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Nature in Taormina-Etna area

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Nature in Taormina-Etna area

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 crocodiles...

Argimusco and Malabotta forest

Situato tra i monti Peloritani ed i monti Nebrodi, il bosco di Malabotta (700 – 1300 m slm) è un’area di eccezionale valore naturalistico, il bosco per eccellenza, anche se andrebbe...

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...

Fiumefreddo river

  At one time, and from a very wide river bed, this river was born of the source called Quadare (a small distance from the coast) that is, Caldare, which bubbles up from the...

Isola Bella

The stunning Isola Bella is a small island below Taormina. It was a private property until 1990, when it was bought turned into a nature reserve. There is a narrow path that often connects the island...

Lachea island

        Near the fishing village of Acitrezza, about 200 meters from the shore, there are these spectacular rocks (Islands of the Cyclops) that legend has it were the put there...

Lava Museum - Butterflies' house

Nella stessa area ricadono questi due piccoli musei. Siamo attorno alle pendici di un vulcano spento, il monte Serra. Il museo della lava è un centro espositivo permanente sul vulcanesimo e sulle...

Montagna Grande

It’s the highest top (1374 meters) of Peloritani mountains. From its top one can enjoy a wonderful view of Ionian sea and of the Eolian islands ! Maybe the most beautiful path to get there is...

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...

Monte Scuderi and Fiumedinisi (Natural Reserve)

At 1253 meters above sea level is this very mysterious mountain chain, the Peloritani. Getting there is quite a wonderful experience accentuated by the fact that you can make it by taking a long...

Nebrodi mountain road

E’ una stupenda passeggiata che ferisce al cuore i Nebrodi. 70 chilometri di boschi, laghi, panorami, natura incontaminata. Questo meraviglioso percorso si può dividere in 3 parti principali...

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...

Timpa of Acireale (Natural Reserve)

A vast promontory created by repeated volcanic eruptions in various time periods, that fall to the Ionian Sea with steep, vertical walls.  La Timpa is in good part inaccessable and impervious. From...

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...