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One day trips

1) The necropolis of Pantalica (Sortino), the archeological sites and Ortigia (Siracusa).



Just a few kilometers away from Sortino and Ferla, it is possible to visit the ancient site of Pantalica (XIII-VII cc. B.C), the largest necropolis in the whole Europe, one of the most important Sicilian archaeological sites, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The place has been inhabitated since the BornzeAge and destroyed before 664 B.C., to experience a second birth later, under the Byzantine and Arab dominations. It overlooks the lush valleys of crossed by the rivers Anapo and Calcinara. You can visit Pantalica from Sortino (short trip) or Ferla (long trip). A total of 2100 graves skilfully dug outin the hard rock of the high and sheer waslls.

Pantalica (Sortino side) it take about 40 minutes walk.

Pantalica (Ferla side) is more beautiful than the Sortino side and there is about 15 Kms trail.



Siracusa, The Greek Theather                      Eurialo's Castle

2) Fontane bianche beach (Siracusa); the natural reserve of Vendicari and Noto or Siracusa.

Fontante Bianche                   The Natural Reserve of Vendicari


The territory of Syracuse offers some beautiful natural oasis, such as “Vendicari”, a natural reserve since 1984, where, every year, hundreds of species of birds rest in their way to the sone of repouction. It is possible to adimire the typical Mediterranean bus and it contains some interesting archaelocigacl jewels tha reveal the story of its inhabitants since the prehistoric period.


Noto                                            Siracusa


Capital of Barocque, Worls Heritage after the unesco Recognition, it has always been defined the “Stone Garden”, for the immense beauty and the richness of its cultural patrimony. Noto is not represente only be the  beauty of its nobe plaaces an by its baroque churches. Noto is an example of symbiosis between cultural heritage, landscaoe, environment and territory. It is a place where you can breathe culture , but where the attention is also focused on eco-sustainability and on the development of the environment. You can breath  nature. When you visit Vendicari you are captured by the silence and the colours of thousands  of pink glamingos. You  can taste  the high quality of  wine-food products (moscto di Noto d.o.c., Nero d’Avola, almond di Noto, oil fo the Iblei mountains.



 3) Marina di Ragusa beach or Marina di Modica, 
Modica and Ragusa Ibla



          Marina di Ragusa                      Marina di Modica


Modica                                          Ragusa

4) Cavagrande lakes, Marzamemi, San Lorenzo - Pachino; 
Brucoli (Augusta)

Cavagrande                                                    Marzamemi

This is a majestic valley amongs steep rocky walls, covering towards the bottom, where the river Cassible, that forms some small, picturesque lakes.



San Lorenzo                                                     Brucoli (Augusta)

Where to eat in Brucoli:
Chiosco da Enza, Piazza Castello, down the little bay. Tel. 328 8654432
A' Palumma, www.apalumma.it S.P. 65 C.da Palumma, Augusta, Brucolil tel 335 6347590. Order hommade starters first. Pizzas are also nice. Price are reasonable.

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