Zingaro Reserve (EUAP0382)
RNO extension = Oriented Nature Reserve
WDPA / EUAP Codes: 6051 EUAP0382
- Former Provinces concerned: Drills
- Municipalities concerned: Castellammare del Golfo, San Vito lo Capo
- Extension: 1.656,38 Ha
- Establishment decree: Art. 33 lr 98/81 (lr 98/81 and lr 16/96)
- Managing Body: Regional Department of State Forests Company
Description and tourist information:
The Reserve was established with the Regional Laws 98/81 and 16/96, extends in the western part of the Gulf of Castellammare, in the peninsula of San Vito Lo Capo which overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea between Castellammare del Golfo and Trapani, has of 1600 hectares (all in zone A) and largely falls within the municipality of San Vito Lo Capo and to a lesser extent in the municipality of Castellammare; it extends along 7 km of coast and is a true paradise of nature due to the great variety of natural environments present. The coast opens onto the sea with high and jagged limestone walls, interrupted by coves, rocky ravines and caves. The altitude of its peaks varies from 610 m above sea level at Pizzo Passo del Lupo to 913 at Monte Speziale.
The Reserve has two entrances, one from Scopello (main entrance, better equipped in terms of hospitality) and one from San Vito Lo Capo.
In-depth information sheet Description, flora, fauna and site information
Card insertion: Ignatius Caloggero
Photos and videos: web
Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Web
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