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Masterpieces in Eastern Sicily

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Masterpieces in Eastern Sicily

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...

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...

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)...

Caltanissetta Archaeological Museum

Interessante museo che conserva oltre 5000 reperti provenienti dalle aree attorno Caltanissetta e che risalgono sin dalla preistoria all’età tardo antica. Siamo al centro della Sicilia ed un tempo...

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...

Coste di Santa Febronia / Palikè

COSTE DI SANTA FEBRONIA     37°19'29.71"N    14°45'43.72"E We are in the area of Palagonia, where the oranges are a very serious thing,...

Eloro and Tellaro Roman villa

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gela Archaeological Museum

Gran bel museo che racconta soprattutto la storia della potentissima Gela (e immediati dintorni), città siceliota del V sec a.C. All’ingresso del museo fa bella mostra la statua di uno dei...

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...

Ispica canyon (Cava d'Ispica)

Typical Iblean mountain canyon, carved by millennia of erosion by the river Pernamazzoni in its upper parts and by Busaitone in the lower parts.    It is  one of the most picturesque...

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...

Messina regional museum

Ospitato presso l’ex filanda Barbera-Mellinghoff, costruzione tardo-ottocentesca, il museo di Messina presenta diversi dipinti ed opere scultoree (XII-XVIII), di personalità del calibro di...

Monte Altesina

Monte Altesina According to the Arabs, this was the trigonometric point of Sicily, from which the island was divided into three equal pieces: the Demone Valley on the east, the Valley of Mazara on...

Monte Pellegrino

“Il più bel promontorio del mondo”, come lo definì Goethe, si tuffa nel mare della splendida Palermo. Una riserva di oltre 1000 ettari, comprendente l’intero massiccio del monte Pellegrino,...