Pantano state-owned equipped area
From Colle San Rizzo, after passing the Forestry Detachment, in the direction of Castanea, at about 3 Km. You reach the restaurant "La Pineta". The equipped area was built in the immediate vicinity of this premises in state-owned clod located under the highway. Leave the car in the parking area near the restaurant, the equipped area can only be reached on foot, covering a hundred meters. At the moment it consists of some merry-go-rounds, swings and slides because benches and tables that have already been vandalized several times. Despite the scarce receptivity of the area, there is a considerable influx of visitors attracted by the coolness of the places and the goodness of the air. The arboreal cover of domestic pines and sparse eucalyptus, the latter planted following fires, make up the vault of this small but beautiful accommodation area.
Wooded Complex: Property of the Eastern Peloritani
Vegetation type: Pineta
Toilets for the disabled: 0
Cooking points: 3
Drinking water points:?
Non-drinking water points:?
Height 700 m.
Department of Regional State Forestry Company
Provincial Office of the Messina 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