Excursions to Siracusa, Pantalica, Cavagrande and Vendicari

On this page Etnaround - Etna Tours, Trekking, Excursions in partnership with Step Siracusa Trekking Experience Project offers Excursions to the discovery of the main natural reserves and historical sites of the province of Siracusa, Pantalica, Vendicari, Noto, Ortigia and more.
These sites are unique for fauna, flora and urban sites dating back century before the arrival of the Greeks.
A natural journey to the discovery of Sicilian culture.


Pantalica is one of the most representative sites of Hyblean area. In this reserve, nature, history and archeology blend offering visitors an opportunity to experience a unique and charming environment. A necropolis , dating back to the Bronze Age (Unesco World Heritage site), rises high with his white and sheer limestone cliffs with 5000 tombs dug in the rock. The river of Anapo flows in the valley and it constitutes the ideal habitat for a rare native salmonid: "the macrostigma trout".


Cavagrande Natural Reserve offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a unique and emblematic scenery of Hyblean landscape: the so-called "cava". Originated thanks to the relentless flowing of the Cassibile river, this impressive canyon presents a lush riparian vegetation and a system of small waterfalls and ponds, where visitors have the opportunity to refresh themselves during summer months.


Vendicari "fauna oasis" Natural Reserve is known for its extraordinary beauty and uniqueness of its dune environment: its marshes are home to over 250 species of birds. The area features also charming beaches and historical and cultural elements with unique value, such as the tuna station and the Aragonese Tower.
The excursions in the Siracusa area are made in collaboration with STEP Siracusa Trekking