Equipped area Santa Caterina
For greater ease it is advisable to reach this location from Lercara Friddi. Starting then from the aforementioned Municipality, take the SS 188 for Filaga-Prizzi. About 6 Km. On the left take the SP 36 for Castronovo di Sicilia. At about 3 Km., After having crossed agricultural land and then wooded land, on the right you will find the entrance to the S. Caterina equipped area, inserted in the homonymous wooded complex and marked by a carved wooden indicator table. The state-owned forest extends for about 60 hectares and is mainly made up of Mediterranean pines. In the equipped area located in a flat area, under the motorway for those heading towards Castronovo di Sicilia, wooden tables and benches, multiple cooking points, toilets, drinking water fountain from a local spring, swing, a bowling green, a "Pagliaro" and a "marked" sheep pen, built for educational purposes are some of the infrastructures
made usable by visitors and which give the area a particular, truly rural charm. During the year, it is the destination of groups of schoolchildren and scouts from the surrounding municipalities but also from all over Sicily. Located about 900 meters above sea level from it, it is possible to make excursions to the surrounding wooded areas, true green oases where the yellow color or the stubble or dry grass in summer are in sharp contrast with the color of the pines. From the viewpoint of the Baronaggio district, reachable by a forest road, it is also possible to see Monte Cammarata and the Dam of Lake Fanàco.
Wooded complex “Santa Caterina - municipality of Castronovo di Sicilia
-> Absence of architectural barriers
10 games: beam - swing
Possibility of picnics thanks to: 44 cooking points, 30 tables, for a total of 400 seats
2 points of non-drinking water
Height 900 m.
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Note : The population of the cards of the Heritage database proceeds in incremental phases: cataloging, georeferencing, insertion of information and images. The cultural property in question has been cataloged, georeferenced and the first information entered. In order to enrich the informative contents, further contributions are welcome, if you wish you can contribute by providing information and / or images also through the facebook group "Heritage Sicily"
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