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Trekking Tour of the South-East Nature Reserves of Sicily

Trekking Tour of the South-East Nature Reserves of Sicily
Starts from

Catania

Duration

4 Days

Transportation

By Car

Length

282 km

Hotels

1

Guidance

Self-Guided

Categories

💥 Try for FreeSights in NatureAdventureActive Leisure
Hello my friends, I'm Claudia Basilicò and with this tour I will take you to discover the Natural Reserves of Avola Antica, a magical place surrounded by nature, where it is possible to go trekking and also enjoy swimming in the lakes that nature gives us. Finally I will show you Noto Antica, an area rich in information covering a time span, that goes from the prehistoric era to 1693, the year of the earthquake. Noto Antica is an archaeological sites with the remains of medieval structures where you can still admire monuments of great historical importance, such as the the Royal Castle built in 1091 and enlarged by Duke Pietro D'Aragona in 1430, rests of buildings and churches, and sections of the imposing walls that fortified the urban center.
Credits: This tour was made by Claudia Basilicò, as a multimedia tourist and storytelling project for the "Laboratory of formal technical writing (storytelling and gamification)", under the coordination of Prof. Elisa Bonacini, within the ITS 2-years COURSE "Higher Technician for the management of tourist accommodation facilities and cultural activities", 2019-2021, founded by the ITS Archimede Foundation at the CUMO Eastern Mediterranean University Consortium, in Noto (Syracuse).
ITS Fondazione Archimede Turism&Culture
ITS Fondazione Archimede Turism&Culture
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  • Naturalistic reserves.
  • Adventure between caves, lakes and rivers.
  • Uncommon destinations.
  • Traditional food.

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First day of your "Avola" trip
Day 187 km1 km

First day of your "Avola" trip

I will take you to discover the beautiful city of Avola, in the shape of a hexagon. Known and appreciated in particular for the fine wine that is produced in these areas, the very famous and prized "Nero d'Avola", and for the famous "pizzuta" almond of Avola, the city offers numerous tourist ideas, as well as an enchanting sea.
11:45
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Second day: Tourist visit and trekking at the Reserve
Day 226 km

Second day: Tourist visit and trekking at the Reserve

On this day I will take you to discover the Mother Church of the city of Avola and after this first cultural stop, I will show you the Cavagrande Reserve with its fantastic lakes. PS. do not forget to equip yourself with hiking boots and a bathing suit. After this nice tour I suggest you go and eat a good typical dish.
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Third day: Carrubella & Petracca
Day 343 km

Third day: Carrubella & Petracca

Dear friends, are you loaded up? I hope so, because today I will show you other lakes in the Reserve and I'm talking about Cava Carrubella and Petracca These are also fantastic places, nature always surrounds us.
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Last day: Martin Pescatore and Noto Antica
Day 4126 km

Last day: Martin Pescatore and Noto Antica

My friends, today is the last day together and I want to leave you good memories of this trip! This is the reason why, I will take you to the area of Ancient Noto! I'm talking about "Martin Pescatore", where even here you can take a nice bath surrounded by nature and after a nice walk to discover Noto Antica (which was abandoned after the 1693 earthquake and a new Noto was founded 8 km away). Here you can admire a series of spectacular sites belonging to all eras: a medieval castle with still prisoners' graffiti visible and the remains of the Palatine Chapel; Greek antiquities in different parts of the city; sumptuous 17th-century buildings entirely collapsed; city walls from every era; altars, niches, former hospitals, caves, churches, an Hellenistic gymnasiums ... all immersed in a vegetation that in the innermost parts becomes sudden and impassable. We sneak in, take strange paths, get lost, find ourselves, climb over… in a context of absolute naturalistic silence.
09:35
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