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Archeology in Messina area

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Archeology in Messina area

Abacaenum

This was an ancient city founded by the Siculi and then Hellenized by Dyonysius of Syracuse in the 4th century BC. It is famous for its mint and its coins that bear the classic symbols of sows and...

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...

Eolian islands

Eolian islands These islands are volcanic and were named for Eolo, the god of wind. Since prehistoric times they have been a major point of interest for invaders and have been conquered by a...

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...

Halaesa

Halaesa HAlesa Arconidea is an archeological city that is found between Tusa and Tusa Marina. Founded in 403 BC, it is still the subject of archeological excavations. At Halaesa, there were two...

Longane

Longane Wonderful site overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Longane has a place in history for the epic battle fought there, near the homonymous river between the Mamertines against the Syracusani...

Monte Scuderi

Monte Scuderi At 1253 meters above sea level stands this mysterious mountain in the chain of the Peloritani. Getting there is quite an experience enhanced by the fact that you can do so on a long...

Monte Scuderi and Fiumedinisi (Natural Reserve)

At 1253 meters above sea level is this very mysterious mountain chain, the Peloritani. Getting there is quite a wonderful experience accentuated by the fact that you can make it by taking a long...

Naxos

Naxos       Naxos is the first place where the Greeks landed, we think around 734 BC, and they  arrived there “pushed by the winds,” according to Ephorus. Its founder...

Rocche del Crasto

Paradiso dei Grifoni e dell’Aquila Reale (foto), le Rocche del Crasto sono costituite da rocce cristalline lisce e lucenti, e da calcari dolomitici bianchi e rosa. Raggiungono un’altezza di...

San Teodoro cave (Acquedolci)

San Teodoro cave (Acquedolci) A huge cave with an enormous emotional impact. It was the seat of now extinct animals (dwarf elephants, hyena, deer, wild boar, bear, donkey) and was inhabited by...

Sperlinga cave of San Basilio

Sperlinga cave A cave inhabited since prehistoric times in a position that, even today, is almost primitive; in the forest, hidden, and almost inaccessible! A very curious place, extremely...

Tindari

 Tindari A legendary place perched on a promontory overlooking the sea, Tindari is certainly one of the most beautiful spots in Sicily. It is a very small place, but full of things, almost as if...

Veneretta mountain

  It’s the highest point (884 meters) of the natural staircase that from the sea of Giardini Naxos, trough Taormina and Castelmola reaches the hinterland of this...