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Necropoli di Pantalica: Tours & Tickets

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Hiking in the magical Anapo river valley, you come upon steep cliff sides that are dotted with thousands of rock-cut tombs dating from the 13th century BC.
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Tra Ferla e Sortino, Pantalica, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place, no long queue. Easy to find and huge parking area nearby. Small waterfall can be seen also.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank efekete2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a half-day plus in the necropolis and Anaktoron. We hired Paulo Cavarra as our guide (you can find him at Pantalica Experience on Facebook and online - we certainly recommend him). We met him at Sortino at an easy to find location (especially...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hired Paolo Cavarra (Pantalica Experience) to guide us through Pantalica Nature Reserve and it was a fantastic experience. We met him In Sortino, a village quite close to one of the Pantalica entrance gates. He led us down the gorge, pointing out the necropolis...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank swimmer283
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went here for a day trip while we were holidaying in Syracuse. Firstly, if you're driving then you need to know that the road bridge near the Ferla end is closed. We had to navigate from there through tiny, winding roads...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brettsue
Reviewed 2 September 2019

We visited Pantalica in late August 2019 having heard great things about the place. I had contacted a recommended guide Paulo Cavarra (p.cavarra@tin.it) and we met him in Sortino. He took us on a c.6km circular tour of Pantalica - the place is magical. Wonderful...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Larryshulman
Reviewed 13 August 2019

The limestone gorge is formed by the two rivers and is pitted with ancient rock-gouged tombs, dwelling places and temples, occupied from antiquity. The colours and hues are remarkable

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Eli B
Reviewed 16 July 2019

Beautiful cave with the old graves Walking from Ferla in to the clough is amazing. A lot of flowers (it is spring) the old graves in the walls, the water of the river it makes it complete. You need good shoes and a GPS will...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank g_de_gooyer
Reviewed 22 June 2019 via mobile

We are regular visitors to Sicily and, in particular, Syracuse but have never visited this wonderful park before. A little research came up with the name of our guide, Paolo (follettoibeleo@gmail.com) and what a find he was! We arranged to meet in his home town...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank WhistlingBear
Reviewed 26 May 2019

We visited from the Sortino entrance, with our toddler in our back-carrier. The site is fascinating though we scaled our planned walk down to a there-and-back to the Ankataron archaeological site, rather than the bigger round trip we'd planned: paths were uneven and in places...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cuccir
Reviewed 26 May 2019

Off the beaten path, Necropolo Pantalica affords a magical experience. Be sure that you have a good trail map. We hiked from the second parking lot (I think) in from the Ferla entrance using a book of Sicilian hiking trails as our guide. The descent...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Robb H
17 August 2019|
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Response from WhistlingBear | Reviewed this property |
hI Robb. Paolo (the guide) charged us around €80 for two people. We had a great morning with him and will certainly look to use him for other tours on future visits.
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13 August 2019|
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Response from g_de_gooyer | Reviewed this property |
Walking in Pantalica without a guide is free and you can see the grave tombs in different places. High in the walls and sometimes beside the walkingpath.
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Hi, The is no road running through and you must walk. Even the "easier" areas are uneven but there is no need for scrambling or climbing. I am 61 and have a form of rheumatoid arthritis which affects all of my joints and... More
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