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Points of Interest

If you want to better discover Alcantara Park, it is recommended to combine nature hikes with a visit to the Museums and the places of interest you will find in the following pages.
For further information, please check the Park web site. Info 0942.989925 fzullo@parcoalcantara.it

Information on local events, if not found on the website, can be asked to the municipality or Pro Loco that organise the event itself.

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Point of InterestLocation
  Archaeological museumRandazzo (CT)
  Castle of CalatabianoCalatabiano (CT)
  Giardini Naxos archaeological areaGiardini Naxos (ME)
 Taormina, the Greek-Roman TheaterGreek-Roman theatreTaormina (ME)
  Isolabella and Villa Caronia Regional Nature MuseumTaormina (ME)
 Francavilla di Sicilia, Capuchin Friars Monastery, Museum of the rural cultureMonastery of of Friars Minor CapuchinFrancavilla di Sicilia (ME)
  Museum of "Pupi Siciliani"Randazzo (CT)
  Museum of Natural HistoryGiardini Naxos (ME)
  Museum of Natural ScienceRandazzo (CT)
  Museum of Valle Alcantara - Ethnographic ExhibitionCastiglione di Sicilia (CT)
  Palazzo Cagnone and AntiquariumFrancavilla di Sicilia (ME)
 
Water, lights, and colors: Here you are river Alcantara
Water, lights, and colors: Here you are river Alcantara

Journey along the River


From the mouth to the spring...

The Park Municipalities are characterized by several historical evidences and deserve a thorough visit to better discover the origins of the Valley.
Following river Alcantara from the mouth to the spring, visitors will find Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony of Sicily. From Mt. Tauro, the plain of Capo Schisò is dominated by Taormina, famous tourist resort. The two towns offer visitors a rich historical-cultural-architectural heritage, evidences of which are preserved in the local Museums.
Continuing along the valley, you will meet Calatabiano, whose name derives from the Arabic Qalat-Bian, meaning "Biano's Castle". Of great interest the traditional "Discesa di S.Filippo" in the third week of May, an occasion to visit the medieval castle and S. Marco Castle with its characteristic rectangular plan.

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