We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pantalica

#156 of 1,926 things to do in Sicily
Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Necropolis of Pantalica, Sortino, Syracuse, Italy, Sicily, Italy
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Description: Hiking in the magical Anapo river valley, you come upon steep cliff sides...
Hiking in the magical Anapo river valley, you come upon steep cliff sides that are dotted with thousands of rock-cut tombs dating from the 13th century BC.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 96 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Gorgeous!

We walked down past the neolithic cave tombs, across the sparkling river, up the other side and then along the road for a short way before plunging down once more to the river and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
oldbat24
,
London, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Sicily

Add Photo Write a Review

96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We walked down past the neolithic cave tombs, across the sparkling river, up the other side and then along the road for a short way before plunging down once more to the river and a welcome paddle in the cool green water. The wildflowers were spectacular so I recommend a visit in April or May when they are at their... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It would be a lovely walk on its own , but it supercharged by the tombs. A little hard to get to for us - on bicycles and not overly well supplied by public transport ...but get there if you can.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We spent a day at Pantalica walking the route listed in the Sunflower guide to Sicily. It's a four-hour hike that takes in much of the gorge and Necropoli. We began the walk at Sortino and visited the Anaktoron and the Byzantine village before returning to our parking. It's a stunning walk of indescribable beauty, which winds around the top... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Necropoli are fascinating and the scenery is beautiful. An excellent half day excursion during a tour around Sicily. We drove via Ferla, parked at the Anaktoron and did a round-trip walk down to the Anapo River, along the old railway and river bank, up the hill to the car park at the other end and back along past the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We did a round car trip from Syracuse, Sortino, Ferla, Noto Antica and Notorious back to Syracuse. I had read that there were at least two ways of getting to the Pantilica Bronze Age burial site. I am not sure after studying both the ways wether I got the one I wanted. However it did not matter because it was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
151 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

After driving for more than 1 hr on narrow mountain roads we got to this very poorly advertised site. The local caretaker was very happy to talk to us as he probably does not see many visitors in February. After a bit of a hike we got to the first tumbs. The scenary was beautiful but unless you have good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This place is very poorly advertised for such a good resource. I cycled up here from Ortigia attracted by the path along an abandoned railway track with tunnels. Quite a hard ride with a lot of climbing only to be told that bicycles were not allowed in! The gorge itself looked wonderful but I ended up frustrated and isolated by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Beautiful, wonderful walking, with a special sacred vibe. This is a must if you are in the area but take plenty of water as there is none to be had and the walks are long and strenuous.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

In a stunning landscape 40 km far from Syracuse you go 15000 years back in time. It s a peaceful Unesco site with Necropolis hided in an unspoilt idyllic Mediterranean Enviromment. And if you want enjoy it while trekking with Vanni Spataro 0039 349 35 52 539 it s a more enriching experience. Not to miss Visiting small towns around... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
cadier en keer
Level Contributor
84 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited the necroplolis of Pantalica in juli 2014, and came from the Ferla road when you drive from Modica Ragusa. This is a very nice trip by car itself in typical sicilian agricultural landscape (you NEED a car...) and once you reach the canyon the road stops and you park your car there. Then there are 2 paths down... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pantalica also viewed

Sortino, Province of Syracuse
Sortino, Province of Syracuse
 

Been to Pantalica? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pantalica

Address: Necropolis of Pantalica, Sortino, Syracuse, Italy, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pantalica and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Pantalica staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?