|| Home |||April-13th-2003|
From Avola a road leads into the fascinating nature reserve Cava Grande del Cassibile. At the end of the narrow winding road, after approx. 12 km you get to the view point Belvedere which offers a fantastic view of the valley Cava Grande. In the 250 m deep gorge the river Cassibile has washed out several deep, water-filled basins - so-called pools. In the opposite rock face pre-historical grave caves are to be admired.
The descent down into the gorge to the terrace pools took about half an hour and it was already late in the afternoon. Before the entrance into the gorge we had to show an identity card because everyone who goes into the gorge has to leave some personal data - for security reasons, if something happens. The terrace pools of Cava Grande del Cassibile are still a hot tip. These small but deep pools, which are connected by tiny water falls, are just wonderful for swimming. Here you can relax perfectly: clear water, only a few people and wonderful nature all around - a simply fascinating oasis in the midst of Sicily. Unfortunately, time past by much too fast. Since there is hardly any shade on the way, we dared the steep ascent not before the early evening. Hiking up in the sun would have been killing. Depending on your physical condition you should take into account approx. ¾ to 1 hour. Proper footwear is absolutely necessary because the way is simple and unpaved.