Castelluccio was the seat of a prehistoric population that will go down in history for leaving a certain type of pottery called “Castellucciana,” decorated with brown lines on a background of yellowish-brown and with some other decorations in three colors including white.
There were clusters of bones and some bronze weapons found. At Castelluccio there is also an impressive necropolis with tombs and caves carved into the rock. Among other beautiful things is the so-called Tomb of the Prince (monumental, with columns, photo).
These tombs were often closed by doors that had relief carvings depicting the sexual act (photo).
In the highest side of this hill you can see also the ruins of a medieval castle.
The area is wild, practically (and fortunately) abandoned by man. And, the solitude among the carob trees from Sicily’s east gives Castelluccio a truly unique and magical feeling.
Inside this area it’s also the remains of a XIV century castle from which ome can enjoy a stunning panorama.
Just opposite the area of Castelluccio there is the Grotta dei Santi, a cave with Byzantine paintings of XII e XIII century.