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RNO Monte Cofano – Natural Reserve

RNO Monte Cofano – Natural Reserve

Monte Cofano Less frequented than the relatively closer Zingaro natural reserve, the Reserve of Mount Cofano, located between Castelluzzo and Custonaci, is strikingly beautiful for its coastline, its meadows, stretches of dwarf palms and for its rich variety of wildlife which includes the peregrine falcon. A walk through the reserve offers the opportunity to jump into history (besides the literal...

RNO Zingaro – Natural reserve

RNO Zingaro – Natural reserve

The Zingaro has not got a coastal path, even if it was expected and eventually started in 1979. To gain the suspension of the labours and the countermand of finance, from 1974 to 1981 many naturalistic associations protested all together, helped by a massive campaign of the media to awaken the public opinion, and the 18th of May 1989 together with almost...

Villa Romana Del Casale – Piazza Armerina

Villa Romana Del Casale – Piazza Armerina

The Villa Romana del Casale (Sicilian: Villa Rumana dû Casali) is a large and elaborate Roman villa or palace located about 3 km from the town of Piazza Armerina, Sicily. Excavations have revealed one of the richest, largest and varied collections of Roman mosaics in the world,for which the site has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2] The villa and artwork contained within date to the early 4th century AD. The...

Monreale’s Dome

Monreale’s Dome

The cathedral of Monreale is one of the greatest extant examples of Norman architecture anywhere. It was begun in 1174 by William II. In 1182 the church, dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, was, by a bull of Pope Lucius III, elevated to the rank of a metropolitan cathedral. The church is a national monument of Italy and one of the most important attractions of Sicily....

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