Necropoli di Pantalica
Necropoli di Pantalica
4.5
Ancient RuinsPoints of Interest & LandmarksHistoric Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Martin M
Ceska Lipa, Czech Republic262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
There is an interesting nature combined with an interesting history. This is a nice canon. Sometimes you have to climb to its top, other times you have to descend to the river in order to continue further. The tour is difficult, but if you choose your own pace, a beautiful landscape awaits you.
Written 15 May 2024
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,584 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I arrived early on my own, expecting it to be open, but sadly it wasn’t. Luckily on my way out a car drove up to the gates and went through. I followed to find out he was the gatekeeper of this unique UNESCO rated historic Pantalica Nature Preserve and collection of cemeteries with rock hewn chamber tombs on the Anapo River Valley. Hiking was tough in the rugged, rocky terrain as I climbed up aways. The area is breathtakingly beautiful with the river snaking through the indigenous flora and rocky outcrops. I never did get to the tombs because the terrain became unmanageable and sadly, I had to return. Those tombs believed to be about 4,000, date back from the 13th to the 7th centuries BC.
Written 7 February 2024
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Busker999
Tonbridge, UK1,502 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Think we got this wrong. Followed the rough guide but took us to an entrance that seemed to.not be well looked after. Saw a bit but was rather difficult to navigate and not many signs. Abandoned after an hour but think better entrance on other side
Written 10 November 2023
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Zoë v
Hasselt, Belgium20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Amazing views and great historical site! A walk to remember and views to cherish forever. Just be mindful during the walk and stay away from the edge at all costs. Upon reaching the river we had to return due to the fire hazard, but we stocked around for a little while because the calming waters were too much of a calming resting spot. Definitely had a great work out over there.
Written 28 August 2023
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Renan
226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
It's free, when we were there there was another 10 cars so we did not have any issues (other traveler has noted issues with thieves). We started at the Ingresso Pantalica lato Sortino, following the signs put by the local authorities. From there we walked down to the river and back (1h total maybe. Perhaps 2km). You can swim at that part of the river, it's nice and deep enough. This short walk is enough to see the first caves (few from close distance where you can walk in, and other located on the other side of the valley). The caves you see on the other side, I'd say you won't be able to get closer even if you continue the hike. 800m is even enough to get a nice photo in my opinion. There are three different hikes, 5, 8 and 14km if my memory is correct.
Written 30 May 2023
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JoDo43
Queensland, Australia136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We parked near the entrance gate manned by volunteers, but when we returned from our four hour walk, our car had been broken into and they had gone through absolutely everything. Luckily we had all of our important stuff with us.
The guy at the gate said two other cars had their windows broken and stuff taken. How did this happen within sight of them??
The walk was great and the site is amazing.
Written 7 May 2023
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Lucie
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Dogs are not allowed to Pantalica. There are no signs saying that, but there are "guards" that won't let you in.
Written 20 October 2022
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Leo v
Gouda, The Netherlands462 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
The very old buriel place where over 5.000 people were buried in rock caves in the necropolis of Pantalica near Sortino is really a must see.
Written 11 September 2022
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OnTheRoadAgain
Dubai, United Arab Emirates28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
This place was just amazing! It was ver serene and scenic the whole hike through. It wasn’t such a tough hike either. My wife and daughter and I had no issues getting through it. I highly recommend this place!
Written 11 March 2021
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
There are several tracks going through this site, depending on your interest and time. A visit of 1h is enough to visit some tombs. To get a better visit, and also enjoy the stunning views over the valley, I recommend taking the track that goes through the old railway. It takes around 2.5, 3h. You can even enjoy a swim in the river!
Written 13 October 2020
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