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Nature reserve of San Cataldo

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The Nature reserve of San Cataldo is a 28 hectare protected area, which was set up in 1977 by the Ministry of Agriculture, located along the Adriatic coast near the town of Lecce.

Originally a malaria infested swampland, it was gradually drained during the 20th century. Fast growing species of trees, such as pines and eucalyptus, were also planted, thus changing the character and appearance of the area.

In addition to a rich variety of Mediterranean plant species, the Reserve is also home to numerous animals, such as foxes, hedgehogs, badgers or weasels, as well as many types of reptiles and birds.


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We don't know of any itineraries organised in this nature reserve. If you know of any itineraries/escursions organised by this park then let us know the details and we will be glad to list them.


Info centre Nature reserve of San Cataldo

  • Via Alcide de Gasperi, 3
    74015 Martina Franca - Taranto

Telephone: +39 080 430 6471
Email: utb.martinafranca@corpoforestale.it