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NELSONíS LANDS


THE GREEN PASTURE LANDS Ė THE KINGíS FOREST Ė OBELISCO DI NELSON AND HIS DUKEDOOM

Weíll be in the Nebrodi regional park, one of the biggest parks in Italy, known as Sicilyís greenbelt. The tour will start off from the Segheria forestry barracks, and will wind its way through oak woods and water springs. Following the same route, itíll be possible to cross the fertile nebrodian grasslands used as cattle pasture, to reach líObelisco di Nelson, where itíll be possible to admire the majestic views of Mount Etna, the Kingís forest and the Palermitani appennines. Once upon a time, these lands belonged to the Dukes of Bridgport, ancestors of Admiral Nelson, who was bestowed it by the Bourbons, after his victory during the ĎMoti Napoletanií. The obelisk used to be the symbol of Nelsonís estate, now itís a stopping place for hikers. At the end of the trip, itíll be possible to visit Nelsonís castle, although itís said he never lived there.

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
CLIMBING: 300 METRES
DESCENDING: 300 METRES
WALKING TIME: ABOUT 6 HOURS

RECOMMENDED TIME OF YEAR: ALL YEAR ROUND. THIS HIKE CAN BE SNOWSHOED IN WINTER (SNOWSHOES SUPPLIED BY CAMMINASICILIA)

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