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Cape Zafferano

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A remote corner of western Sicily

Blue waters, spectacular landscapes, pristine beaches and a romantic lighthouse as a backdrop. Cape Zafferano, the extreme point which, together with Monte Gallo, encloses the Gulf of Palermo and its hinterland, represents a true corner of paradise in western Sicily. The area is an oasis of peace for those who want to escape the frenzy and is home to numerous species of flora and fauna that find shelter in the Capo Zafferano nature reserve
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Located between the coastal towns of Aspra and Porticello, this cone of land features evocative landscapes on both sides. On the west side, you can admire the famous Tre Piscine, a stretch of water that reflects the colours of the sunset. On the other side, you can see the pebble beach of the Lido del Carabiniere and, not far away, the Kafara or 'Hundred Steps' beach.

The Lighthouse, built around 1880, is certainly another noteworthy feature. It was a military garrison during the two world wars. Today it is still operational and is managed by the Italian Navy. It is about eleven metres in height, with a beam of light visible up to 30 kilometers away.

Cape Zafferano

90011 Capo Zafferano PA, Italia

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