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Vendicari Nature Reserve

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Sicily, Italy
+39 339 299 4857
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Rather disappointing when we were there

Much of this reserve was fences off -- and what was open was rather scruffy. We wanted to walk and... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
tommyzulu
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Beautiful water

You must have a car to access this place but it is off a main road about 20 minutes from Noto... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Hilary B
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“tuna” (10 reviews)
“bird hides” (4 reviews)
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Sicily, Italy
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+39 339 299 4857

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Much of this reserve was fences off -- and what was open was rather scruffy. We wanted to walk and swim and managed both only to a very limited extend. A few birds - a couple of storks egrets and flamingos.. and some very sea-weed...More

1  Thank tommyzulu
Reviewed 19 July 2017

You must have a car to access this place but it is off a main road about 20 minutes from Noto. There is a free car park next to a restaurant. It is a 5 minute walk to the entrance of the reserve. There is...More

Thank Hilary B
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This beach on the Reserve came highly recommended. After driving for a few miles on a dodgy unpaved road, we parked and walked a few hundred meters to the beach. Spectacular! Only thing is that it is a nudist beach. Very few had their costumes...More

1  Thank SusanWW386
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Very nice bird reserve and beach down narrow road with adequate parking in pield at end. 2 cafes provide food and drink. However there's a guy scamming tourists by pretending you've broken his door mirror on the narrow access road and asking for money. Suggest...More

6  Thank Jean T
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We spent an afternoon here today. Bring your binoculars (!) as there are several bird hides. We saw stilts, spoonbills, linnets, egrets flamingoes. There is also a well preserved ruin from several hundred years ago of a tuna processing building. The wild flowers are superb...More

1  Thank christinaco
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We went to Vendicari in early January when the weather in Sicily was terrible but the day we were at the reserve it was sunny and not too cold. The lack of car park at the entrance must cause problems. Also the unmarked wooden shed...More

1  Thank davidwenman
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Since so few people wrote about their winter visit experience, I want to let people know how stunning it is! The beach is quiet, the sun is warm, the birds (including pink flamingos) plentiful and the walking so nice! Our family of 4 stayed in...More

Thank 37enidw
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We visited the reserve in November so were not expecting to go swimming. Our purpose was to have a pleasant walk and try to spot some flamingos. We found the old tuna processing plant, long since deserted and enjoyed a pleasant walk along the footpath....More

Thank GreyPoundLondon
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We decided to drive there from Taormina to see the nature and watch some birds. But unfortunately there was nothing special to see. The nature is not impressive and there are really less birds especially no flamingos.

1  Thank misc-31
Reviewed 20 October 2016

As you'll see there are vast areas of Sicily that are dry and arid with not to much plant life going on. Off course there are vineyards and olive groves. The Vendicari nature reserve is much more naturalistic. As well as being a quiet area...More

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