Foleo state-owned equipped area
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Foleo state-owned equipped area

Continuing on the state road that led us to Acquarosa, after about three kilometers, we arrive at the equipped area of ​​Foleo.

The wooded cover of this area is made up of pines, chestnuts and at times also eucalyptus and acacias in multicolored composition of particular beauty and suggestion. Also interesting is the flora of the undergrowth, which is also rich in violets in spring.

The receptivity of the area is given by several wooden tables and benches, a cooking point, a fountain, and near the cooking point also by an oven that can be used if necessary to be able to make pizzas in the woods to be consumed at the moment. Wood is supplied free of charge by the Forestry Administration.

Attached to the area there is also a forest shelter used as a warehouse-shelter for work tools and a chapel dedicated to S. Giovanni Gualberto was built in the appurtenances.

Every year, before the summer, a kind of thanksgiving day is celebrated here by the forestry staff.

This area can also be reached from Barcelona by following the signs for Gaia. After passing the Miliardo district, continue along the asphalted road and after about 1 km a road on the left, slightly uphill, between characteristic tree-lined bends, takes us to the equipped area of ​​Foleo.

The proximity of this area to the inhabited centers soon made it one of the most popular.

Common: Barcelona Well of Gotto
Wooded Complex: BM Longano
Vegetation type:

Toilets: 0
Toilets for the disabled: 0
Cooking points: 4
Tables: 8
Seats: 80
Drinking water points: 1
Non-drinking water points: 0

Height 750 m.

Managing Body

Department of Regional State Forestry Company

Provincial Office of the Messina Company

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Forest populations with native speciesBBQChapelChurchAbazia

Endemic FaunaFloraEndemicLittle FountainsCar parking


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Note on Sources

The information on the equipped state-owned areas has as its main source the website of the Regional Forestry Department of Sicily (continuously 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, see the pages of the site of the Sicily region - Department of the Regional State Forestry Company

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