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Tour itinerary to the WWF nature reserve of Torre Salsa

Live an unforgettable adventure discovering the WWF Torre Salsa Nature Reserve and the Agrigento coast!



Set sail aboard an exciting boat trip from the tourist port of San Leone and be enchanted by breathtaking views and crystal clear waters. What the tour includes:

  • Boat navigation along the Agrigento coast (Navigation has variable times)

  • Swimming stop at the Scala dei Turchi (About 35 minutes)

  • Swimming stop at Monte Stella, the beginning of the reserve (About 35 minutes)

  • Swimming stop in the heart of the reserve (About 30 minutes)

  • Swimming stop at the Saracen tower of Siculiana near Giallonardo or in another place chosen by the commander (About 30 minutes)

  • Expert SKIPPER

  • Life jackets and floats

  • Fresh water on board and small aperitif


Departure and first leg of navigation:

Sailing along the coast, just outside the port, you will admire the port of San Leone and the Akragas river, a waterway rich in history and charm. You will be able to see the city of Agrigento and its majestic temples overlooking the sea, offering a unique glimpse.

Continuing, while sailing you will immerse yourself in the beauty of the bay of Maddalusa and Kaos, places dear to Pirandello and guardians of an evocative atmosphere. The tour continues towards the commercial port of Porto Empedocle, and then reaches the first stop of the renowned Scala dei Turchi of Realmonte.


FIRST SWIMMING BREAK:

The Scala dei Turchi, with its white walls eroded by the wind and the sea, represents a true jewel of Sicily. Today it is forbidden to climb it and it is recommended to see it by boat. The Scala dei Turchi, in Realmonte (Agrigento), is a white marl cliff that rises majestically above the sea, creating a breathtaking panorama. Its name derives from its stepped shape, similar to those used by Turkish pirates to land.

A natural work of art: Shaped by wind and water over millennia, the Scala dei Turchi is an icon of Sicily and one of its most popular attractions.

Immersed in history: its strategic position has made it a point of reference for various populations, from Phoenicians to Greeks, Romans and Arabs.

Paradise for sea lovers: crystal clear waters and seabeds rich in marine life (in winter) make it perfect for snorkeling and diving. Visitors in summer can swim and bathe from the boat. If you want to know more you can learn more here.



Navigation:

Resuming navigation, you will head towards the Realmonte lighthouse and the Gucciarda fortress.


Second stop:

Siculiana marina will be the place of our stop, or rather immediately after. To Pietre Cadute or Monte Stella! Here the sea offers shelter to sea birds and caretta caretta turtles that want to nest, a magical place that still offers unique biodiversity today.


Navigation and Third Stop:

After visiting fallen stones, a short journey past the naturist beach will take you to the heart of the reserve, where even the pink flamingos stop during their migration.



Last stop:

The last stop of the tour is at the Saracen tower of Monterosso, or Giallonardo, we recommend the tower which is located next to the Giallonardo beach. Here you can take a final refreshing dive into deeper waters and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the Sicilian coast. The Tower of Monterosso, dating back to the first half of the 16th century, was part of the sighting and defense system developed by Emperor Charles V to protect the Sicilian coasts from Saracen pirates. It consists of a truncated pyramid base, presumably used as a warehouse, and an upper floor, where a small garrison was housed, which was accessed via a staircase connected by a drawbridge. Due to its location and architectural characteristics it can be considered among the best examples of sixteenth-century watchtowers in all of Sicily. If you want to learn more click here.



Return to port:

Finally, the boat will return to the port of San Leone, concluding an unforgettable experience discovering the wonders of Sicily.


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