Among the twenty municipalities whose territories fall in area of
Park, Bronte gives 10.000 hectares,
over a total of 58.000
the twenty one of the
Nebrodi Park contributes with
hectares of which 1.495 in zone A of integral reserve and 2141
in zone B, over a total of 85,587 hectares.
Practically over 14.000 hectares
of the 25.000 that compose the territory of Bronte are
integral and very important part of the Sicilian parks.
The territorial surface
The territorial surface extends mostly mostly along the line north-south, with a maximum expansion (Etna
comprised) of about 33 Km and a difference in height from the
lower point (380 meters) to that highest
(3.350, the Etna) of 2.970 meters.
This explains the elevated degree of biological diversity, the quality of the things represented in
the territory and the number of possible economic solutions both for agriculture and husbandry.
The territory that extends with ample green valleys from the top of the
central crater (3.350 m.), up to that of Mount Soro (1847 m.), on
the Nebrodi, is distinguished by centenary forests, orchards that produce
fruits of elevated quality, extensive cultivations of pistachio, cereals
and citrus fruit, vineyards, olive groves, chestnut groves and plants of
prickly pears that live together with arid volcanic ground, large extension
of lava and verdant pasture land.
The environmental characteristics
The environmental characteristics of the bronte's territory, the beauty and the
uniqueness of the areas, the many vegetation elements that follow one
another to the various quotes offer all the necessary
ingredients for whoever wants to get close to nature and to the woods in
Besides the shelters, the forest authority and the park administrators have
placed in the most beautiful and striking spots, many "equipped
receptive areas" where, in a natural environment are provided green
spaces for amusement.
In the small oasis, base points for possible excursions, you can get a
respected rustic recreation, being able to find ample green spaces,
barbecue, fountains, tables and benches and may other useful services.
You can enter in bicycle or on foot and, for particular forest and park
needs, with due permission by the authorities, even in motor vehicles.
Striking and interesting the excursion to the
Obelisk, erected on the highest and most northern part of the
Duchy territory in district Sierra Mergo over the Nebrodi
(1553 meters a.s.l.).