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Archeology in Western Sicily

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...

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 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

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...

Capodarso

Capodarso   Five kilometers to the east of Sabucina, there is Mount Capodarso that offers the possibility to admire other interesting relics from a prehistoric settlement that, perhaps, was...

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...

Cave di Cusa

  Cave di Cusa   Quarries of Cusa is unsurpassed in its state of preservation. The incredible remains enable us to analyze and see every phase of work done on the stone. If they did not have...

Chiarastella

Il territorio è dominato dal piccolo monte Pizzo Chiarastella, “masso” alto 658 m, di origine calcarea. Dei due versanti quello meridionale è più praticabile, caratterizzato da macchia...

Conca d'Oro and Oreto river

La Conca d’Oro è la pianura (più o meno) sulla quale si adagia Palermo ed alcuni comuni della sua provincia. Avvolta da monti da entrambi i lati ed attraversata al centro dal fiume Oreto il...

Conza cave

E’ una grotta di origine carsica formatasi al contatto tra i terreni carbonatici mesozoici (circa 200 milioni di anni fa) ed i depositi argillosi. Queste rocce si sono formate da antichi mari...

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...

Entella

Entella Certainly a wonderful Sicilian archeological landscape experience. At the very least, it is impressive as the seat of an ancient people; the Elymians,that apparently were the survivors of...

Entella cave

In un contesto paesaggistico di altissimo profilo bucolico, tra i più eccelsi in Sicilia, ecco questa grotta carsica particolarmente suggestiva, proprio sotto il pianoro di Entella, sede...

Eraclea Minoa

Eraclea Minoa Above the white beaches of this part of Sicily are the ruins of Heraclea Minoa, Greek city of the 6th century BC, that gets its name from the two personages: Hercules and...

Erice

  Erice   Erice is a beautiful city that has some of archeological sites of the first order. The city became famous in antiquity because of a temple to Aphrodite, goddess of love:...

Ganzaria mountain

The Ganzaria mountain is a hill located above the village of San Michele di Ganzaria about 800 meters above sea level, facing part of the southern most part of Mount Erei. It seems that its name...

Gela

Gela A city of extraordinary importance from the past, and one of the most powerful of the Mediterranean Sea from the 6th century BC. Today its ruins are truly in tatters but over the...

Genovese cave

Genovese cave Rock carvings of 11,000 years ago, make this grotto spectacular. Images of deer, oxen, horses and human figures with bird’s head masks, all in black and red, are extremely...

Gurfa caves

Gurfa caves Spectacular stone complex from whose date is unknown. There are some who think it is from the Neolithic period (5th millenium BC) who attribute it to the Phoenicians because of the...