Zingaro nature reserve

Zingaro nature reserve
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A protected area to be observed...


Zingaro coast is one of the few in Sicily without coastal road, despite it had been expected to and actually already started in 1976. In order to obtain the suspension of work and revocation of the funding, from 1974 to 1981 several environmental associations united to a common protest, supported by a massive media campaign to raise public awareness that ended May 18, 1980 in a march protest involving about 3,000 people, where peacefully and symbolically took possession of the territory. Subsequently, with the regional law 98/81, it is officially established the ORIENTED NATURE RESERVE "GYPSY" first reserve in Sicily entrusted to manage the Company Regional State Forests. Today the Reserve lies in the western part of the Gulf of Castellammare, in the San Vito lo Capo peninsula overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea between Castellammare del Golfo and Trapani. The territory lies in large part in the municipality of San Vito lo Capo, and to a lesser extent in the town of Castellammare. Within the reserve are the Nature Museum, the Museum of Maritime Activities, the Museum of Rural Life, where he played the complete cycle of the grain, the Environmental Education Center, two picnic areas and rural blocks used at the bivouac.