. As well as various archaeological sites, such as an old tuna fishing factory (tonnara), old fishermen houses and a tower known as "Torre Sveva" from the 15th century.

For a trip to the nature reserve Vendicari you should take with you bathing clothes, drinking water, a small snack, as well as a photo camera, binoculars, and sun protection. Dogs are forbidden in the nature reserve.

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There are four entrances to the nature reserve. Choose the most suitable entrance for you according to your interests. From the main entrance, located on Strada Provinciale 19, you can reach the fine sandy beaches in ten minutes.

Vendicari Entrance - Main Entrance
Places of interest: Torre Sveva - Tonnara - Vendicari beach.

Entrance Eloro
Places of interest: Ancient Greek ruins of the city of Eloro - Eloro beach - Marianelli beach

Entrance Calamosche
Places of interest: Calamosche beach - Marianelli beach

Entrance Citadel
Places of interest: Trigona Bizantina - Cittadella Maccari - Necropoli Bizantine - San Lorenzo beach

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Here are the coordinates for your GPS:

  • Latitude: 36.801326629010
  • Longitude: 15.094665530487

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