The hinterland between the mountains

The Sicilian hinterland, far from the beaches and archaeological sites scattered along the coast, offers perhaps the most authentic aspect of this land . In addition, the mountains of the island, which possess a rugged and wild beauty, give the opportunity to grasp unique landscape aspects .

From Palermo head to Cefalù , famous for its Arab-Norman cathedral and crowded beaches.

From here you can make the magnificent excursion on foot to the Sanctuary of Gibilmanna , from which there is a splendid panorama that embraces the entire Madonie chain.

From Cefalù head towards the heart of the Madonie Regional Natural Park . Characterized by an extraordinary countryside rich in woods, the park is crossed by a dense network of well-marked trails.

Petralia Soprana , a pretty town perched on top of a hill, is the ideal base for excursions.

Continuing east towards Gangi and Sperlinga , where there are some prehistoric caves, and you reach the torrid Enna . Enjoy the delightful atmosphere of the still perfectly preserved medieval center by strolling along the walls of the mighty fortifications of the Castello di Lombardia .

With a short bus ride you can reach the Villa Romana del Casale . Located near Piazza Armerina , this villa of the IV, famous for its magnificent mosaics, represents the most important testimony of the Roman civilization in Sicily.

The itinerary ends in Catania , those who wish can reach the slopes of Etna and face the strenuous climb on foot to the main craters to admire the widest and most spectacular views of the whole island.