Noto Antica and Cava Carosello

Visit with us the remains of the ancient Noto, its karst rivers, and the countless gentle waterfalls that lead to a beautiful, hidden and unexpected pond.

Difficulty: Easy

Equipment Recommended: Hiking shoes preferably high ankle, hat, 3 liters of water, sunscreen, swimsuit, towels


The plateau of Mount Alveria, just over 400m above sea level is a precious site with a surprising "heart" shape, on which the ancient city of Noto was built, and on it you can still see what remained after the huge earthquake of 1693. Along one of the amazing karstic valleys that surround it, the most important rock tanneries in Sicily.

The environment is characterized by karstic phenomena, by "river potholes", by numerous waterfalls and by a hanging pond that dominates a forty meters’ morphological jump, a magical setting for a refreshing restorative bath.


Route details.

Environmental context: Karst river valley, riparian hygrophilous vegetation, limestone plateaus.
Ring route: 5km or 8km
Track composition: rock, mud, clay
Altitude covered by 8km: 430m (max), 216m (min); difference in height 214m
Route from 5km: 430m - 270m; difference in height: 160m

Starting time on foot: 9.30
End time: 17,30

Number of stops: minimum 3 (including lunch-break)

Hygrothermal conditions: high heat (ruins of Noto Antica); fresh wet (bottom of the valley)

Offered services.

Hiking and environmental guide
Photographic reportage (also underwater photography)
First aid kit
Dinner at the end of the excursion at the trattoria di cucina casareccia (Testa dell'Acqua)(appetizer, first or second course, side dish, fruit, dessert, wine, water, drink)

N.B. Transfer is not included in the price.
Possibility of bathing: yes.

Payment Options: In advance by bank transfer | In advance by credit card | In advance by Paypal


  1. General
    The tour is to be considered confirmed by the time the payment is received, which always takes place in advance for 100% off the amount. We ask you to inform us, during booking, the physical details of the participants, any food allergies or deficits of any kind.
  2. Cancellations
    The customer can cancel the excursion without penalties in case of increase of the tariff due to third causes, or in case of cancellation of the excursion by the organizer due to causes of climatic nature or a superior force.
    In the event that the customer decides to cancel the excursion for other reasons, these are the conditions of return:
    - 100% refund if cancellation occurs up to 30 days before the excursion.
    - 70% refund if cancellation occurs up to 10 days before the excursion.
    - 50% refund if cancellation occurs up to 3 days before the excursion.
    - 0% refund if the customer cancels the excursion 3 days before or does not show up at the meeting point.
  3. Changes
    The organizer reserves the right to modify the duration, the route or the route and the stages of the excursion based on organizational, climatic or logistical reasons, committing himself in any case to provide a satisfying service that is consistent with the offer.