Nature Reserve of Grotta di Santa Ninfa

Province of Trapani

Nature Reserve of Grotta di Santa Ninfa  is a sight of high speleological and naturalistic interest.

The Nature Reserve of Grotta di Santa Ninfa, managed by Legambiente, was established in 1996 with the intent to protect and enhance its impressive karst environment, which is considered a sight of high speleological and naturalistic interest. The area of the Nature Reserve is part of the small village of Santa Ninfa close to Gibellina (Trapani) and it is located on a chalky nature hill characterized by numerous underground creeks. The cave of Santa Ninfa, which extends for 1400m, is a place of great speleological interest due to its complex system of tunnels, once filled with water. The cave is full of beautiful stalactites, parietal inflorescences and pisolites. The high natural value of the cave is tied to the presence of an interesting fauna that lives in dark and humid environments. The visitors centre of the Nature Reserve is open every day and offers a video room and a library, where it is possible to consult various educational materials to learn more about this amazing green area.

Find out more information:
www.legambienteriserve.it/sezioni/ninfa/1.html

How to get there:
By Car:
From Trapani

Take Via Marsala/SS115 and Raccordo Autostradale to A29dir/E933. Continue on A29dir/E933. Take A29/E90 to Strada Statale 188/SS188 in Salemi. Take exit Salemifrom A29/E90. Continue on SS188 to your destination in Santa Ninfa.

 

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