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Raffe

Raffe

Raffe
Raffe
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Raffe

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The photo shows the view from atop Raffe. The only building that one sees is that of the archeological area. For the rest, here is the Sicilian hinterland. Here is the green of the fields of wheat and the endless horizons of peace and serenity. Sicily !!!
We are in Raffe, a mountain of 460 meters. There is not much, however.
From the valley you climb through a beautiful nature trail. Halfway up the slope begins the archeological emergence of this site. As the crow flies, above the house of the custodians, there is a perfect, square, stone building that resembles a sanctuary with altars and a platform carved in the hard stone.
raffe-mammasicily (7)One sees steps carved in rock, that make you want to climb them. An opening in the ground indicates to us that there was a cistern. The eye now falls to the valley where it sees the Salito River, that at one time was supposed to have been quite a spectacle in the middle of the forest. Once, before the arrival of the Romans; who took away the forests sowing the wheat.
The plateau of the valley has almost imperceptible ruins of a circular tower, probably from the Medieval age.

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