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Alcantara Gorge

Via Nazionale 5 | Motta Camastra, 98030, Sicily, Italy
+39 333 360 9545
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Walk along the floor of this 223-foot deep lava canyon - a narrow, scenically spectacular gorge carved out of the rock by a fast-flowing stream.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“the river” (42 reviews)
“cold water” (10 reviews)
“car park” (16 reviews)
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Via Nazionale 5 | Motta Camastra, 98030, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful place to see. A must do on a trip to Sicily. The water is very cold, so don't stay in it too long! The walls of the gorge are unlike anything I've seen before. There are small beaches to sit on for...More

Thank Lisa_SC0215
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Very nice views of the surrounding landscape, as had been expected after reading the reviews here. We got some tickets to use the stairway - approx 200 stairs (Eur 1,50 rather than Eur 12 for the lift - which would a good option anyway for...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We travelled by bus from Taramina bus station, only 5 euro return. To enter the gorge it costs 8 euros for seniors, otherwise 10 Europe's, take a towel as you might want to walk through the water as there is a "beach" at the bottom...More

1  Thank colin B
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We went to the river after the climb to the mountain Etna, and it was very refreshing to swim in it. It was cold but not to cold. The employees were very kind they told as everything we needed. The man on the parking lot...More

Thank Tine P
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

If you read the reviews as I did, you will be misled - it's fantastic! Well worth paying for the car park (felt very safe leaving ALL our stuff), the lovely botanic gardens, the walkways, the canteen (with fabulous ice cream) and the lift. Btw...More

2  Thank fekq
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic rock formations along the river. We descended the alcantara river rivertubing. Had a great time!

Thank VK019
Reviewed 4 October 2017

the natural gorge is spectacular with pools and gushing waterfalls between weird rock formations, but the hype of picnic areas, walks among special plant species, glamping etc is unwarranted and wrong. Unless you are incapacitated or very unfit, the lift ticket is a rip off,...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a nice place for a short walk. If you do not want to walk through the garden (with nice views down to the river), just buy a cheaper ticket. With a cheaper ticket you can only go down to the river, which is...More

Thank WiTa0
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Gorge alone is interesting but probably only worth at most an hour of your time. We only intended to visit the Gorge so followed other travellers' advice to park in the main car park, tip the attendant a couple of euros and then walk...More

6  Thank RobertThurlow
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Popular sideline for trips to Mount Etna is this Gorge with a cold river running through the middle of it. Organised trips get a discount on the entrance fee taking it down from 9 Euro to 7. Big cafe at the top (i.e. Before you...More

2  Thank SteveTheAstonFan
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Zabbet
18 September 2017|
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Response from SteveTheAstonFan | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can get a train from Messina to Taormina Giardini station, then a bus to Recanati bus station where you can then pick up a bus to the gorge which is about an hour (and on to Etna should you so desire which takes much... More
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TRC111
13 August 2017|
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Response from Matthew S | Reviewed this property |
It is, there are lifts to the bottom. However, it is a gorge and I guess there is only so much you can see with a pushchair. You could carry your child once at the bottom but would have to leave the pushchair somewhere. I... More
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Jacques C
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Response from Sally F | Reviewed this property |
There were people there with dogs of all sizes!
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