Lat: 38° 0' 40.96527" N - Long: 15° 22' 30.28517" E
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Already from the highway you can see, on the very high peak of the surrounding hills, the charm of the ruins of the Belvedere Castle of Fiumedinisi.
Sometimes enveloped by clouds, it is in solitude at a height of 743 meters above sea level.
The date of foundation is not certainty known.
The castle has an irregular plan; the best preserved part is the north one.
We can distinguish the remains of the mastio, some underground rooms, a cistern, the main entrance and traces of the walkways.
Here there was perhaps the ancient Greek village of Fiumedinisi.
In the woods near this area, on 28 September 1197, Henry VI, father of Frederick II Hohenstaufen, died.
The view from the castle is magnificent, ranging from the valley of Nisi to the Ionian Sea, from Capo Alì to Capo Sant'Alessio, from Monte Scuderi to the majestic Etna.
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Sabucina archaeological area
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