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Archeology in 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 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...

Adranon

  On the top of Mount Adranone, at 1000 meters above sea level, there are ruins of the Siceliota Adranon discovered by the Selinuntines of the 6th century BC, was then destroyed and rebuilt by...

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...

Arab termarium of Cefalà Diana

Arab termarium of Cefalà Diana These spas are one of the few examples left from the Arab period. Beautiful pointed arches embellish this delightful place from the past. The building, with a...

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...

Archeological Palermo

Palermo Archeologica Città meravigliosa, da qualsiasi parte la si guardi. Tracce di mura puniche e romane spuntano da varie parti della città. Di particolare suggestione sono le grotte del monte...

Caltabellotta

Caltabellotta A very ancient city, which is immediately apparent just after entering, where there are 22 tombs and grottoes of prehistoric origin. The necropoli are all over and Caltabellotta is...

Capo Gallo

The Capo Gallo Nature Reserve contains Monte Gallo, originally formed of carbonate in the Mesozoic era (225 million years ago) to the middle Eocene (54 and 33.7 million years ago). The mountain...

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...

Carburangeli cave

Grotta di Carburangeli The area is protected for its worthy and naturalistic cave. The cavity is found in the carbonate formations of the Quaternario (about 1,800,000 years ago), carved by the...

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...