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Address: Pantalica, Sicily, Italy
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+39 338 475 2390

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.

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Let me explain. Firstly, this is an UNESCO world heritage site. So, expectations can be high. As I said let me explain the following: what you should expect, where to go for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me explain. Firstly, this is an UNESCO world heritage site. So, expectations can be high. As I said let me explain the following: what you should expect, where to go for your visit and what you can take from it. If you are going to look at a few (okay, alot) of holes (tombs) cut into rocks then, being... More 

Thank Richard B
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This was such a cool day for our multi generation family. Read many reviews of how tricky it was both to find and to navigate and some of that is true. But we followed the signs from Ferla and did as suggested by following signs to the last parking lot possible. Then it was a relatively gentle 1/2 hr? walk... More 

Thank wendi
Brussels, Belgium
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We are avid walkers and Pantalica offers a close to 4 hour walk, climbing up and down the river. This is not a walk in the parc, be sure you have good shoes and walk wear. You need water and food and sunscreen in your backpack! Unfortunately the south side of the walk was closed due to heavy rainfall and... More 

Thank wim n
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We did not have a car to get here but the lovely Paulo from Pantalica Experience collected us from our accomodation in Catania and at the end of the day trip took us to our next stop at Ortigia. We had a brilliant day with him. The paths seem to be well marked but it was his detailed knowledge that... More 

1 Thank May C
Cairo, Egypt
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55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you feel like mixing ancient necropoli built into the cliff faces of a gorge with some great walking, fresh water swimming and a bit of cave exploration, this is a brilliant place to visit for a few hours. The cave was the highlight. It is signposted off a walking path. You reach a locked gate but someone has thoughtfully... More 

1 Thank jamiehay51260
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very nice nature reserve that is still pretty off the beaten track. Not too busy. As opposed to many of the other reviews I did not find it hard to find - we took the Sortino entrance and Google maps was accurate enough (and there are quite some signs as well). Based on the Rother hiking travel guide we made... More 

1 Thank Pieter592915
Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Again take good hiking shoes, plenty of water and picnic. Come here in low season, otherwise will be too crowded, You will also need an (off) line google maps with GPS, not easy to find the entry. From reading material before coming here we had high expectations. Once on site, we were disappointed. AS UNESCO place we expected more information,... More 

Thank Paleckingkonga
Unzent, France
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Although this site is rather off the beaten track, it is definitely worth a visit. We visited it from Siracusa, though it is probably nearer the wonderful Palazzolo Acreide, and we did have some difficulty finding it. That said, it is signposted from Sortino. The site is large, with some tricky walking to get to the palace, some three and... More 

1 Thank Alasdair R
The Hague, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

At the end of the walk you'll find a nice river. I took a nice (cold) dive. This spot was quiet en therefore 4 stars 😄

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

we visited after reading the reviews it is like a place back in time...nature, archaeology and just pure pace is the only way to describe it

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