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Riserva Naturale fiume Ciane

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Address: Strada Statale 115, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 368 317 0711

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Beautiful peaceful place for a stroll

The source of the river - a pool fringed by huge papyrus - is beautiful. The riverside walk is pretty. Makes a nice contrast with all the arid mountainous countryside further... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2015
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Beverly Hills, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This natural reserve is the most beautiful we visited in the region. You must visit this place if you like nature.

Thank Rosa M
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We really enjoyed this boat trip on a warm day at the end of May. The river water was amazingly clear, the papyrus is fascinating, and while we saw no exceptional wildlife there were interesting ducks and lovely birdsong. There were just two of us plus a French couple - no commentary to speak of. An explanatory leaflet would be... More 

Thank BampaOwl
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We booked this trip via the sellers on the road bridge into Ortigia just half an hour before we went on it. We were the only family on the trip so there were just us 3 and 2 crew members on the boat. After sailing across the sea, we went down the tree-lined river and had the opportunity to get... More 

3 Thank KeHin
London, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We could find little information about this boat trip online before we left, so we were not sure how to find it etc. I also suspect there is more than one company offering trips, so that probably adds to the confusion! The company we found was on the SS115 (about 5km before Syracuse). We were driving north towards Syracuse and... More 

1 Thank MestaChios
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105 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The source of the river - a pool fringed by huge papyrus - is beautiful. The riverside walk is pretty. Makes a nice contrast with all the arid mountainous countryside further inland.

1 Thank CheshireCat_8
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307 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

We took the boat excursion on the Ciane river, which, although not reaching the river springs offers a good idea of the flora and fauna of this natural reserve. The departure of the boat is not scheduled, the trips occur whenever there are at least 3 passengers. The entrance is on the SS115 road, after leaving Syracuse on your left... More 

1 Thank Konstantin F
Lyon, France
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84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

A natural reserve were you can find real papyrus growing naturally... nevertheless... do not go to the Sorgenti del Ciane, as there is not much to see... go to the east part of the river as there is a really nice view. Or even better take a walk along the river (about 3 km !) and count 2-3 hours to... More 

1 Thank Ambra_PO
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 June 2013

Mullet leaping from the water, croaking frogs, stone flies, butterflies, birds and beautiful trees. I wish I'd had time to go back and walk it thoroughly, because after walking from the coast road, along the beach and back, we foolishly took the boat. The boat trip would be magical if it was quiet and slow. As it was, we rushed... More 

Thank Jan W
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2013

a quiet and solitary place where to walk with you loved one in a romantic athmosphere at just few kilometers from beautiful town of Siracusa . River Ciane is a perfect place to sit near the water and relax or just walk , or , go jogging along the river banks . Man y a species of flowers and wild... More 

3 Thank Dora M
Linz, Austria
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

unbelieveable place. the only thing i can complain about is that the way is not so easy to follow because there are no signs.the silence, the pure nature and the whole surrounding makes it to one of the best places to be for me personally !!!!!

3 Thank DolceVita36

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