Gypsy. Partially reopens the Reserve

The Zingaro Oriented Nature Reserve reopens after yet another devastating fire last August that devastated about 1300 hectares of reserve. This morning the Reserve reopened to the public. The hope now is to be able to return to welcome tourists.Today, finally, after the safety works by the Regional Department for the Territory and Environment, by the workers of the Reserve and the Forestry Corps of the Sicilian Region, the reserve reopens at least in part. From today, therefore, as explained by the Management, it will be open to the public from 8 to 17. “The Reserve, until further notice, will be partially usable; The Coastal path – explained by the Management – will be walkable up to Cala Capreria from the South entrance (Castellammare del Golfo), while from the North entrance (San Vito lo Capo) you can get to the Uzzo Cave. The “Mezza Costa” and “Zingaro Alto” paths will be fully accessible. The path of ‘Mastro Peppe Siino’ remains unavailable ”. The reopening concerned the southern entrance of the Reserve and took place in the presence of the Regional Councilor for the Territory and the Environment Toto Cordaro, the Regional Councilor for Agriculture and Fishing Toni Scilla, the Mayor of Castellammare del Golfo Nicola Rizzo and of the Mayor of San Vito Lo Capo Giuseppe Peraino as well as some municipal councilors of the two municipalities. “Signal of restart and hope with the hope that no more criminal attacks such as the fire of last August”, commented Mayor Nicola Rizzo. Councilor Cordaro, on the other hand, recalled that “2 million euros have been included in the regional stability law to monitor the Sicilian reserves”.

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