Vendicari is beautifully located along Sicily's Ionian coast south of Siracusa between Avola and Pachino , and it is considered the Europe's southernmost marshland, a majestic protected reserve which covers an extensive area. There are still some existing old structures , such as a late-medieval watch tower and some ancient Greek and Roman archaeological sites, but the building was prohibited on the private property bordering the preserve,since 1984. Vendicari is a perfect region for hiking,discovering and exploring, and the beach is also included there. The terrain consists of marshes and lagoons, covering most of its part.
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Vendicari Nature Reserve
The Vendicari Nature Reserve features an area of 1,500 hectares and has a very good location in the Syracuse Province between Noto and Marzamemi. The remarkable marshes in the reserve form an important staging post for the migratory birds especially during the migration season. The reserve also includes a number of archeological remains which are characterized by traces of storage jars from an old fishery and, nearby, the remains of a small necropolis. The town features a humid coastal climate and has a great biological importance thanks to the presence of different biotopes like rocky and sandy coastlines, Mediterranean scrub, marshes , salt pans, moorland and cultivated areas. The area has four access points that take the tourists to the reserve: one in the area of Eloro; one situated near Cava delle Mosche, where the famous Cala Mosche beach is located. The main entrance is located at the Torre Sveva where the main beach of the reserve is located. One more entrance is at Cittadella dei Maccari, the location of an ancient Byzantine settlement. Many species of birds such as waders, grey herons, flamingoes, wild ducks, seagulls, cormorants and black-winged stilts stop over at Vendicari. They take a pause here on their journey from the Sahara desert to their nesting grounds in the north of Europe. The best month for birds watching is December.
From all the superb beaches and stunning coastlines of the fabulous islands of Sicily we can recomend for sure the beaches in the Vendicari Nature Reserve located on the most southern part os Sicily’s east coast. This is because they are the least visited beaches in the entire island. Its untouched coastline provides a real miraculous mixture of sandy beaches, wonderful lagoons, and breathetaking views across the Mediterranean Sea. If you were here on a quite day you would have nothing more than two flamingo and the sun-kissed sand as company.
Verdicari has one of the wildest, uncontaminated beach included inside the Vendicari Reserve, representing a thin strip of golden sand bordered on one side by the colorful Mediterranean scrub and on the other side by crystal clear waters. Visiting the Vendicari Reserve is a great opportunity to discover Noto, also called the "stone garden", one of the most imposing Sicilian Baroque-style towns. A real unique experience would be to spend a long day at the Reserve and then to go on to Noto at sunset, the perfect time to see the play of light and shadows on the Baroque facades of churches and palaces. You can also try a few of the traditional local dishes in a characteristic restaurant. This fascinating town will offer unforgettable memories, unique and treasured landmarks, in a very pleasant atmosphere to you.
By Eugenia Cvasov
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The warm weather, the summer vacations awaken the dream in each of us and force even, many of us to think about a wonderful holiday at the seaside. Italy is a country that is famous for its unique beach resorts. Italian beaches are the best in the world. We suggest you to rest in Italy considering the following reasons.
Already a couple of decades, the Mediterranean beaches are among a battle for the flags. Before the swimming season, the “ Fondazione per l'educazione ambientale” (FEE), an international organization for the environmental education, in collaboration with COBAT and COOU, whose responsibilities include neutralization and recycling of lead wastes and refinery residues, distribute symbolic blue flag beaches between the recreational areas that meet stringent cleanliness standards and the requirements of eco-tourism. The action is called - Bandiere Vlu, which means "blue flags". That is why, Italy offers ecologically healthy areas, the most “ blue”, the cleanest and most pristine zones. And this is, in fact, due to the turmoil after the” blue flags”, that may seem like a silly child’s game but it has a big meaning for the coastal ecosystem.
The second reason to choose Italy is that Italian beaches compiles a list of beaches for the kids. This is a large sandy area with no rocks and no pebbles with crystal clear sea, where there is necessarily a team of rescuers, which will ensure the safety of your child. Pediatricians from all over Italy and the “La salute prima di tutto” magazine selected 25 beaches suitable for children. Beaches were chosen based on several criteria, explained by the expert from the University of Milan Bicocca Farnetani , who conducted the investigation jointly with the Italian Association of Preventive and Social Pediatrics.
The third reason to choose Italian beaches is that they are the most exclusive resort areas in the world, with picturesque natural bays. Beaches have separate cabins for undressing, lounges, beds, umbrellas, tents with tables and chairs where you can order drinks and fruit. Italian beaches assure you a high quality of leisure, all sorts of water sports, yacht clubs and golf courses, night bars, restaurants and discotheques. Discover the best Italian beaches and have the best summer vacation ever.
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