The Ficuzza Wood Special Nature Reserve is the oldest and largest forest in western Sicily (7.397 hectares).
Ficuzza is a typical hamlet spreadingout around the Royal Palace – a hunting reserve built by Ferdinand of Bourbon, king of the kingdom of the two Sicilies in the early 19th century.
The visitor who gets to Ficuzza is amazed at the sight of such beautiful and suggestive area.
The reserve together with its variety of flora and fauna, the beautiful Royal Palace – today seat of an interesting historical-naturalist museum- the imposing calcareous formation of Rocca Busambra (1613 mt) and the friendly rural hamlet of Ficuzza is what the visitor discovers getting there: a haven of peace where nature and history meet giving birth to a charming union that will leave you breathless.
Not to be missed by nature lovers of all ages is the Wild Fauna Recovery Centre (LiPU) where are taken in and looked after a great variety of injured animals coming from all over Sicily and Southern Italy.
The numerous wood paths offer interesting itineraries which can be explored on foot, on horseback or on a mountain bike.
From Ficuzza it is also possible to take a day trip in the nearby villages. (Godrano, Cefalà Diana, Piana degli Albanesi).
Moreover, thanks to its favourable geographical location, it is possible to get easily to some of the most suggestive Sicilian touristic destinations