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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 393384752390
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Unzent, France
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Before our visit to Sicily (with my wife) I have done a detailed web search of places to visit and read couple of books and despite that I did not find anything about Pantalica (but maybe its my fault). Only by chance we found the place and we were very glad. The place is unique and unforgettable. You walk among... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Rock tombs cut into a beautifully scenic gorge. Take water as it is a hot trek from the car park. We were there three hours and only scratched the surface

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The tombs are located in a park, which can be accessed from two sides (free entrance). The hike is going through some rough terrain (no real paths, at least they are quite "irregular"). The scenery is beautiful, and the graves are interesting to see. Below, in the valley, there is a small pond with clear mountain water (drinkable). Nice to... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Unfortunately, since we made for ourselves quite busy plan of going around Sicily, we had only 3 hours to spend in Pantalica which is definetly not enough. Next year we ll definetly come for all day to do the full tour! We came from the Sortino entrance. The nature around takes breath, you re walking next to very beautiful canyon,... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Although we were with a real archaeologist who'd showed us some pretty impressive things already, we weren't prepared for this: an isthmus of land, surrounded by extremely high sheer cliffs into which are cut THOUSANDS of burial sites. The scope is mind-boggling! You don't need a guide, but some time studying the comments here or a reliable guide book will... More 

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