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Adrano Archaeological museum

Solo la sede del museo vale il prezzo del biglietto: il castello normanno a pianta rettangolare, di 33m di altezza, del XII secolo Il museo ospita soprattutto materiale proveniente dal territorio di...

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...

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...

Antiquarium di Palikè

Ospitato nella settecentesca masseria Interlandi, in uno dei luoghi più suggestivi dell’intera Sicilia, il museo gravita alle pendici dell’omonima area archeologica. Tra fichidindia abbarbicati...

Antiquarium of Megara Hyblaea

Confluito all’interno del Parco museale di Lentini e Megara Hyblaea, raccoglie materiale di scavo proveniente dalla zona archeologica di Megara Hyblaea, una delle più antiche colonie greche...

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....

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...

Arts and popular traditions museum

Il bellissimo e interessantissimo museo è ospitato in uno dei più bei edifici siciliani: palazzo Corvaja, un’originaria torre araba (X secolo), alla quale furono poi aggregate altre costruzioni...

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...

Casa Museo Regionale Giovanni Verga

Ospitata in un palazzo ottocentesco si trova questa dimora in cui Verga trascorse la sua infanzia e risiedette per lunghi periodi della sua vita. Al suo interno sono: gli oltre 2600 libri amati dallo...

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...

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...

Ceramic museum

Siamo a Caltagirone cittadina famosa nel mondo da oltre mille anni, per la sua bellissima produzione di ceramica. Interessantissimo museo che illustra attraverso la raccolta di manufatti provenienti...

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...

Dirillo (river and lake)

River of historic importance as it served as a way of communication between the coast and the hinterland, the ancient inhabitants of Sicily. Starting from the meeting of the Amerillo and the Vizzini...

Enviroments of Caltagirone

Enviroments of Caltagirone The area of Caltagirone is truly very rich in archeology, having had a human presence dating back thousands of years ago. The Mountain is located north of Caltagirone...

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...

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...