The “Santa Luce Lake” Nature Reserve extends over an area of about 105 hectares surrounded by forests and Mediterranean scrub around the artificial lake of Santa Luce, an interesting wetland, a stopover for many water birds, an ideal place for bird-watching. The lake was made by Solvay Italy industry in the 1960s, as a water basin for fire prevention.
In winter, the reserve is inhabited by different species of ducks and in the summer – the best period for a visit – by nightingale, the kestrel, migratory birds like the heron. The reserve offers guided tours along a 2 km track, didactic workshops for schools and groups.
There is a carpark just outside the reserve (one makes their way into the reserve on foot, leaving the car outside the main gate), a ticket office, a meeting and educational room, a picnic area, a toilet, and an equipped path. To access the path through the reserve it is mandatory to wear trecking shoes and long trousers.