Sicily offers 76 nature reserves and 6 marine reserves

In Sicily you will find breathtaking nature reserves shaped by all natural elements. From the fire of the volcano Etna or the heat of the sun that dries the salt marshes of Trapani, to the water that has gnawed into the rock of the gorges of Alcantara, to the wind that sweeps over the nature reserve Laghetti di Marinello.

For nature lovers, Sicily is a dream. The island with the most vegetation in the Mediterranean offers spectacular flora and fauna. For wonderful hikes to explore the varied vegetation of Sicily, the larger forest areas are ideal. Especially the forests of the nature reserves Monti Nebrodi and Monti Madonie impress with an enormous variety of plants.

For those who are more interested in the marine reserves, we recommend the Aeolian Islands or a diving excursion around the Piscina di Venere on the Capo di Milazzo.

UNESCO World Heritage Volcano Etna

Volcano Etna
UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

The volcano Etna in Sicily is the highest active volcano in Europe, UNESCO World Heritage and a nature reserve a unique flora and fauna.

Zafferana Etnea, Catania, Sicily, Italy

Nature reserve Gorges of Alcantara

Gorges of Alcantara
Nature reserve in Sicily

The gorges of Alcantara give us a unique scenery in the world, an unmissable and wonderful place.Ideal for the lovers of nature and excursions.

Motta Camastra, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Nature reserve Vendicari

Nature reserve in Sicily

Snorkeling in the crystal clear sea, bird watching or hiking in the nature - the nature reserve Vendicari in the south of Sicily offers a lot more.

Noto, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Beach Laghetti di Marinello

Laghetti di Marinello
Beach in Sicily

Patti, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Nature reserve Piscina di Venere

Piscina di Venere
Nature reserve in Sicily

For hikers, nature enthusiasts, snorkelers, divers and explorers the Piscina di Venere on the Capo di Milazzo in Sicily is highly recommended. 

Milazzo, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Nature reserve Saline di Trapani

Saline di Trapani
Nature reserve in Sicily

The Saline di Trapani e Paceco is a nature reserve at the west coast of Sicily. Besides Mediterranean flora and fauna, there is a saline work museum.

Nubia Paceco, Trapani, Sicily, Italy