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Necropoli di Pantalica

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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.
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Tra Ferla e Sortino, Pantalica, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our hike through this amazing place. Our guide helped us try to understand how the graves were made and we pondered why. It's fun to spend time thinking about prehistoric life. We lucked into a guide when we got there but you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

We visited Sicily in May 2018 and were quite frustrated in that there didn't seem to be many guided tours available, and we were a bit reluctant to drive ourselves (given crazy Sicilian driving that we had already witnessed). We came across this guide (I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank bundle_of_straws
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

We only had a few hours at Pentallica so we weren't able to do one of the longer routes but we had a very enjoyable 2 hours poking around looking in or at houses, churches and grave sites in beautiful surroundings with the river below....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan H
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

A couple of things to know. Our gps told us we had arrived—at the wrong place. There are trails here but a few Ks further the road ends at a small parking lot. This is where you want to start your hike. Our hike was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank frogcarguy
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

A fascinating place; the most frequently used entrance is the northern one but, whichever you use, there is a relatively steep walk down into the gorge. You will pass tombs on the way down. Take the time to cross the stream and climb someway up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul T
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We visited on a cool (17º) but sunny day in late September. While I highly recommend a visit, I advise that it would be useful to read a little on-line info prior to the visit to gain some insight into its history and setting, because...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travelin_tommy
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We did a 9 mile hike around the site visiting all of the sites. The tombs on the Necropoli Nord-Est were very impressive; you wonder how they actually accessed them to carve them out and then bury their dead. Some really good views. You can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JGandIG
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Necropolis of Pantalica in Sicily contains more than 5000 tombs carved into the rocks of the Ibleic mountains under the open sky. They were created during the XIII-VII centuries BC. by Sicels, the people who came to Sicily at the end of the Bronze Age...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 475vladimirm
Reviewed June 16, 2018

We didn't have the time nor inclination to go for much of a hike, but a short walk from a small car park gave us good views of an impressive limestone gorge, with hundreds of 15th-7th century BCE tombs cut into it. Impressive scenery and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

This place is very very interesting for a multitudes of aspects. Historically talking Pantalica represent one of the most important prehistoric archaeological site. Over than 5000 graves carved into the rocks. Naturally is a beautiful place that offers stunning landscapes, the biodiversity, the River, the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Not that I am aware of. The area is approached from two car parks. At the one we parked at there was a hut at the entrance which had a couple of chaps in it, plus an area for information - though no leaflets to be found. A... More
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