The Deep South

The necropolis of Pantalica, UNESCO World Heritage site of extraordinary archaeological importance, it is a universe of uniqueness. Rivers, lakes, natural caves, and then unique vegetation and breathtaking scenery. Come discover it with us!

Difficulty: Easy

Equipment Recommended: high heat (plateau and half-way paths); fresh wet (bottom of the valley)


The "Rupestrian Necropolis of Pantalica" belong to the UNESCO World Heritage List, which is the largest in the Mediterranean (over 5,000 tombs) and one of the most important archaeological sites in Sicily due to the dense presence of testimonies such as tombs and dwellings carved out of rock which goes from the thirteenth century B.C. to the Middle Ages.

The nature reserve oriented "Pantalica, Valle dell'Anapo, Torrente Cavagrande" between the towns of Palazzolo Acreide, Sortino, Buscemi, Cassaro and Ferla, covers about 3,700 hectares and is crossed by the rivers Calcinara and Anapo, the most important of all the Sicilian south-east and from unpaved paths, among which the one based on an old disused railway line.

The landscape is strongly characterized by the typical aspects of the Ibleo plateau (cave), particularly rich in water, plants and animal species.

Route details.

Environmental context: Karst river valley, riparian hygrophilous vegetation, limestone plateaus
Linear route: approx. 5km
traced composition: rock and beaten earth
Altitude: 420m (max) 250m (min); difference in height 170m
hygrothermal conditions: high heat (plateau and half-way paths); fresh wet (bottom of the valley)

Departure time on foot: 9.30
Arrival time on foot: 17,30



Hiking guide and environmental
Reportage photography (including underwater photography)
First aid Kit
Dinner at the end of the trip at trattoria cuisine sortinese


Meeting Point.

Porto Commerciale Augusta:

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.