Oasi del Simeto Nature Reserve

Province of Catania

Oasi del Simeto Nature Reserve is a wonderful green area created to protect some rare migratory birds from the urbanisation of the area. 

Located between the provinces of Catania and Syracuse, the Oasi del Simeto Nature Reserve has been created to protect migratory birds from the urbanisation of the area. Today, the mouth of the river Simeto is a humid area ideal for migratory birds such as kingfishers, black terns, marsh hawks, some herons and many more.  Along the river bank it is possible to find plants such as lily of the beaches and cornflowers.

How to get there:

By Car:

From Catania

Get on A19. Take A18/E45 and RA15 to SS114. Take the exit for SS114 from RA15. Continue on SS114, exit to the nature reserve. 

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