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Nebrodi Mountains

Nebrodi Mountains

A chain of mountains runs along Sicily’s northern coast: the Peloritani in the east, followed by the Nebrodi and the Madonie. In 1993 Sicily established a regional park (www.parcodeinebrodi.it) in the forest-covered Nebrodi range. These mountains are characterised by their gentlyundulating contours, in spite of the fact that the highest peak is over 1800m/5900ft in elevation. However, where limestone deposits begin to emerge, as they do at Alcara li Fusi, the landscape becomes much more dramatic. The Nebrodi are extensively wooded, and so are rich in water, with frequent fountains along the roads.

Walk: Monte Soro and Lago Biviere >>track on Google Maps



On this walk you rove through the extensive beech woods at the foot of Monte Soro (1847m/6058ft), the highest peak of the Nebrodi. In March, before the trees come into leaf, the forest floor is covered with the most marvellous spring flowers. Late autumn is also particularly beautiful, when the leaves turn yellow and red. The woods are interrupted by streams and clearings where livestock graze. You’ll frequently encounter half-wild Sanfratellani, a local breed of horses introduced by the Normans during the Middle Ages. Lago Biviere is a paradise for birdwatchers.


Described as walk 15 in Landscapes of Sicily. Car tours and walks, Sunflower (20134). Have a look at the editors web site with current updates: www.sunflowerbooks.co.uk/product/walking-in-sicily/.


Walk: Monte Soro and Lago delle Biviere on a bigger screen

Walk: Cascata del Catafurco

Walk: Cascata del Catafurco

You walk through a peaceful peasants’ landscape in the valley of the San Basilio River. The stroll takes you to a waterfall, cascading from a height of 20m/60ft into a little pool. Bathing here is very refreshing on hot days.

 

 

Described as walk 16 in Landscapes of Sicily. Car tours and walks, Sunflower (20134).

 

Have a look at the editors web site with current updates: www.sunflowerbooks.co.uk/product/walking-in-sicily/.

Walk: Bosco di Mangalaviti and Lago Biviere

Walk: Bosco di Mangalaviti and Lago Biviere

Extensive oak and beech woods, occasionally interrupted by clearings, cover the northern slopes of the Nebrodi. Along the way you will probably meet herds of cattle, pigs and horses. On hot days the animals gather along the southern shore of the Lago Biviere in the shade of the trees. The lake is also a magnet for birdwatchers.

 

 

Described as walk 17 in Landscapes of Sicily. Car tours and walks, Sunflower (20134).

 

Have a look at the editors web site with current updates: www.sunflowerbooks.co.uk/product/walking-in-sicily/.

Walk: Rocche del Crasto >>track on Google Maps



According to legend, one of Aeneas’ companions founded a town on the Rocche del Crasto after the flight from Troy. The site was well chosen, as this mountain fortress would have been easy to defend. Today eagles nest in the inaccessible places, with binoculars you might be lucky enough to see them.


Described as walk 18 in Landscapes of Sicily. Car tours and walks, Sunflower (20134). Have a look at the editors web site with current updates: www.sunflowerbooks.co.uk/product/walking-in-sicily/.


Walk: Rocche del Crasto on a bigger screen

 

 

 

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