Nature Reserve “Timpa di Acireale”
The nature reserve “Timpa di Acireale” extends to six kilometers from Acque Grandi till Santa Maria degli Ammalati and it is controlled by the municipality of Acireale.
The “ timpa” is a cape made of volcanic rocks sedimented over the millennia after many magmatic eruptions.
At the center of the nature reserve there is a suggestive “borghetto” called Santa Maria La Scala, that can be reached through one one the spectacular paths surrounded by nature. The two most important paths are Chiazzette and Acque Grandi.
Among the most common species of the area there are asparagus, oleander trees, lentisks and birds like the blackcap and the great titmouse.