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THE CALCAREI CANYON, THE ANCIENT NECROPOLIS AND THE ENDLESS CLEAR WATERWAYS.


SORTINO – THE ANAPO RIVER NATURE RESERVE – THE CALCINARA STREAM – THE PANTALICA NECROPOLIS – CASTELLO DEL PRINCIPE.

Pantallica represents an area of Sicily where the union between ‘nature and history’ is clearly shown. Evocative limestone canyons (‘cave’ in local dialect) hide endless clearwater streams, lush river vegetation and vertical rockfaces dotted with some 5000 tombs carved into the rock that can be found amid the varied Mediterranean craggy bush vegetation: thus describing in a few words the largest European necropolis, recently listed as a UNESCO site. A beautiful trail carved into the rock will take us to visit the ancient pre-Hellenic and Byzantine settlements, the Pipistrelli (bats’) cave and the old disused railway line, next to wonderful mirror like pools adorned by lush vegetation.

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
CLIMBING: 235 METRES
DESCENDING: 235 METRES
WALKING TIME: ABOUT 5 HOURS

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