Monte Cane state-owned equipped area
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Monte Cane state-owned equipped area

Along the provincial road Trabia-Ventimiglia di Sicilia or vice versa, halfway, about 8 kilometers from both municipalities, a mountainous stick stands out in the territory, so as to give a mountainous aspect to the area.
This is the mountainous complex of Monte Cane and Pizzo Trigna which respectively 1220 and 1250 meters high represent a trait d'union between the Madonie mountains and the Rocca Busambra.
Two forest gates and the presence of pines and eucalyptus distinguish the Forestry Property in the part closest to the main road of indication, while the highest part and up to the summed areas is characterized by the presence of natural forest species, some of biogeographical value.
The equipped area built in the Gurgo district, near the second gate for those coming from Travia, close to the so-called “Lista di Mezzogiorno”, under pines and eucalyptus which were planted here around 1960.
The many tables and rustic benches are suitable for those who want to have a sandwich in the open air, while for adventurers the equipped area can certainly represent the starting point for embarking on a fascinating excursion in this territory that holds many surprises.
From bottom to top, pines, eucalyptus, oaks, ash trees, elms, the entire cortege of the Mediterranean scrub and even holly above a thousand meters, are the naturalistic richness of this area, an environment that has not suffered reckless anthropic influences and which therefore must be visited and enjoyed for what good it can transmit to us men of the third millennium.


“Monte Cane” wooded complex. “Lago Gurgo” Oriented Nature Reserve - municipality of Caccamo
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3 toilet
including 1 for the disabled
Possibility of picnics thanks to: 16 cooking points, 18 tables, for a total of 120 seats.

Height: 400 m. 

Managing Body

Department of Regional State Forestry Company

Provincial Office of the Palermo Company

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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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