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Cannolo-Elena La Spina-2 Food & Wine Itinerary of Excellences

This itinerary is not a physical path, but a tasting experience. To start, we propose a “sea” dish, namely the spaghetti in squid ink sauce from Porto Empedocle, a very peculiar recipe, especially to those who try it for the first time, with its surr…

Rupe Atena.Elena La Spina-4 Gabbara – Rupe di Marianopoli – Oriented Natural Reserve “Monte Capodarso e Valle dell’Imera meridionale”

The itinerary connects between them the beautiful track in the woods of Gabbara in San Cataldo, already recommended to industrial archaeology lovers, from Calvario (Contrada Giganna and Provincial Highway 149 to the gate of the protected area), throu…

Maccalube di Bissana- Piero Frisco-10 Maccalube of Aragona – Monte San Paolino Sutera

This itinerary is based on a landscaping suggestion. The two ends of the trip are places very different between them; for this reason, they are somehow representative of the innate diversity of the Mining District. We start from the famous Maccalube…

Realmonte (cava di sale) 1 Route 1 – Mines: from the sulfur to the salt

Another archaeological itinerary, but concerning the industrial archaeology of the mines, to understand their most significant aspects in one go. We start in Caltanissetta, visiting the Mineralogical and Paleontological Museum of the Zolfara. After t…

Gibil Gabib-foto di Salvatore Pirrera Archaeological Museums of Caltanissetta – Gibil Gabib – Vassallaggi

The itinerary is a way to learn about the most significant aspects of the settlements before the arrival of the Greeks in the area, and their position in an environment very different from the coastal one. We start from the Archaeological Museum of C…

Parco archeologico Valle dei Templi-Ivano Mistretta Archaeological Area Eraclea Minoa – Valley of the Temples – Kolymbethra Gardens

We can say that this itinerary is twice a classic, because it suggests three sites of classical antiquity, and because some of them are very famous. The itinerary starts from Eraclea Minoa, whose archaeological area overlooking the sea is amazing. Th…

Oasi LIPU -laghetto Gorgo-- Elena La Spina-4 THE LIPU OASIS– LAGHETTO GORGO

🔊 Listen The Montallegro LIPU Oasis, known to the local as Laghetto Gorgo, has been one of the first natural reserves of Sicily open to the public. The Oasis extends on a surface of 500,000 m2 and is managed, since 1986, by the LIPU associati…

Montallegro
Presepe Vivente di Montallegro-2 PRESEPE VIVENTE DI MONTALLEGRO

🔊 Listen The Living Nativity Scene Reenactment of Montallegro is one of the most suggestive in the whole of Sicily, an event so awaited not only by the town residents, but also by the visitors that, every year, are coming in growing numbers t…

Montallegro
Albero-della-cuccagna-S.Giuseppe-S.Tabone-Pro-Loco TAVULATA DI VICCHIARIDDI (19 MARCH, FEAST OF SAN GIUSEPPE ) – FESTIVAL OF ‘MBRIULATA

🔊 Listen Milena’s citizens boast to be most devoted followers in all of Sicily of San Giuseppe, the patron saint of the town. On 19 March, the feast of San Giuseppe, Milena holds the traditional event of the “tavulata di li vecchiariddi”, nam…

Milena
Museo archeologico Petix- Elena La Spina-10 THE PETIX ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

🔊 Listen The Archaeological Museum dedicated to Arturo Petix, a local scholar and archaeologist, has on display innumerable finds discovered in the territory of Milena that allow the visitor to revisit over 7,000 years of history of the terri…

Milena
Rupe di Marianopoli- Elena La Spina-2 Cultural – The Cliff of Marianopoli

🔊 Listen A Site of Community Importance (SCI), it covers a surface of approximately 841 hectares, between four towns and two provinces. This area has a limestone ridge (Monte Incauso and various portelle ), a mountainous section (Monti Mimian…

Marianopoli
Museo archeologico-Elena La Spina-10 The Archaeological Museum

🔊 Listen Located in Piazza Garibaldi and hosted in a two-storey building, the Marianopoli Archaeological Museum displays magnificent finds discovered between 1977 and 1984 at the archaeological sites of Castellazzo and Balate-Valle Oscura. Th…

Marianopoli
Farm Cultural Park- Elena La Spina-8 THE FARM CULTURAL PARK

🔊 Listen The Farm Cultural Park is one of the most important cultural and tourist centres of Sicily. The venue is the Cortile Bentivegna, a space formed by seven small courtyards that host small buildings of Arab origin. It is a project of re…

Favara
ciavolotta THE CIAVOLOTTA MINE

🔊 Listen The Ciavolotta mine is an old sulphur mine located on a hill between Favara and Villaggio Mosè, which is a suburb of Agrigento. Its first proprietor was Cafisi Paolo and his heirs. The mine has been one of the major sulphur mines of…

Favara
Maccalube di Bissana- Piero Frisco-10 THE MACCALUBE OF BISSANA

🔊 Listen Driving for about 6 km along the provincial road that, from Cattolica Eraclea leads to Cianciana, we reach, after a crossroad, Contrada  Bissana, where we can enjoy the original show of the Maccalube. The name Maccalube probably deri…

Cianciana
Foce del Platani- Piero Frisco THE PLATANI RIVER VALLEY

🔊 Listen The Cianciana territory offers hospitality to the Platani River, known in the past as Halykos because of its salty waters. The river represents the southern border of the city territory. In remote times, the ancient populations used…

Cianciana
Demanio Monte Cavallo-foto Esplora siciclia-2 FOREST AND GROTTOS OF MONTE CAVALLO

🔊 Listen The forest, planted in the ’60s, has significantly extended in the last decades, until covering the current surface of approximately 800 hectares, and has three entrances: from the crushing plant; from the “li panni” bridge; and from…

Cianciana
Settimana Santa-Incontro di Pasqua-agrigento web THE FEAST OF SAN GIUSEPPE – “LA TUPPULIATA”

🔊 Listen Even in Siculiana it is repeated every year the traditional celebration in honor of St. Joseph. The celebrations begin nine days before the feast of the saint with the novenas that feature songs sung in Sicilian dialect. On Sunday mo…

Siculiana
cianciana GROTTICELLI AND FALCONERA MINES

🔊 Listen In a rather recent past, the Grotticelli and Falconera mines were the richest sulphur mines of Cianciana that, like other towns of the Mining District, based a good part of its economy on this mining wealth. These mines, abandoned ab…

Cianciana
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,…

Cattolica Eraclea
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