NATURE RESERVE "OASIS OF SIMETO"
The Nature Reserve Oriented "Oasis Simeto" involves a di1.859, 16 square meters, was along the final stretch dell'omonimo river, in the town of Catania. The Simeto is the principal river of Sicily by size of catchment area (4,186 sq km), was born in Serra del Re, in Nebrodi, and flows between the masses of Etna lava before flowing into the Ionian. That terminal is a vital waterway for bird migration and breeding, attracted by the wealth of food typical of the places of confluence between terrestrial and marine waters. The river, which has an upper to 85 km, originates in the southern slopes of the Serra del Re, one of the highest hills of the mountain Nebrodi, then winds along the southern and western spurs of the Etna massif