When you talk about Sicily you immediately think about the sea and beautiful beaches, the volcano Etna and the surrounding landscape and also the culinary delights that you can only find on the island! But..have you ever thought about having a picnic near a lake? Maybe it is not an immediate association but Sicily is also home to several lakes around which there is a flora and a fauna of no small relevance. We list some of them!
One of the few natural lakes in Sicily is located in the province of Enna, Pergusa, and has been declared a Special Protection Area and Site of Community Importance because of its importance at the geological and wildlife level. A characteristic of this lake is its particularly salty water: this is due to the lack of emissaries and tributaries so that the water comes out of the lake only by evaporation and the salts are deposited on the bottom.
Along the coast of the lake develops the “Autodromo of Pergusa” about 5 km long.
These are 16 consecutives lakes located in the Alcantara Valley, in the territory between Castiglione di Sicilia and Francavilla di Sicilia. Through a path that runs along the river you reach the Alcantara Gorges, a popular stop for tourists that we allow you to visit by participating in our Mt. Etna and Alcantara Gorges tour accompanied by an experienced guide.
This lake was created by a wall on the Flascio river caused by a lava flow in 1536. It is located in Randazzo, part of the Etna Park. In past years, a route had been set up to visit the lake and the surrounding area through a wooden walkway and houses for the observation of birds. Unfortunately, with the passing of the years, these devices have been neglected and destroyed so today a visit is more difficult.
In the province of Enna, exactly in Regalbuto, there is the lake of Pozzillo that receives water from the river Salso and favors the birth of Eucalyptus trees all around, while in its waters is practiced canoeing.
Did you have any desire to see these lakes up close? Contact our partner Sicily Day By Day to organize your private tour to discover these treasures so important but equally unknown! If you were lucky enough to admire these places share a photo on our social networks and tell us about your experience!