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Trekking in the Reserve of Pantalica

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Pantalica Reserve

Visit one of the most striking archaeological sites ever: Pantalica. Better known as the Rock Necropolis of Pantalica, we find out in this guide what to see on a specially organized tour.

The Necropolis of Pantalica

We are in the province of Syracuse, in the beautiful Sicilian island, between the municipalities of Ferla and Sortino.

Here we can see one of the most beautiful and extraordinary archaeological sites dating back to the Late Bronze Age, roughly around the first half of the 13th century BC.

Precisely in the Anapo Valley, carved out over time by the Cava Grande stream and suspended in the rocks, well over 5,000 tombs can be discerned, forming the complex of the Necropolis of Pantalica, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. The archaeological site, accessible from the inland road that descends from the Hyblean Mountains to the Gulf of Syracuse, includes five large necropolis with characteristic “artificial cave” tombs.

How to get to Pantalica

The tour of Pantalica is certainly very exciting, especially because to get to the “artificial” necropolis you have to cross a series of paths, starting from Ferla or Sortino, which for some stretches are quite arduous.

In fact, you even have two choices

The first is to take the path from the town of Ferla that leads directly and with little effort to Pantalica;
the second, the more exciting and wild one, starts from Sortino and requires a somewhat longer walk, which is worth undertaking if only to visit the monument called the “Prince’s Palace,” also known as the
How to gear up to go to Pantalica
There is no public transportation to reach this destination, so in order to reach it, one must either equip oneself with one’s own transportation or participate in some guided tours.

From Pantalica you then need good legs, comfortable clothing, hiking shoes and also basic necessities (food and water) because the area is not equipped with refreshment stations.

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    The photographs within this hike/article, were not taken during one of our hikes, but are used for informational purposes only