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Masterpieces in Siracusa area

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Masterpieces in Siracusa area

Akray

  Spectacular Siceliot (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...

Castelluccio

Castelluccio The seat of the oldest, prehistoric Sicilian population, Castelluccio is a magical area where the silence and the horizon take over your senses. We are in 2000 BC and these...

Cavagrande del Cassibile valley

The “terrestrial paradise”, as this place is often labled, is no more than a deep canyon crossed by the River Cassibile and in its 3000 acres, the river combines all colors. But they are green...

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...

Ispica canyon

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 places in...

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...

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...

Priolo's saline works (Natural Reserve)

Wonderful naturalistic place alongside the archeological peninsula of Thapsos. The main point of natural interest in this reserve is related to its role as a rest area, nesting and wintering...

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,...