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Natural Reserve Macalube of Aragona - CLOSED

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Maccalube muds!

We were taken to the Maccalube by our friends who previously visited. Without them we probably... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2013
Honiton, United Kingdom
Seems Not of This Planet

This place is not in most guide books and we wouldn't have even known about it, if our host in... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2013
Waterloo, Canada
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13 Sep 2016
“Mud Volcanoes Closed - probably for some years”
9 May 2016
243/5000 From September 27, 2014, the area of mud volcanoes is subject to judicial seizure. In the remaining portion of the Reserve, tourist use is prohibited from July 2015 and only scientific research is permitted. This is a regional natural...more
Via Salvatore la Rosa 53, 92021 Aragona, Sicily, Italy
+39 0922 699210
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

We visited the site just a few days ago, and it looks as if it will be permanently shut for a long time due to a fatal accident in 2014, when one of the volcanoes exploded.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Tim D
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

The place is closed!!!!! - No acces because an accident With two children happend. We visited The place May 2016. There Are No reason to drive to The place.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank susanne_johansen1
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Satnav co-ordinates for the mud volcanoes (satnavs essential and cheap from china at £30). N 37.37337 E 13.60327

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank OzS
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Our tourist guidebook mentioned this site as one of natural interest, and close to Agrigento, so we took a break from the ruins and visited. We had a rental car with a GPS that had not been updated, so satellite navigation wasn't effective. This was...More

Date of experience: June 2014
4  Thank cohighplainsdrifter
R.N.I. Macalube A, Direttore at Natural Reserve Macalube of Aragona, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014
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L'area è una Riserva Naturale in cui si deveno conservare integralmente le carattestiche naturali senza apportare modifiche di tipo antropico,...More

Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

I go there often. This place is so different compared to the rest of the region. Really wild and suggestive, Populated by unusual vegetation being it in Sicily.

Thank Salvatore C
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We were taken to the Maccalube by our friends who previously visited. Without them we probably would not have found it, as it is not well signposted. Very impressive seeing all the volcanic activity at close range. Definitely worth visiting if in the area.

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank AandASmith
Reviewed 25 July 2013

This place is not in most guide books and we wouldn't have even known about it, if our host in Marsala didn't mention it, when we told her we were heading to Agrigento. "You must visit Maccalube then!" She told us what it was, and...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank Travel_Bug81
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