Pilicelli state-owned equipped area
Coming from the SS 121 - Scorrimento Veloce Palermo Agrigento - take the junction for Mezzojuso, along the SP 55 Mezzojuso-Campofelice di Fitalia. Go through the village of Mezzojuso, following the signs for "Basiliano Monastery", then continue in the direction of the "Cardonera" district along a road that leads out of the town from the last houses of the village. This sinuous and in some points even narrow artery crosses alternately cultivated fields and groves of chestnut and oak trees, pass the Santa Lucia restaurant, a spring water fountain on the left and continue for over a kilometer.
When the asphalted road is interrupted, continue on the dirt road to the left, all uphill, until you reach a forest gate, inside which, about 200 meters away, is the equipped area we wanted to reach.
Cork oaks, ancient domestic pines and a varied array of Mediterranean scrub plants are the natural scenery of this small equipped area, which although difficult to reach, allows you to savor the true flavor of nature and enjoy the beauty of the forest at its most true essence.
Wooded complex "Ficuzza" - municipality of Mezzojuso
-> Presence of architectural barriers
Possibility of picnics thanks to: 25 cooking points, 18 tables, for a total of 108 seats.
Height: 800 m.
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 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