San Lorenzo - Vendicari


San Lorenzo – Case Cittadella is the huge (many kilometers long) and breathtaking beach located on the south side of the reserve, with golden sand beaches and Caribbean Sea. In the northern part of this beach there can be few people also in high season.


Can be reached only by car/motorbike (20 minutes from Syracuse)

From the hostel go right, go past the train station, via Ermocrate and go over the big roundabout towards “Noto-Avola” and all the directions (Catania included). Continue past the cemetery with a first set of traffic lights, and past the second traffic light. Keep on going straight ahead. When you see the blue sign to Catania (on the right) slow down a bit but continue past the exit Catania, and after 100 meters take the first left (following the green sign to Gela-Noto-Avola Rosolini: it is the same road to Catania but in the opposite direction).

Once on the motorway Siracusa-Noto-Avola-Rosolini, take the exit Noto. After the exit follow the signs to Pachino - Portopalo CP. On the road Noto-Pachino continue past the main entrance of Vendicari. Turn left when you find the first indication to "San Lorenzo" and you will arrive to the socalled small village. When you get to the village of San Lorenzo, park close to the most northern road (IX Road - IX Strada), and walk to the nearby beach.

For those who prefer less crowded places walk to the north (the sea will be on your right) until you reach the northern part of the beach called Case Cittadella. In the months from June to Semptember you can find a part closed by a fence (the turtles Caretta-Caretta lay their eggs there, so walking in that area is prohibited).