Excursions to the Gorges of Tiberius

The Gorges of Tiberius, site Geopark recognized by UNESCO, are located along the river Pollina in the Madonie Park in the San Mauro Castelverde. Gole, about 400 meters long and as high as up to 50 meters, are made up of limestone rocks formed in the upper Triassic.

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The visit to the Gorges of Tiberius is a trip back in time, in a wild and unknown accessible to all, but recommended only to those who truly love the unspoiled nature, silence and live a unique sensory experience to discover a primordial world dating back some 200 million years ago a completely preserved even today, as very few other places in the world, where the changing seasons and plasma model the surrounding ecosystem.

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Visiting the Gorges means discovering fossils of gastropods, the many bird nests also just inches from the water, the numerous caves once inhabited by bandits and legends related to them and to the place, that of the famous Miricu, the Truatura and Monster, the play of light that are created between the water and the walls, the contrast between the warm winds outside and cool inside, and if you are lucky, even the eagle in flight.

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Sant’Ambrogio

Sant’Ambrogio

The small location that is tucked in between a little crook in a hill right close to Cefalu in Sicily is fabulous.  Only five kilometres away from Cefalu, it’s a chance to walk into what seems like a completely different century.

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Cefalu offers you beauty of a fishing port that is ancient with wonderful cathedrals that are Romanesque in design.  However, it’s full of tourist, and getting much busier.  Sant’Ambrogio is not at all, in fact the life in this little location is much the same as it was in the last 500 years.  Where you can still find old man sitting on the beach in rows, while wives are sitting gossiping on the steps of their houses.

While the girls will watch the boys from afar acting as if they are not even noticing you, the boys pose around their vehicles!  You will find the priest who is going across the piazza on his way to work, while the cats walk in the alleys.

It’s often touted as a real “experience”, and if you want to see it, stop by this little village.  It may not be this way for long where you can view olive trees, pines and fruit trees among a rural setting.  But there are so many fabulous things to see in Sant’Ambrogio, it’s really a stop you should take to view for yourself!

Biologic Farm: Azienda Biologica Catalfamo

Biologic Farm: Azienda Biologica Catalfamo

Want to see just what a biological farm looks like?  While visiting Cefalu, check out Azienda Biologica Catalfamo.  Full of trees, fruit, olive and vegetables as well.  Not only that they have a small zoo to view as well, including horses, donkeys and other animals.  Walk through the woods and see some of nature, like hedgehogs, roe-deer or even foxes.  Plus you’ll see a variety of birds too.  It’s beautiful and a place where you can forget about the outside world.

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Even a spot where you can choose to spend a bit of time!  They have apartments that you can rent to enjoy this lovely area for a longer bit of time.  Whether you want a small studio or a larger 2 bedroom, they have both available.

Staying in one of those places will give you the chance to enjoy the farm even more and to view Lake Garda as well.  With oaks, orchards of fruit trees and the olive trees, plus some of the most extraordinary orchids you can see in the wild.

You can enjoy a walk or climb some of the steeper hills, and even try some mountain biking or surfing as well.  This location is one that will offer you so much to do and so many opportunities for pictures to take to share with loved ones back home!

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The Museum In Cefalu A Nice Day To Explore Cefalu History

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If you visit Cefalu, the wonderful and beautiful location in Sicily, there is a must see spot, it’s the museum.  A place where you can find wonderful art, and so much more.  The Museo Mandralisca is a spot that will have any visit to this location topped with seeing some of the best art in the area, and some once hidden treasures.

Cefalu used to be a location that very few people knew about, but now it’s become the spot to vacation!  With beaches, mountains, and beauty beyond any expectation, it’s really a spot to visit at least one time in your life, if not many!

You’ll find the museum down a short side street, and not at all too far from the location of the cathedral.  The collection is wonderful and was placed thanks to the work of Enrico Piraino (1809-64), he was the Baron of Mandralisca.  A man who loved archaeology and was an amateur, he helped in excavating the island Lipari.

Perhaps one of the greatest treasures you’ll find in the museum is the Ignoto Marinaio, painted by Antonello da Messina.  With only a few of his paintings having survived to modern day, it’s quite nice to see one of the dozen that is left in this museum.  If you visit the Museo Mandralisca you have a chance to see this masterpiece among many other wonderful works of art!

“Fun time for kids in beautiful surroundings”

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Madonie Park

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This is a fun adventure playground among the trees in the stunning area of the Madonie mountains in Sicily. It offers rope/ladder walking from tree to tree, cable slides and so on at various levels of difficulty (starting 3/4 years old up to adults). There is also an area for bbq and picnic. It is run by very nice young people. English not great but you need to watch rather than listen to instructions (how to attach the harness, how to go from tree to tree, etc.). It also offers tents in the trees, mountain biking, archery, etc.