Tusatrophy was born with the intention to give the visitors an opportunity to live a unique experience in a corner of paradise between the sea and the mountains, experiencing the…
Immerse yourself in the charms of the Madonie and this natural park where you run the risk of falling into a trance as you inhale the warm scents of Mother Nature as she awakens, set off on a lovely relaxing walk and listen to the whisper of the trees as they rustle in the wind, take a break on a swing and perhaps see a fox, a fallow deer or watch an eagle circling in the clear blue skies above.
This is what the Madonie is all about: spectacular mountains waiting to be conquered via the network of numerous trails in the spring and summer as well during the winter months for an unforgettable excursion on skis. These trips are unique, between Pomieri and Piano Pomo, discovering the giant hollies, from Pomieri to Casa Lapazza, along the Sp54 between Petralia Sottana and Piano Battaglia travelling along the trails number 4 and number 15 in the direction of Piano Pomo where you will be able to admire the unique giant hollies that reach up to 15 metres in height with such thick foliage that very little light is able to filter through.
The oldest specimens are reckoned to be around 350 years old. Following the trail takes around 7 hours.
Then there is the route that takes you to Pizzo Carbonara after a really long hike that starts from Battaglietta where there is a karst depression along the slopes of Mount Ferro. Piano Battaglia is just a stone’s throw away and is where the Byzantine and the Arabs troops encountered each other in a merciless battle that took place in 831 AD. The Muslims advanced and the Christians ceded.