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MYSTERIOUS MEGALITHES, AGEOLD WOODS AND MEDIEVAL VILLAGES


MONTALBANO ELICONA – THE ARGIMUSCO FORTESS – THE MALABOTTA WOODS

A fascinating tour amid the Peloitani and Nebrodi mountains, of natural, scenic and historical interest, featuring an aspect of a mysterious nature. The hike starts from the Rocche dell Argimusco plateau, amid gigantic varied shaped megalithes created by rain erosion and as dicovered in recent studies, shaped by man in pre-history. There are views of the Eolian islands, the Siclian appennine ridges and the eastern slopes of the mighty Mount Etna. We’ll then go to the Malabotta woods, a nature reserve that keeps unspoilt, part of the primitive leafy forest which covered most of Sicliy in ancient times. Finally, we’ll visit the medieval village of Montalbano Elicona, which is listed as one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy and boasts a majestic Swabian-Aragonese age castle.

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: EASY
CLIMBING: 180 METRES
DESCENDING: 180 METRES
WALKING TIME: ABOUT 4 HOURS

TIME OF YEAR RECOMMENDED: ALL YEAR ROUND

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