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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...

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...

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...

Ddieri di Baulì

Ddieri di 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...

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...

House-museum of Antonino Uccello

Dedicated to the homonymous poet and anthropologist of Canicattini, this house-museum recreates the rooms of the iblea farm house. On the ground floor there are the premises of the massaro, a man of...

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...

Lauro mountain

It is the highest peak of the Iblean mountains, reaching to 986 meters above sea level. The name is derived from the Latin, Laurus ‘laurel’, because in the the past there were many of this tree...

Lentini Archaeological Museum

Cittadina dal grandissimo passato, che in questo museo illustra la storia di Leontinoi e del suo territorio a partire dalla preistoria fino all’età medievale, attraverso l’esposizione di...

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...

Monello cave

The Monello Cave, of Karstic origin, set on the lime kilns of Mount Climiti, has a developed complex of 540 meters and is rich in concretions such as stalactites and stalagmites of various forms:...

Palazzo Bellomo

In questo splendido edificio del 1200 (il primo livello), che da solo vale il prezzo del biglietto, si conservano opere d’arte di grande valore che mostrano gli sviluppi della cultura figurativa a...

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...

Papyrus museum

Il museo del Papiro, offre un ampio panorama della storia del papiro e dei suoi usi, contribuendo alla conoscenza dell’arte antica e di alcuni aspetti della storia siracusana. Fu fondato grazie...