Cavolata state-owned equipped area
From Castroreale reach the hamlet of Rafia about 7 km away. From here, head towards the groups of pines and deciduous forest species that herald the entrance to the state property; continue for a few hundred meters and on the left you will find, almost on the road, the equipped area we wanted to reach. The accommodation facilities are few
but welcoming: a single fire point, tables with benches, a fountain with water and other comforts, are all there is. Despite these structural deficiencies, the area is a popular destination for many Sunday day-trippers and in summer in particular for scout groups from different locations on the island, representing an almost obligatory stopping place in an itinerary that allows you to cross this suggestive part of the Peloritani . The panoramic position of the area allows a view of the Longano stream which gives its name to the Montano Basin.
BM Longano complex
Vegetation type: Pineta
Toilets for the disabled: 0
Cooking points: 4
Drinking water points: 1
Non-drinking water points: 0
Height 400 m.
Department of Regional State Forestry Company
Messina Provincial Office
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Note on Sources
The information on the equipped state-owned areas has as its main source the Internet site of the Regional Forestry Department of Sicily (constantly updated) to which is added a very interesting brochure entitled "The State Equipped Areas in Sicily" of the same department published in 1999 with the Editorial Coordination of the 8th Group - Promotion, Development and Research, editors Agostino Gatto and Valeria Restuccia. Further information was obtained from direct access to the areas and from interviews with experts and operators in the sector.
For official information and updates to the lists, please refer to the pages of the site of the Sicily region - Department of the Regional State Forestry Company