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Archeology in Siracusa area

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Archeology in Siracusa area

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...

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...

Ddieri of 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 the canyon, to say...

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 place: the...

Kasmenai

Kasmenai Greek city of Sicily (Syracuse colony founded in 644 BC) which is located in extraordinary landscape: that of Monte Casale, at 830 meters above sea level, in what was an age old volcanic...

Leontinoi

City of the most sublime Siceliot antiquity (8th century BC) that was, according to legend, also inhabited by Cyclops, Lestrigoni and Lotofagi (Lotus Eaters giants, more of less). Its story is...

Megara Iblea

Megara Iblea One of the most powerful Greek colonies of Sicily. It was founded in 729 BC by colonists originating from Greek Megara Nisea and led by the ecista (commander-founder) Lamis. When they...

Palombara cave

The Palombara Cave, visited by man for thousands of years and animals before that, is a Karst fossil cave that was formed by the erosion of the Anapo River. It is 800 meters long. The entrance...

Pantalica

Pantalica       One of the masterpieces of Sicily. A Unesco world heritage site, Pantalica is an archeo-naturalistic pearl on the island, where man has fused with nature...

Pantalica and Anapo valley (Natural reserve)

A Unesco World Heritage site, Pantalica is a marvel of Sicily, an archeological and naturalistic masterpiece. It is a vast, vast canyon (“cava” in Sicilian) of nearly 4,000 hectares and unique...

Spinagallo cave

Here they found shelter for numerous mammals of the distant past, including Elephasfalconeri (from 500,000 years ago) a pocket sized elephant about one meter in size (that is exhibited at the Orsi...

Stentinello

It is a village fortified in the Neolithic period (8000 BC) that gave its name to an eponymous culture, Stentinello. Walking through the village you can see the holes that held the poles for the...

Syracuse and Ortigia

Syracuse and Ortigia Now a day a UNESCO world heritage site, in the 5th century BC, Syracuse was the most powerful city in the Mediterranean, and we could say the entire western world. That...

Thapsos

Thapsos In the north environs Syracuse one finds an extraordinary small peninsula full of Mediterranean charm. Thapsos is a very important prehistoric site (middle of the Bronze Age, 1500 BC)...

Vendicari

This natural reserve is an enchanting paradise, among the most important in Europe for the many species of migratory birds that choose this humid area near the sea as a stopover on their long,...