Monte Sara state-owned equipped area
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Monte Sara state-owned equipped area

Along the Sciacca-Agrigento highway, take the crossroads for Cattolica Eraclea.
Before arriving in this Municipality, after a level crossing, on the left follow the track of the white road with signs indicating "Monte Sara equipped area" and, after about 2 Km. Of path inside the wooded area, you will see the infrastructures of the equipped area built in an undergrowth of Mediterranean eucalyptus and pine trees as well as cypresses and various trees. Interesting is the presence of the dwarf palm of natural origin. Benches and tables, fountains with water from a natural spring, toilets, a parking area and various cooking points are variously arranged in about 4 hectares of wooded land which, in a short time, became a destination for trips by school groups. Ribera and the neighboring municipalities.
The presence of this area has served not only as a tourist attraction, but also as a cultural message proposed by the Forestry, committed daily to defending the wooded heritage, which is everyone's heritage. The School has received the message and the attendance encourages the Administration to develop these areas.

Municipality: Ribera
<!– 7900
-> Presence of architectural barriers
3 toilet
including 1 for the disabled
1 games: pétanque field
Possibility of picnics thanks to: 10 cooking points, 40 tables, for a total of 480 seats
10 points of non-drinking water

Height: 350 m.


Managing Body

Department of Regional State Forestry Company

Provincial Office of the Agrigento Company

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Forest populations with native speciesWC BBQBowls field

Waste basketsChurchAbaziaEndemic FaunaFloraEndemicLittle Fountains

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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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