Sights


Gonfalone Quarry

Cava Gonfalone (Gonfalone quarry) is an important site of industrial archaeology in Ragusa. A latomia where stone blocks were quarried to rebuild Ibla and to construct the buildings of the new part after the earthquake of 1693.

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Ear of Dionysius

The Ear of Dionysius, or Ear of Dionysius, is one of the most famous monuments in Syracuse and all of Sicily. It is one of the artificial caves that are part of the Latomia del Paradiso, an ancient stone quarry used to build the city’s monuments during the Greek period.

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Rock of Cefalù

The Rocca di Cefalù, together with the Cathedral and the medieval wash-house, is one of the symbols of this splendid seaside town. Inhabited since prehistoric times, the promontory, from the Hellenistic age on, acquired an increasingly important role in the defense against attacks from the sea.

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Ingresso della Grotta del Cavallo sull'isola di Vulcano

Horse Cave (Vulcano)

The Grota del Cavallo (Horse Cave) is located in the north-western part of Vulcano, near another of the island’s great attractions: the Piscina di Venere (Venus Pool). The name is said to originate from the shape of a rock that sits at the end of the natural cave and resembles a horse’s head.

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Laghetto di Lingua a Salina, una delle Isole Eolie

Little lake of Lingua

The Laghetto di Lingua (Little Lake of Lingua) is certainly one of the most evocative places on Salina. The Romans built a salt extraction plant here between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. The name of the island was taken from this. However, unlike the Salt Mines of Trapani or those of Marsala, those of Lingua are no longer visible.

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La Grotta del Bue Marino sull'isola di Filicudi

Bue Marino Cave (Filicudi)

The Grotta del Bue Marino on Filicudi, also known as the “Green Cave”, is located on the north-western side of the island, near the famous Punta Perciato. It is the largest cave in the Aeolian Islands and certainly one of the most beautiful and fascinating, featuring an incredible play of light.

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