A breath-taking experience discovering the biggest necropolis in Europe immersed in Sicilian nature, finishing with a delicious tasting of typical Sicilian products with PDO extra virgin olive oil and the famous Pizzolo of Sortino.
Where: Necropolis of Pantalica and Anapo Valley - (Syracuse)
When: All year round
Duration: From 3 to 5 hours
Lunch: On request
Mon - Tue - Wed - Thu - Fri - Sat - Sun
Min. 5 - Max 100
Groups - trekking and Sicilian cuisine lovers
Italian - English - French
A guided tour of the Valle dell’Anapo (Anapo Valley) and the Necropolis of Pantalica; you will have this tour with an authorised bilingual tour guide and you can take a 2 or 5 hour tour according to what you want to do or see.
You will have the possibility to carry out various activities: archeotrekking, visit of the caves, guided tour of the naturalistic site, bathing in the river and cantoning upon request.
Lunch in the oil mill with tasting of local products and the famous pizzolo, traditional stuffed focaccia of the tastiest Sicilian cuisine. For a group less than 15 persons, the group will enjoy a tasting of local products chosen based on daily availability.
All services which are not mentioned under "included" are not included in the price.
Booking of the excursion must be notifies 2 days in advance. The payment of the excursion can be made directly upon arrival.
Clothing recommended according to the season: long trousers, t-shirt/sweatshirt, jacket/K-way, sport shoes, water bottle, cap, swimsuit (for those who want to take a bath) and sunglasses.
The Necropolis of Pantalica is a remarkably charming natural reserve consisting of over 5000 caves dug into the sheer walls of the canyons formed by two rivers, Anapo and Calcina. It became a World Heritage site in 2005.
It is a rocky area, the most extensive in Europe, in which history and nature are merged creating the Valle dell’Anapo (Anapo Valley)! This has been formed over millions of years by the erosion produced by the waters of the Anapo River. It represents a site of extraordinary naturalistic, landscape, historical and archaeological beauty of south-eastern Sicily.
The guide has been an AIGAE naturalistic guide (Italian Association for Professional Nature and Interpretive Guides) for about 8 years. Has loved the territory of Sortino, town where he was born, and the Hyblaean Mountains since he was young.
The experience and passion for his homeland, he wants to show you all the remarkable treasures this territory offers: its canyons, rivers, archaeological heritage and the naturalistic beauties. He proposes several excursions such as: Pantalica-Valle dell’Anapo (Anapo Valley), Sortino Diruta, Vendicari, the Salinas of Priolo, Cavagrande del Cassibile, the Climiti Mountains, Castelluccio di Noto, Old Noto, Etna, Gole dell’Alcantara and Gurne dell’Alcantara (botanical end geological park).
You can experience several activities: archeotrekking, canyoning, biking, mountain biking, bird watching and harvesting of spontaneous plants such as asparagus, fennel, aromatic herbs and much more.