Special nature reserve Pergusa Lake
The tale of Demeter and Kore
It is said that at the shores of Pergusa Lake Hades, god of the underworld, has kidnapped the beautiful Kore, daughter of Demeter, goddess of the harvest and wheat. Known since ancient times, as charming scenery of the mythological story connected with the cult of the two chthonic deities,the Pergusa Lake is now a Special Nature Reserve, where you can experience direct contact with nature, thanks to the different animal species that live this protected area.
Distance in kilometers from Piazza Armerina: about 25 km.
From Piazza Armerina. From Viale Generale Gaeta in Piazza Armerina, take the exit for SS117bis. Then, turn right, onto the SS117bis for 8.3 km and then turn right again towards the Sp4. Continue along the Sp4 and turn left towards Floristella and then continue on to Viadotto Ramata Secondo. Proceed on SS561 for 3.9 km and turn left.
Car and motorcycle. Yes.
Public transport. Yes.
Mountain bike or road bike. Yes, by equipping the vehicle with lights.