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Archeology in Eastern Sicily

Phoenicians,Greeks, Romans, Arabs,  and more have passed through Sicily. In short feast your eyes on 3000 years of history

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Archeology in Eastern Sicily

Abacaenum

Few remains of the ancient Abacaenum but a good occasion to visit Tripi, a nice little town in the hinterland of Messina, with a beautiful museum of Abacaenum and a nice walk from the centre of the...

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...

Akray

  Spectacular Siceliota (of the Greeks of Sicily) city of the 7th century BC, Akray was one of the most important colonies of Syracuse and it is located at the top of a hill. There are several...

Ancient Noto

Noto One of the masterpieces of Sicilian naturalistic-archeology where both countryside and the works of man triumph. Ancient Noto is referred to thusly to distinguish it from the newer town of...

Apollonia

Apollonia On Mount San Fratello (or Mount Vecchio) at 718 meters above sea level, there are ruins that used to be Apollonia, a Sicieliot (or Greek) city destroyed by Agathocles in the 3rd century...

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...

Capo Passero of Portopalo island

To the extreme south of Sicily we find this island, some 1300 meters long, 500 meters wide and about 37 acres in all. On its western part, the one closet to the coast, the combined action of the tides...

Capodarso and Imera river

GPS CAPODARSO: 37°29'40.02"N   14° 8'51.43"E A mountain, a bridge and a source, that is: Etna, the Capodarso bridge and the Aretusa fountain in...

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...

Casasia mountain

Archeological mountain, at 730 meters above sea level, a center of the ancient Siculi people dating to (X a.C. ?) that today appears well covered by reforestation. On the slpoes of the mountain you...

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...

Cavagrande del Cassibile valley

GPS  36°58'3.32"N    15° 5'38.79"E   One of the most beautiful places in the world? The “terrestrial paradise”, as this place is...

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,...

Ddieri di Baulì

Ddieri di Baulì Ddieri, from the Arab Al diar (house) are dwellings carved in rock, often in inaccessible places. They are characteristic of this Hyblean area and they are found in the walls of...

Disuer necropolis

Necropoli of Disueri The Necropoli of Disueri is a vast area of rock tombs from the Bronze Age (2000 BC). A very important area above the navigable River Gela, in wich there were a series of...

Eloro and Tellaro Roman villa

Eloro and Tellaro Roman villa   Founded in the 7th Century BC, Eloro is an ancient Greek city whose ruins are located at the mouth of the River Tellaro, near Noto. Eloro stands in a magic...

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...