Si Trova: tra Taormina e Castelmola
Lat: 37° 51' 18.49232" N - Long: 15° 16' 47.32505" E
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Since prehistoric times this path has been a link between the site of Taormina and the fortress of Castelmola.
Today this street is frequented by who want to walk in nature and enjoy the typicality of the place.
The landscape and the colors of the Mediterranean are the real protagonists and there is a majestic view of the surrounding area.
The panorama ranges from Naxos to Etna, from Taormina to the fortress of Mola.
This area was once rich in almond trees and was also called Piano delle Ficarre due to the massive presence of fig and prickly pear plants.
Along the way you can see, on a rocky prominence, the archaeological site of Cocolonazzo di Mola: a protohistoric necropolis with "artificial grotticella" of the X-VII century BC, a little further you pass through the ruins of the Saracen Gate, which mark the beginning of the ancient fortified citadel; from here, in 902, after having conquered Castelmola, the Arabs with the Emir Ibrahim-Ibn-Ahmed passed to conquest Taormina.
Continuing along the path you will also encounter the remains of a second medieval door surmounted by a niche, and a little further on you will reach the ancient church of San Biagio, built around the 4th century near the rock face.
At the end of the path you can admire all the most characteristic corners of the ancient village of Castelmola.
The path is well marked by dry stone walls and does not present particular difficulties.
Today we discover...
Salinelle del Fiume
Mud craters on the bank of the Simeto
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