Riserva naturale orientata Foce del fiume Platani- Ivano Mistretta ORIENTED NATURAL RESERVE “FOCE DEL FIUME PLATANI”

🔊 Listen The Oriented Natural Reserve “Foce del fiume Platani” is a protected natural area of Sicily, established to protect this amazing part of its coast. The reserve covers about 206 hectares and intersects the mouth of the Platani River,…

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Spiaggia Eraclea Minoa- Elena La Spina THE ERACLEA MINOA BEACH

🔊 Listen The Eraclea Minoa beach is one of the most beautiful places of southern Sicily. Located between the Platani River and the promontory of Capo Bianco, the beach runs for about 6 kilometres in a scenario of rare beauty. The beach main c…

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🔊 Listen Cattolica Eraclea is a town where, still today, religious feasts and popular traditions are well rooted, and the feast of Saint Joseph (the patron of the town) is one of the most popular local religious events. Every year, on 19 Marc…

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Palazzo del Principe Bonanno.Elena La Spina PALAZZO OF THE PRINCE BONANNO

🔊 Listen The majestic palace of the prince Bonanno is in Piazza Umberto I and was built in 1778 by the prince Giuseppe Bonanno. The building project follows the geometric criteria dictated by the enlightenment, even if in the terrace cornices…

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Cattolica Eraclea-Settimana santa-2 THE HOLY WEEK

🔊 Listen The holy week is one of the most ancient and suggestive traditions of Cattolica Eraclea. Holy Friday is the day when the most fascinating ceremony of the entire week takes place: in the morning, at 12.00 am, the procession leaves the…

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Torre dellorologio - Elena la Spina-3 THE BELL TOWER

🔊 Listen The bell tower is situated in Piazza Umberto I. It was built in 1903 by Donato Mendola, an engineer from Agrigento. The lower part of the tower is surmounted  by Ionic capitals, while the upper part features Corinthian capitals and i…

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Chiesa Maria SS della Mercede- Elena la Spina-2 CHURCH MARIA SS. DELLA MERCEDE

🔊 Listen The church Maria SS. Della Mercede was founded in 1630 by the princess Giovanna Isfar et Corilles, concurrently with the adjoining convent of the Mercedari Fathers. The external façade is very linear and sober, with two lesenes marki…

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Chiesa Madre dello Spirito Santo- Elena la Spina CHIESA MADRE DELLO SPIRITO SANTO

🔊 Listen The Mother Church of the Holy Ghost was founded in 1745. The church has a Sicilian Baroque façade, with only one central gate, sided by two false gates and surmounted by a majestic bell tower. The interior, with one nave with two row…

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cave di gesso -2 GYPSUM QUARRIES

🔊 Listen The gypsum calcare found in the Balilla area and at the foot of Monte San Calogero are ancient, round constructions for the storage of the gypsum rock mined from the quarries using explosives. After a combustion process with straw an…

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