Itinerary

Piccolo’s Mansion

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Capo d'Orlando e dintorni, Itinerary | 0 comments

Piccolo’s Mansion

Lucio Piccolo, known Sicilian poet was born in the early ’900 left us with his brothers Casimiro and Agata Giovanna Piccolo, a refined and elegant villa, built at the end of ’800, which is located at 3 Km from the centre, in the district of Vina. Here to keep the memories of this noble artistic and human Palermo family, settled in Capo d’ Orlando in the late ’30s.   The special friendship as well as kinship, which bound Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, author of “The Gattopardo” with Piccolo ( Lucio, knight and poet, recognized before his death in 1969 poet...

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Eolian’s Islands

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Other Locations, Itinerary | 0 comments

Eolian’s Islands

Proclaimed in 2000 by UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Aeolian’s archipelago consists of seven islands: Alicudi, Filicudi, Lipari, Panarea, Salina, Stromboli and Vulcano. All the seven islands are of volcanic origin, but only Stromboli’s and Vulcano’s volcanoes are still active. In the other islands, however, there are still volcanic activities such as fumaroles. The largest Island in the archipelago is Lipari, which is only 24 miles from the coast of Sicily: it is both in size of the territory (37,6 square kilometres)and for the number of inhabitants (around 9000). The island, whose...

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The Light house

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Capo d'Orlando e dintorni, Itinerary | 0 comments

The Light house

The Lighthouse of Capo d’ Orlando has always been a point of reference for the fishermen and the symbol of the country along with the Madonna’s Mount. In the official acts results that its construction dates back to the early 1900s, when the village had about 1,000 inhabitants. In fact, from the write-off of the topographic map prepared in May 26th 1883, it is not visible any sign which suggests the presence of a lighthouse. The necessity of its construction was because of the increasing of maritime activities in the area of Capo d’Orlando developed on the coast in the late 1800s,...

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Rocche del Castro

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Capo d'Orlando e dintorni, Itinerary | 0 comments

Rocche del Castro

The Fortresses of Castro are rock formations of calcareous Mesozoic era located in the area of  Alcara Li Fusi, Longi and San Marco d’ Alunzio at a height of 1315m above the sea level in the Mountains of Nebrodi. These calcareous rocks, which in the opinion of some scholars are the oldest of Sicily, date back to the Mesozoic era as confirmed by numerous fossil remains. They also have different fault lines spectacular, as well as interesting from the geological point of view. Represent a rare example of dolomite rocks in southern Italy. Probably stood near the ancient Greek city of...

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Nebrodi’s Park

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Capo d'Orlando e dintorni, Itinerary | 0 comments

Nebrodi’s Park

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Catafurco’s Waterfall

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Capo d'Orlando e dintorni, Itinerary | 0 comments

Catafurco’s Waterfall

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