The central part of Sicily extends along the mountain chain of Erei, with large lakes, such as Lake Pergusa or pozzillo lake, beautiful nature reserves and archaeological parks. The area boasts one of the best preserved natural heritage of the island. The mountain range of Erei, who in Monte Altesina the highest peak (m. 1192 above sea level), is a fascinating and diverse place.
The inland Sicily is a land which invites you to rediscover the pleasure of long walks, trekking or biking, paragliding flights to admire these breathtaking landscapes! A timeless landscape where there are still signs of an ancient past: the prehistoric settlements, such as the necropolis of Realmese; traces of Byzantine domination in the Byzantine cave Enna or the village of Canalotto in Calascibetta; the traces of the Arab domination of the blind alleys of the city or in everyday language; Norman traces between the castles of the area, such as the Castle of Lombardy or the Tower of Frederick; the testimonies of the sulfur extractions of the '700-'800 with Floristella- Grottacalda, where the sulfur quarries, the furnaces and the village of miners are still visible; and again, evidence of Spanish rule in the religious traditions such as the famous Holy Week.
The area of Erei also holds unique artistic heritage: from the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina Morgantina, from archaeological Centuripe the Sperlinga castle, from where you can admire the vastness of the Sicilian territory that the Arabs were divided into Val di Noto, Val Demone and Val di Mazara. Central Sicily in life follows a calm rhythm in harmony with nature. Come and discover it with us ...
(Texts and experiences curated by SicilyErei)