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Necropoli di Pantalica

Pantalica, Sicily, Italy
+39 338 475 2390
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The antidote to the bustle of the tourist scene

Tired of the shoulder to shoulder crowds of tourists in Siracusa, we donned our hiking boots and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
Way off the beaten track; wear hiking boots

My wife and I visited the Necropolis di Pantalica near Palazzolo Acreide during a two-week vacation... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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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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2 weeks ago
“The antidote to the bustle of the tourist scene”
12 May 2017
“Context of Visit.”
Pantalica, Sicily, Italy
+39 338 475 2390
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tired of the shoulder to shoulder crowds of tourists in Siracusa, we donned our hiking boots and came here to marvel at the thousands of tombs carved into the canyon walls. We came via Ferla driving to the absolute end of the road to the...More

Thank torquecom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Necropolis di Pantalica near Palazzolo Acreide during a two-week vacation in Sicily. We approached it from the direction of Ferla. However, with hindsight, it may have been better to come via Sortino, as I understand the approach it much...More

Thank Richard_Harpum
Reviewed 12 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank Richard B
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...More

Thank wendi
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...More

Thank wim n
Reviewed 4 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...More

1  Thank May C
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...More

1  Thank jamiehay51260
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...More

1  Thank Pieter592915
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...More

Thank Paleckingkonga
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...More

1  Thank Alasdair R
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Michael H
Hello, Are there downloadable maps of the hiking route available? If not, where/how could I buy it over there ?
12 September 2016|
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Response from seattaxi | Reviewed this property |
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