Equipped Area Santa Maria del Focallo
From Pozzallo take the SP n. 67 in the direction of Santa Maria del Focallo - Marispica and Pachino. You pass the intersection that indicates Ispica and always on the same SP immediately after the tourist village Marispica, about 5 km from Pozzallo, on the left a very evident sign almost on the roadside indicates the presence of the equipped area marked by a grove and from a typical forest fence.
The equipped area is located inside a state-owned back-dunes grove with tree cover consisting of eucalyptus, pines and acacias, typical plants of the area which make the site very cool and shady. Wooden benches and tables made in special pitches in stone allow you to spend a few hours of relaxing rest and to be able to consume a sandwich, while fountains, toilets
and waste collection points furnish the area with a touch of refined naturalness.
The State Forestry of Santa Maria del Focallo is characteristic because it is built in banks of dunes not far from the sea and the presence of trees has allowed over time that these lands, which are inherently unstable, could have their own vegetational features.
The arboreal plants mentioned above are accompanied by various heliophilous species and among all the cuddly juniper, typical and exclusive of these coastal environments.
Samta Maria del Focallo wooded complex - Ispica
-> Absence of architectural barriers
of which 1 for disabled people
Possibility of picnics thanks to: 8 tables, for a total of 50 seats
5 points of non-drinking water
Height 100 m.
Department of Regional State Forestry Company
Provincial Office of the Ragusa 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