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Archeology in Taormina-Etna area

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Archeology in Taormina-Etna area

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....

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...

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...

Monte Scuderi

Monte Scuderi At 1253 meters above sea level stands this mysterious mountain in the chain of the Peloritani. Getting there is quite an experience enhanced by the fact that you can do so on a long...

Naxos

Naxos       Naxos is the first place where the Greeks landed, we think around 734 BC, and they  arrived there “pushed by the winds,” according to Ephorus. Its founder...

Roman Baths of Santa Venera

Roman Baths of Santa Venera At these beautiful Roman baths it is easy to reconstruct the path to wellness made by these ancient Sicilian in the first century AD. Characteristic vaulted ceilings are...

San Gregorio caves

      Eight lava caves, almost in the center of town, itself in a lava field.  In length they reach about 1.5 kilometers. Today inhabited by bats, in the past the housed people...

The Byzantine Cube of Santa Domenica

The Byzantine Cube of Santa Domenica (and Malvagna) This is an exceptional small Chapel built of lava stone (photo) and bricks in the sixth – seventh centuries. It is from the middle of the...

Veneretta mountain

  It’s the highest point (884 meters) of the natural staircase that from the sea of Giardini Naxos, trough Taormina and Castelmola reaches the hinterland of this...