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Inspiring landscapes in Eastern Sicily

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Inspiring landscapes in Eastern Sicily

Aeolian islands

Aeolian islands     Le isole Eolie (Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Stromboli, Panarea, Alicudi e Filicudi), arcipelago patrimonio Unesco nella parte settentrionale della Sicilia, sono 7...

Alcantara gorges and river

The name of this river means “the bridge” (al qantarah, in Arabic) and it divides the province of Catania from that of Messina. The Alcantara, where in the past the Arabs tried to breed...

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...

Arcibessi

Second Iblean summit with its considerable 906 meters above sea level. A dense pine forest cover sit and makes it extremely suggestive. On the mountain you find many nivere, refrigerators that were...

Argimusco and Malabotta forest

  A great and magic place. The best way to approach it is from Montalbano Elicona. Located between the Peloritani mountains and the Nebrodi mountains, the Malabotta wood (700 - 1300 m asl)...

Biviere di Gela lake

      Biviere di Gela is the largest coastal lake in Sicily, and one of the main “rest areas” of migratory birds. From a well equipped visitor center branches several...

Calagna valley

The Calagna valley is just few steps away from the little town of Tortorici, at 700 m. a.s.l. Full immersed inside the Nebrodi mountains,the valley is renowned beacuse of the Petagna saniculaefolia,a...

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...

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...

Ciane river

This is a natural reserve with not only great historical importance (having been the navigable river in the time of the Greeks) but that has within it a lush papyrus vegetation. (in the PHOTO, the...

Contrada Scaleri

In the hinterland of Sicily we can find this Natural reserve characterized by the presence of the Karren (picture) a sort of limestone pavements created by the superficial erosion of the evaporitic...

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...

Dirillo (river and lake)

River of historic importance as it served as a way of communication between the coast and the hinterland, the ancient inhabitants of Sicily. Starting from the meeting of the Amerillo and the Vizzini...

Etna (Parco regionale)

La regina di Sicilia che con i suoi 3330 m rappresenta il vulcano più alto d’Europa. Regina perché per i siciliani l’Etna è donna: la “montagna (amuntagna, in siciliano) Etna” e non il...

Fiumefreddo river

  At one time, and from a very wide river bed, this river was born of the source called Quadare (a small distance from the coast) that is, Caldare, which bubbles up from the...