Capo Rizzuto Protected Area
Thanks to the law n° 979 del 1982, in 1991 the Marine Reserve of Capo Rizzuto was born, which offers the tourist / visitor a crystalline sea, fine sand and wild cliffs, a journey through history myth legend and archeology.
Its management has been part of the Province of Crotone only since few years; covers 13.500 hectares and is spread over 36 km of coastline involving two municipalities: Isola di Capo Rizzato and Crotone; it is divided into two zones, depending on the degree of wealth it retains:
A) Area of integral reserve, divided into two other parts: one immediately south of Capo Colonna, the other towards Capo Cimiti, which cover about 6 km of coastline. In this area access, navigation, bathing and anything that may alter the marine environment below is prohibited. Here the visits are guided and regulated.
B) The other area is called "Riserva Generale", starting from the ground of Crotone, up to the western part of Le Castella covering almost 30 km of coastline. Here, in this area of "Riserva Generale", the limitations are reduced, compared to the "Riserva Integrale" area, and it is also possible to practice standing or towing fishing.