NATURAL RESERVE MOUTH OF THE IRMINIO RIVER
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NATURAL RESERVE MOUTH OF THE IRMINIO RIVER
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NATURAL RESERVE MOUTH OF THE IRMINIO RIVER
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NATURAL RESERVE MOUTH OF THE IRMINIO RIVER
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The Irminio River Mouth Nature Reserve is a little piece of paradise, where the hand of man is almost totally absent. It is located at the point where the river, which originates at Monte Lauro in the Iblei Mountains and runs 52 km, flows. In ‘antiquity, until the early Middle Ages, it was even used as a means of navigation for trade. Then due to deforestation, its range has been reduced considerably.

To enjoy this beautiful place and spend an alternative day, you can park comfortably at the entrance to the reserve, where you will find an open space. Remember that it is forbidden to bathe or bring pets.

You will walk paths among dwarf palms, agave, willows, eucalyptus and sugar cane accompanied by the sound of the river slowly guiding you to the sea. Along the way, with a little luck, you can also spot migratory birds, foxes, wild bunnies or the friendly nutria. In this regard, a wooden lookout tower was made available.

At the end of the path you will suddenly find yourself on the beach, as if you too had been carried there by the river like a pebble. Precisely the latter and the tree trunks carried by the current make the Irminio river mouth nature reserve a unique place of its kind.

Localization and reviews

Where to eat

After a day between the river and the sea, the ideal would be to eat nice fresh fish, possibly with large portions. In this regard, the La Falena restaurant is a 2-minute drive away.

Location and reviews of the restaurant La Falena

Activities loved by tourists in the surrounding area or in Sicily in general

What to see in the surroundings

Here you find the most beautiful places to visit around Ragusa .

Typical dishes of the area

The nature reserve is located in the province of Ragua. Here you will find a list of what to eat in Ragusa and surroundings .

Here instead you find the typical Sicilian dishes and products in general.