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Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile

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Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67450
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We had a lovely walk down to the pools and back

On a sunny day this walk is a delight... We parked and walked down to the bottom of the gorge and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom

The place is extraordinarily beautiful. However, you need to know that we are talking about 40 to... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Bucharest, Romania
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  • Average3%
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Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67450
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a sunny day this walk is a delight... We parked and walked down to the bottom of the gorge and then along for a while coming to two lovely white rock pools where you could bathe. The water is cool, but if the sun...More

Thank tommyzulu
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The place is extraordinarily beautiful. However, you need to know that we are talking about 40 to 50 minutes to get down on the gravel, it's not comfortable and you have to have adequate shoes to go through the route. Otherwise you risk slipping. The...More

Thank LoredanaHo
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited on a day that was over 100 degrees. Worth the hike up and down but be aware it is a very difficult hike. You'll need good hiking shoes and LOTS of water. Hike is very steep and the path is...More

Thank andrewmittiga .
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

All four of us loved this. My kids are 10 and 13, the hike took 45mins down, 50 back. You need a reasonable level of fitness, but absolutely worth it- gorgeous, refreshing cool pools, excellent jumping points, and a very reasonable cafe at the top...More

1  Thank alexp76
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Its not really mentioned how its a 1 hour hike to get close and one hour hike to get back up to ur car. U have to climb a steep mountainside which they tend to forget to mention

1  Thank Zsombor K
Reviewed 19 June 2017

It was one hour long trip down there and one hour long trip up back. But the river down was very refreshing and the place is amazing!

Thank Lukáš M
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We had trouble finding the entrance, as it is very poorly signposted. It would therefore be used mostly by locals. The entrance we used was only of a moderate to steep grade, and not dangerous. We'd heard that another entrance had been closed because of...More

1  Thank Archaeowater
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This is such a beautiful place. Be prepared for the hike and take plenty of water. It does get busy, especially at weekends. Aim to get there by 10.30 for a few quieter hours! You have to go for a dip too! Not recommended for...More

Thank Miss L
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place! It took is 45 minutes to go down, please wear good shoes!! Beautiful place to spend a couple of hours. The way back was hard, but it was worth it

Thank Krissie C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

My wife and I visited the Cavagrande del Cassibile near Noto during a two-week vacation in Sicily. We went there as it was recommended in our guide book. However, what the guide book did not mention was that from the car park at the top...More

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