The Reserve of Mountain Cofano is certainly one of the most interesting natural attractions of the coast trapanese.
A crystalline sea of a blue indefinite ago from contour to the enchanting Mediterranean landscape.
For the one who loves to make trekking or to go to mountain bike, a comfortable path, allows to effect the circumnavigation of the mountain. For the most audacious and with good dowries athletics the slope proposes him in peak (659 meters). Comes on the top you can admire a panorama enchanting that spaces to 360°. Indeed an unique experience!
The territory of the Reserve extends him on a promontory whose rock has characteristic dolomitiche of the period jurassic, and it is completely covered by the typical Mediterranean vegetation.
The rocky walls are introduced sour and steep, above all on the slope north-western, and old Point of the Saraceno in direction southwest, go down to peak on the sea, creating small and delicious calette. A path of the Forest one almost comes in proximity of the peak.
Interesting also the two towers that are met along the run and that they belonged to the system of fortifications, wanted by the kingdom bourbon, to defense of the Sicilian coasts.
Tower San Giovanni, on the slope of Custonaci and Tower of Tono, on the slope that looks at San Vito Lo Capo.
The reserve entertains different kinds of birds, some also rare, as the wandering hawk, the kestrel and the buzzard. Among the rocky kinds typical of this area the imperial crow you can be observed.
Different they are the caves that open along the shore of Custonaci, important bottom the geologic and paleontological profile. Of particular importance, those that are found in the place Scurati.
These caves introduce traces of installations of the prehistoric period of enormous value, fossils, weapons, utensils of flint, graffiti, going up again up to the Paleolithic . In the 800 they were shelter of hermits while during the last war they became refuge of the evacuees. You are used only today as I mend for animals and deposit of household implements and utensils of job.Inside Cave Scurati, particularly, an old rural agglomeration exists, constituted by cottages to a plain, a chapel and clattered road. Of notable interest they are besides the present incisions on the walls of the cave, going up again to the superior Paleolithic. Inside cave Miceli, linear incisions of the superior Paleolithic are found.
In the Christmas period, from the years 80, in the Cave Mangiapane is prepared a delicious Living Manger in whose realization participates the whole community of the near city of Custonaci.