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Adrano Archaeological museum

Solo la sede del museo vale il prezzo del biglietto: il castello normanno a pianta rettangolare, di 33m di altezza, del XII secolo Il museo ospita soprattutto materiale proveniente dal territorio di...

Adrano, Mendolito and the Saraceni bridge

In the western part of the province is the Greek city of Adrano dating from the 5th century BC. It was one of the most important in Sicily. Today it’s ruins are sadly encased in cement. What...

Alcantara gorges and river

The name of this river means “the bridge” (al qantarah, in Arabic) and it divides the province of Catania from that of Messina. The Alcantara, where in the past the Arabs tried to breed...

Antiquarium of Palikè

Housed in the eighteenth-century Interlandi masseria, in one of the most evocative places of the whole Sicily, the museum stand on the slopes of the homonymous archaeological area. Among prickly pears...

Archeological Catania

Catania is one of the oldest and richest archaeologic cities of Sicily. The problem is that lava has practically submerged a good many of its ancient monuments. Let's have a stroll among the...

Archeological Centuripe

How things change! Centuripe, today resting on a knoll, almost forgotten by the frenzy of modern society, was at one time one of the most important Sicilian cities, certainly in the Siceliota epoch...

Argimusco and Malabotta forest

  A great and magic place. The best way to approach it is from Montalbano Elicona. Located between the Peloritani mountains and the Nebrodi mountains, the Malabotta wood (700 - 1300 m asl)...

Arts and popular traditions museum

Il bellissimo e interessantissimo museo è ospitato in uno dei più bei edifici siciliani: palazzo Corvaja, un’originaria torre araba (X secolo), alla quale furono poi aggregate altre costruzioni...

Caratabia caves

Caratabia caves There are two rock-cut grottoes in which one can see magnificent graffiti. The grotto on the left consists of two rooms. In the first, the bigger one (7.50 m x 4.2 m), there are...

Cassataro cave

Cassataro cave n the Picone area, behind the river Simeto, is the grotto (covered) where there are a few carvings made by prehistoric Sicilians (5000 BC?). They are pictures in red ochre, among...

Ceramic museum

Siamo a Caltagirone cittadina famosa nel mondo da oltre mille anni, per la sua bellissima produzione di ceramica. Interessantissimo museo che illustra attraverso la raccolta di manufatti provenienti...

Cocola Poira - Pietralunga - Castellaccio

Poggio Cocola-Poira / Roman bridge of Pietralunga / Monte Castellaccio This area west of Paternò, behind the river Simeto, is what we will talk about now. The river, infact, has always been an...

Coste di Santa Febronia / Palikè

COSTE DI SANTA FEBRONIA     37°19'29.71"N    14°45'43.72"E We are in the area of Palagonia, where the oranges are a very serious thing,...

Dirillo (river and lake)

River of historic importance as it served as a way of communication between the coast and the hinterland, the ancient inhabitants of Sicily. Starting from the meeting of the Amerillo and the Vizzini...

Enviroments of Caltagirone

Enviroments of Caltagirone The area of Caltagirone is truly very rich in archeology, having had a human presence dating back thousands of years ago. The Mountain is located north of Caltagirone...

Etna (Parco regionale)

La regina di Sicilia che con i suoi 3330 m rappresenta il vulcano più alto d’Europa. Regina perché per i siciliani l’Etna è donna: la “montagna (amuntagna, in siciliano) Etna” e non il...

Fiumefreddo river

  At one time, and from a very wide river bed, this river was born of the source called Quadare (a small distance from the coast) that is, Caldare, which bubbles up from the...

Greek Theatre of Taormina

Greek Theatre of Taormina     Behind the city walls of Taormina is what many consider to be the most beautiful Greek Theater in the world.  With the unparalleled views of the...

Home-museum of Giovanni Verga

Giovanni Verga (Catania, 1840 - Catania, 1922) was a Sicilian writer and playwright, who in many of his works has beautifully recounted men and events of his island. Housed in a nineteenth-century...

Isola Bella

The stunning Isola Bella is a small island below Taormina. It was a private property until 1990, when it was bought turned into a nature reserve. There is a narrow path that often connects the island...