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Catania, Siracusa and Vendicari.
Meet the locals and explore the traditional lifestyle of three of the most beautiful Sicilian spots

 

Catania

The second largest city in Sicily and a flourishing cultural, artistic and political leader of the European Renaissance. Famous for its seismic history, today it is an important industrial centre of Europe known
as the European Silicon Valley.

 

Syracuse


Almost 3,000 years old and one of the major powers of the ancient Mediterranean world; Syracuse was described by Cicero as being the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful among them all. It is now listed as UNESCO’s world heritage.
Tour includes Archeological park, Madonna shrine of tears, Ortigia Temple of Apollo, Piazza Duomo, Fountain of Arethusa.

 

Vendicari

Situated on the southern-most part of Sicily’s east coast, Vendicari is a mixture of lagoons (pantano), sand dunes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches.
Tour of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Building Nicolaci. Internationally recognized as one of Europe’s most important Natural Reserves and the perfect destination for bird watching.

The Ciane river.
Take a boat trip and spot the mythical creatures in the river Ciane

The Ciane is a short river that flows in correspondence of Syracuse’s port, after a run of 8 km and having received the waters of the Anapo. The name, deriving from the Greek cyanos (“azure”), is connected to the myth of Anapos and the nymph Cyane. On its banks are present spontaneous grows of papyrus (Cyperus papyrus), probably sent to Hiero II of Syracuse by the Egyptian ruler Ptolemy II Philadelphus. The area is now protected as part of the Natural Preserve of Fiume Ciane and Saline di Siracusa, created in 1984.
In the 19th century a visit to the papyrus plants was considered a must for every tourist, equally important as the Greek and Roman monuments. Tourists drifted in rowboats between plants as high as six meters, which rose, and continue to rise, directly from the water.

  • The river is famous for the nymph from Greek mythology that looms in the cold waters of the river
  • Some of the amazing sights include lush Egyptian papyrus vegetation, kingfishers, dragonflies and other various aquatic animals.
  • The ride finishes at the large pool of clear water which the ancient Syracusans believed was the entrance to the Underworld.

Enjoy nature while gaining interesting knowledge.

The Alcantara Gorges.
One of Europe’s natural magnificient monument

The Alcantara Gorges are deep incisions in volcanic rocks and cliffs, caused by the eruptions of Mount Etna. The name Alcantara is of Arabic origin and refers to a bridge from Roman times found by the Arabs.
The gorges lie a short distance from Taormina, where the mountain has been literally split and are covered by dense vegetation climbing through the numerous crags and crevices in the rock. In this amazing canyon you can enjoy natural features of great charm where the combination of ancient lava flow and powerful stream of water has sculptured an incredible and unique landscape.

  • Here you can experience the perfect harmony of rich flora and fauna.
  • Explore the place of high intensity prehistoric geological and geothermal events.
  • Don’t miss out on the awe- inspiring 25m deep canyon.
  • Find out about the forming of ancient basaltic rocks and enjoy the perfect scenery of natural lakes.

A must destination for nature lovers!

Anapo and Pantalica.
One of Sicily’s great UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Pantalica is located on a plateau surrounded by canyons formed by the Anapo and Calcinara rivers, right in the natural reserve of the Anapo’s Valley.
It is an important natural area with various paths allowing visitors access and together with the city of Syracuse, Pantalica is listed as “Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica” on the list of UNESCO
World Heritage Sites.
Ancient accounts say the king Hiblon founded Megara Hyblaea in the year 728 BC. But the later birth and expansion of Syracuse determined the destruction of the kingdom, expanding inland to found the
city of Acres in 664 BC. One of the legacies of that era is the vast necropolis of some 5000 tombs in small artificial caves excavated in the rock.

  • Favourite retreat wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.
  • Nature Reserve with a variety of animal species and herbs.
  • Archeological site riddled with 5000 burial caves from the Bronze age.
  • The largest town in the late Bronze Age in eastern Sicily – necropolis in the Anapo valley!

Discover the Sicilian oasis of tranquility and natural beauties!

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