TREKKING TO THE ANCIENT NECROPOLIS OF TANTALICA
PasseparTour, Nature, Culture
An evocative trekking in the rocky necropolis of Pantalica, one of the most important naturalistic-archaeological sites in the Sicilian region.
What we will see
What we will do
We'll depart from the port of Syracuse for Vendicari to start our trekking to the ancient necropolis of Pantalica, one of the most important archaeological naturalistic sites in Sicily. Located on a plateau surrounded by canyons, the site has a large surface area that crosses the territories of Sortino, Ferla, Cassaro, Buscemi and Palazzo Acreide. Pantalica is on a limestone hill overlooking the deep ravines and the rivers Anapo and Calcinara that converge here. This is the largest complex of rock tombs of Sicily. In fact, the prehistoric necropolis of the Sicilians, from the thirteenth to the seventh century BC, with its approximately 5,000 caves, sometimes ordered up to seven stories and the many Byzantine churches, testifies that Pantalica was one of the most impressive prehistoric settlements in Europe. Starting from the entrance to the Citadel Maccari adjacent to the San Lorenzo beach, in addition to the cemetery you can visit the Citadel, the Trigona, and as our last stop we'll see the tuna-fishing nets of Vendicari. It will be a fantastic experience not to be missed!
What you need to know
- In order to guarantee the health of our guests, in compliance with the regulations and the respect of the safety protocol, the itineraries and the duration of the excursions may be subject to changes, even if not substantial.This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
- We recommend trekking shoes or trainers.
- The height difference between the access point and the valley is about 320 meters.
- The trail is not recommended for guests with allergies, respiratory problems, heart problems or to pregnant women and families with young children
- In the reserve there aren't neither mobile phone network, nor toilets.
- We recommend to bring a sun hat and a botte of water