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Cavagrande del Cassibile

Avola, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67450
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Fantastic drive from Avola and amazing views

We rode up to the reserve from Avola, hoping to hike down to the lakes. Unfortunately, there had... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
nanianaalmeida
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Msida, Malta
Resfeber experience

After reading the reviews, my family were really reluctant to explore this hidden beauty but the... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Cooqei J
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Hawaii
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
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“great walk” (5 reviews)
“fresh water” (4 reviews)
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Avola, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We rode up to the reserve from Avola, hoping to hike down to the lakes. Unfortunately, there had been a landslide and the trekks were closed, but the drive from Avola is stunning, and the views were amazing nonetheless.

Thank nanianaalmeida
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews, my family were really reluctant to explore this hidden beauty but the resfeber was pretty overwhelming. So we head south from Catania we drove via Canicatinni Bagni in about 1h15m in a more relax cruise instead of Avola which we took...More

Thank Cooqei J
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a stunningly beautiful and impressive spectacle of nature that we enjoyed 41 years ago when we were fitter. But it was worth returning. Dramatic scenery that you won't ever forget

Thank writer5
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The climb down to the bottom of the gorge was by a stony narrow path but the reward is a series of refreshing pools to have a dip in.The climb back up is a bit tortuous but there's cool drinks and snacks to be had...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This place is worth spending at least half a day. You will have to descend almost 300m over a 2 km long very rough path of which 1/5 consists out of rather slippery ‘stairs’ covered with rocks and pebbles. It takes about 40 minutes to...More

1  Thank Bert V
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The place in very nice and the water is clean and chilly. If you go there do not forget to take fresh water with you. You badly need good shoe in order to climb safely. I do not recommend it with small kids under 6...More

Thank Botond1959
Reviewed 15 September 2017

It takes half an hour to get to the water and the same or longer back in the heat, but it is worth every step! Amazing experience, postcard views and clear spring water to swim in.

Thank Creamy7777
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is such a unique place to visit if you're near Siracusa. Parking is EUR 3 and there's a fair number of people who go (if you need the crowd confirmation). This is a real hike - the hike back can be challenging if you're...More

2  Thank mogrady83
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We went there in 8 and when we arrived was really crowded. No sign of any kind of security around, so basically someone needed to stay all time close to our bags. Not a good place for kids cause rocks are really slippery, we found...More

Thank Daniele R
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We were so glad we visited this canyon. It took us about an hour to get down to the bottom and another hour back up (!!) but for us well worth it. The pools are awesome - just what you need after a hot hike...More

Thank Catdaz45
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Jelena C
10 December 2017|
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Response from Botond1959 | Reviewed this property |
Officially it is closed for tourism but everybody goes down.
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YU Q
13 September 2016|
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Response from Davide_Cuda | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yu Q. Valletiana is right. The main access to the most known part of the Cava Grande(Scala Cruci) has been officially closed to the public for the past 2 years due to a fire that burned most of the southern side of the... More
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YU Q
13 September 2016|
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Response from Jerry C | Reviewed this property |
I think the easiest way is to rent a scooter. so you are more independent.
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