In the stretch of coast that goes from San Vito lo Capo to Castellammare del Golfo, 7 kilometers of unspoiled nature where raptors live and nest, extends the Zingaro Nature Reserve, one of the most famous in Italy; those who want to immerse themselves in a timeless nature, where past and present blend harmoniously, cannot be missed. The ancient Greeks and the Latins called it “Cetaria” for the abundance of tuna found in its waters. The beauty of this place is not easy to be described in few words, the small bays covered by white pebbles, the sea that is tinged with unique shades of green and blue, the sharp rocks that separate the different beaches, the Mediterranean vegetation that seems dive into the sea and the old farmhouses built on the rock follow each other mixing with the scents and colors, unleashing all their charm. The vegetation is an explosion of colors especially in spring; the olive trees, the almond trees, the carob trees mix with the luxuriant expanses of dwarf palms and the numerous elegant orchids, while the ash trees and cork trees alternate with euphorbia and lentisk.
The dwarf palm, present throughout the area, is the undisputed symbol of the Zingaro Reserve; with its leaves, the peasants created objects of daily use, many of which are now kept in the small Museum of the Reservoir