Private Excursion Alcantara Randazzo
Naturalistic trip along the Alcantara Valley to discover the amazing gorges, and walking in the medival center of Randazzo, the real soul of Inland Sicily
The Excursion Alcantara Randazzo is suggested, if you start from Hotels or Ports of Messina, Catania or Taormina and sourrounding. This is a tour for everyone, without difficulty. Suggested swim wear.
Excursion to Alcantara Gorges
The Alcantara is a river in Sicily. It has its source on the south side of Monti Nebrodi and its mouth in the Ionian Sea at Capo Schiso in Giardini-Naxos.
The name Alcantara is of Arabic origin and refers to a bridge from Roman times found by the Arabs.
Several thousand years ago, the river bed was blocked by a lava flow from Mount Etna. As the lava was cooled much more quickly by the water than it would have done otherwise, it crystallised in the form of columns. Over the next millennia, the river naturally eroded a channel through these columns, resulting an impressive gorges and ravines such as the “Gole dell’Alcantara” next to Francavilla di Sicilia where Peloritani mountains end
Excursion to Randazzo
Randazzo, is situated at the northern foot of Mount Etna, 70 kilometres northwest of Catania by rail. It is the nearest town to the summit of Etna, and is one of the points from which the ascent may be made. In the 13th century the town had its own army, which fought in favor of the king against the rebels. In 1210 King Frederick II of Hohenstaufen and his young wife Constance of Aragon sheltered at Randazzo to escape the terrible plague which raged in Palermo.
Highlights to visit:
Aragonese Gate, Palazzo Lanza,
Palazzo Scala, a former Royal residence from the 12th century.
Palazzo Finocchiaro (1509).
The Castello Svevo (“Hohenstaufen Castle”)
Private Excursion Alcantara Randazzo up to 8 passengers with sedan or minivan. Duration 6 – 7 Hours, Prices starting from 55.00 EUR per person
Included in the Excursion Alcantara Randazzo
- Multilingual Driver-guide
- Wifi Onboard
- Baby Seat (if needed)
- A small bottle of water each
- Tax, Fuel, Toll, parking and Board for the driver
Not included in the Excursion Alcantara Randazzo
- Entrance Tickets
- Local Guide
- Lunch or Drinks
- Everything not specified in the include list