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We are in Sicily, in the land of Swabians and Normans, about 50 km far from the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, a land rich in art, history, food and wine, with intense aromas and flavors, with sometimes wild nature. Among the many places of interest, the singular and white Scala dei Turchi (60 km), in Ragusa, which for its Baroque architecture has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site (about 80 km), Mount Etna, Unesco humanity, and Taormina (about 170 km).

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LICATA 7 km FAR - Half-day trip

 

The town that develops between Salso river and the slopes of the hill called "Montagna di Licata" offers a lot from a cultural point of view. In its seventeenth-century noble palaces, such as Palazzo Serrovira and Palazzo Caro-Dominici, the signs of a splendid urban architecture stand out, making it a destination for interesting tourist-cultural itineraries. To be visited also the bourgeois villas dating back to the early 1900s, a typical expression of the Liberty style, and its archaeological museum, which contains the finds from the Greek domination and the medieval period.

 

 

 

VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES (AGRIGENTO) 42 km FAR - Half-day trip

 

Famous all over the world, the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento traces its construction back to the 5th century BC. The Temples distributed along a ridge stand as evidence of the ancient prosperity of the city. Destroyed several times during the various invasions over the centuries, the remains of the temples can still be admired today. The "Temple of Concord", however, is the only one that has managed to survive intact up to the present day.

 

 

 

CALTAGIRONE 63 km FAR - Full-day trip

 

The ancient origin of the city is testified by countless artifacts and artistic documents that allow it to be mentioned together with the numerous Greek-Sicilian cities that characterize the island. Caltagirone also preserves the imprints of successive dominations: Roman, Byzantine, Saracen. A land rich in clay, it is renowned throughout the world for the handcrafted production of ceramics and which has retained all the charm of ancient traditions dating back to distant times, from the Muslim to the Norman era.

 

 

 

ROMAN VILLA - CASALE OF PIAZZA ARMERINA 70 km - Full-day trip

 

Piazza Armerina rises in the hinterland of the Gulf of Gela, on a hill in the southern Erei mountains, in central Sicily, at an altitude of almost 700 m. The city, one of the major landmarks of the province, is nestled between dense and extensive mixed forests with a predominance of eucalyptus, which extend to the north as well as to the south. Inside, it houses the Roman Villa of the fourth century after Christ, the site of numerous archaeological excavations. The Villa, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, covers over 3500 square meters and is famous throughout the world for the extent and beauty of its perfectly preserved floor mosaics.

 

 

 

RAGUSA 78 km FAR - Full-day trip

 

The visit to the city of Ragusa reserves interesting surprises. It is located on a limestone rock formation between two valleys, San Leonardo quarry and Santa Domenica quarry, and is divided into two distinct parts: Lower Ragusa (the ancient Ibla) and Upper Ragusa. The city is one of the favorite itineraries for tourists, as it is an example of ancient rural traditions, Greek archeology and evocative Baroque and nineteenth-century architecture.

 

 

 

NOTO AND THE OASIS OF VENDICARI 140 km FAR - Full-day trip

 

Rich in capitals, Baroque friezes, churches and noble palaces, Noto has been awarded with the title of "Cultural Heritage of Humanity" by Unesco. The finds from the ancient cities of Eloro and Noto Antica deserve to be visited, without forgetting the Vendicari Oasis, a nature reserve characterized by a mild climate and the presence of the fantastic Mediterranean scrub. The activities that certainly boast the greatest number of enthusiasts among those that can be practiced in the Vendicari Reserve are: birdwatching, diving, canoeing and trekking.