The province of Caltanissetta features 7 protected areas, which , in the setting of a lush Mediterranean vegetation, offer a varied combination of river landscapes, lakes, hills and mountains.
The territory is also rich in historical and artistic point of view: there are, in fact, in addition to the provincial capital, the archaeological areas of Gibraltar Gabib and Sabucina, from which relics of great documentary value, the area around Gela, with the important vestiges of age ‘ Greek, and , scattered throughout, the numerous castles and towers, especially the medieval period, among which the Castle of Falconara and Musselburgh.
Mountain and Valley of Capodarso
In the heart of Sicily, between the provinces of Enna and Caltanissetta lies one of the most beautiful natural areas in the region. It lies along the southern course of the river Himera, between the slopes of Mount Capodarso and Monte Sabucina, in an archaeological context and nature of rare beauty.
One of the most important wetlands of Sicily. For the geographical location, climatic conditions and other factors, is one of the most important areas for resting during migrations and displacement of many waterfowl each year move from Africa to Northern Europe and vice versa.
The reserve, extending about 13 hectares, falls within the territory of the city of Caltanissetta about 8 km from Marianopoli. The lake is located to the east of Mt Mimiani at an altitude of about 370 meters above sea level. Has an area of 3400 square meters. A perimeter of 219 m. and a maximum depth of 13.50 m.
It is located in central Sicily, in the province of Caltanissetta. Falls exactly in the municipality of Campofranco with an area of 2.45 sq km Established to protect caves and unique karst surface very interesting from the point of view of science and nature.