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Archeology in Eastern Sicily

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Archeology in Eastern Sicily

Abacaenum

This was an ancient city founded by the Siculi and then Hellenized by Dyonysius of Syracuse in the 4th century BC. It is famous for its mint and its coins that bear the classic symbols of sows and...

Adrano, Mendolito and the Saraceni bridge

In the western part of the province is the Greek city of Adrano dating from the 5th century BC. It was one of the most important in Sicily. Today it’s ruins are sadly encased in cement. What...

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...

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...

Apollonia

Apollonia On Mount San Fratello (or Mount Vecchio) at 718 meters above sea level, there are ruins that used to be Apollonia, a Sicieliot (or Greek) city destroyed by Agathocles in the 3rd century...

Archeological Catania

Archeological Catania     Catania is one of the oldest and richest archeologic cities of Sicily. The problem is that lava has practically submerged a good many of its ancient monuments....

Arcibessi mountain

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...

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

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...

Caratabia caves

Caratabia caves There are two rock-cut grottoes in which one can see magnificent graffiti. The grotto on the left consists of two rooms. In the first, the bigger one (7.50 m x 4.2 m), there are...

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...

Cassataro cave

Cassataro cave n the Picone area, behind the river Simeto, is the grotto (covered) where there are a few carvings made by prehistoric Sicilians (5000 BC?). They are pictures in red ochre, among...

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...

Centuripe

Centuripe How things change! Centuripe, today resting on a knoll, almost forgotten by the frenzy of modern society, was at one time one of the most important Sicilian cities, certainly in the...

Cocola Poira - Pietralunga - Castellaccio

Poggio Cocola-Poira / Roman bridge of Pietralunga / Monte Castellaccio This area west of Paternò, behind the river Simeto, is what we will talk about now. The river, infact, has always been an...

Coste di Santa Febronia / Palikè

Slopes of Santa Febronia and Palikè We are in the area of Palagonia, where the oranges are a very serious thing, like the Tarocchi of Sicily, bloody red. These sites both deserve their own...

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...

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...