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of nature and
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A corner of paradise connecting the sea to the Hanbury Gardens.

Discovering Capo Mortola is like walking a long path in the footsteps of beauty. The Marine Natural Area, in fact, is the sea continuation of the Regional Protected Area of the Hanbury Botanical Gardens.

The Tower

The Capo Mortola Tower, built in the 15th century as a watchtower against pirate incursions, stands proudly over the surrounding landscape.

Visitors can explore these ancient remains, enjoying panoramic views spanning the sea and the hinterland.

The Protected Area

The Protected Area is a refuge for local wildlife, with seabirds flying the sky and a variety of small animals populating the vegetation.

Its seabed, alternately rocky and sandy, is home to a great diversity of coastal fish species: Molluscs, sponges, sea bream, snapper, grouper, but also conger eels, and moray eels.
From a crack inside an underwater cave, 36 meters deep, a karst freshwater spring known as Polla di Rovereto flows.

Fun Fact
Underwater archaeological remains dating back to Roman times have been found in the area.