Zingaro Natural Reserve in the north-west of Sicily

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Visit Zingaro Natural Reserve

The Natural Reserve of Zingaro (created in 1981 and covering more that 1600 hectares) is situated to the north-west of Sicily and north of Scopello, from where the southern end of the reserve is accessed.

It is one of the most attractive and unspoiled regions of the island, and contains a great deal of attractive scenery, much along the coast. It is a very popular place for walking and for discovering quiet attractive beaches.

Extending several kilometres along the coast, the small beaches are interspersed with impressive rocky outcrops and backed by low mountains, while small rocky islets in the sea add to the beauty.

The Zingaro Reserve is pedestrian only so your exploration will be on foot.

There are several beaches within the designated area. Most people only walk as far as the first, at Punta della Capreria, and the others further north are much quieter so the extra effort is recommended.

The reserve is a treasure trove for plant and wildlife enthusiasts and walkers who will see many species of plant and birdlife not commonly found elsewhere, all set in lovely scenery. Several walks are waymarked at Zingaro for the better enjoyment of a visit.

Along the coast in the Zingaro Natural reserve you will also see various old houses and workshops, now abandoned - these remain from the days when the coast here was active in the local tuna fishing industry and from small scale farming enterprises.

You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.

See also:

Map of Zingaro Natural Reserve and places to visit

Places to visit near Zingaro Natural Reserve

San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo is a popular seaside resort.

San Vito lo Capo guide

Castellammare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo is a small seaside resort set in a small bay with a harbour and a castle

Castellammare del Golfo guide

Segesta

Segesta

Segesta is a stunning 5th century Doric temple.

Segesta guide

Erice

Erice

Erice is one of the most beautiful villages of Sicily.

Erice guide

Alcamo

Alcamo

Alcamo has a popular Marina and an old town with a number of Baroque churches and a castle.

Alcamo guide

Paceco

Paceco

Paceco is close to the Salt Works Natural Park.

Paceco guide