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If you want to better discover Alcantara Park, it is recommended to combine the naturalistic tours with a visit to the Museums and the places of interest you will find in the following pages.
For further information, please contact Research, study, and environmental education center on the river ecosystems in Castiglione di Sicilia (Tel. +39 0942 980320) or visit the Park web site.

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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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