The first thing that those landing in Palermo can see is a vast expanse of blue bounded by kilometres of jagged coastline characterised by inlets, coves and natural caves. It is the sea of Terrasini, a small town in the province of Palermo overlooking the Gulf of Castellammare. Terrasini, once called terra sinus, literally meaning “land of the gulf”, is located just 30 metres above sea level. But a major attraction in the town is the eighteenth-century castle of La Grua Talamanca princes, now seat of the Regional Museum. In spring and autumn, if you are lucky enough, you can admire, on the suggestive and colourful cliff of Calarossa, seagulls, hawks and crested larks that, along with other animal species, represent the fauna typical of Terrasini, which has also been hosting Orientata Capo Rama Nature Reserve for some years.