Cassibile (river)

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Cavagrande del Cassibile
Country Italy
Physical characteristics
Main source Hyblaean Mountains
River mouth Ionian Sea
Length 30 km (19 mi)

The Cassibile (Greek: Kakyparis) is a 30 km long river located in south-eastern Sicily.

The river rises from the Serra Porcari, near Palazzolo Acreide, in the Hyblaean Mountains which form the main part of the mountainous Sicilian southeast. It flows into the Ionian Sea between Capo Negro and Punta del Cane, 23 km south of Syracuse. The river has created a series of canyons and near Avola Antica several waterfalls and small lakes can be accessed by the ancient Scala Cruci staircase.

Nature Reserve[edit]

The area of the canyons and lakes of the Cassibile were declared a Protected Area in 1990 by the regional government of Sicily when they created the Riserva naturale orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile.

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Coordinates: 36°56′52″N 15°11′24″E / 36.9478°N 15.19°E / 36.9478; 15.19