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Riserva Naturale Orientata La Timpa

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  • Land Surface Area (ha): 225,34
  • Regions: Sicilia
  • Provinces: Catania
  • Municipalities: Acireale
  • Establishment Measures: DA 149/44 23/04/1999
  • PA Official List: EUAP1111

 

 

Riserva Naturale Orientata La Timpa

The Timpa of Acireale reveals its real nature to an expert eye through a series of natural geological and volcanologic phenomena summarizing the history of Etna, the biggest volcano in Europe.

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Landscape

Flora


The Tree Spurge

During the warm season, the shrubs of this plant look like reddish woody branched candlesticks. The phenomenon is known with the name of estivation and works as a defense against dryness.

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Fauna

Fauna


The Sardinian Warbler

It is a small bird characteristic of the Mediterranean maquis, unmistakable for its black cap ending under the eyes, surrounded by a brick red ring. The grey-whitish plumage is whiter on the throat.

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