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Vendicari, Pantalica, Marzamemi

South Sicily attraction: Vendicari, Pantalica, Marzamemi

The Natural Reserve of Vendicari is now one of the most important humid zones in Europe and its importance, from the naturalistic point of view, is internationally recognized.??At the Natural Reserve of Vendicari hundreds of birds are the species that choose each year as a stopover on the journey to their spawning grounds. The reserve is also one of the few places where it is still possible to observe the typical Mediterranean flora in all its splendor.? Also must-to-visit is the “Tonnara” that remains active until the Second World War.??

The Necropolis of Pantalica is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Sicily, useful to understand the moment of transition from the Bronze to the Iron Age in the island. Pantalica is the largest indigenous site located in eastern Sicily and then refers to the population indicate that the ancient authors as "Siculi". What impresses most is its necropolis is the 5000 tombs carved into sheer walls of the canyons formed by the rivers Anapo and Bottiglieri. This huge prehistoric cemetery for its grandeur has been listed as World UNESCO heritage sites.??

Marzamemi is a lovely fishermans village. The name derives from the Marsa al-Hamam, which means "Bay of the Doves", since in Marzamemi these small birds rest during migration.??The village has developed around the warf, then became a fishing port, and has grown thanks to the latter activity, still widely practiced of tuna fishing, of the most important acitivities in Sicily.

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Pantanelli di Vendicari - Vendicari, Noto