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Cefalú: La Rocca Archaeological Park Guided Hiking Tour

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Discover preserved history and natural splendor on a guided hiking trip through La Rocca Archaeological Park. Explore the remains of a temple to the goddess Diana on the way to views of the sea.

Highlights

  • Stroll through the picturesque alleys of Cefalù until you reach the entrance to the Rocca Park
  • Explore the promontory with its nature trails in a paradise overlooking the sea
  • Visit the park with its fortress admiring the fortification walls, cisterns, ovens, churches of the Byzantine period and the Temple of Diana

Description

The guided tour of the archaeological park of Cefalù will make you discover an important naturalistic and historical area because it preserves the archaeological remains combined with the charm and naturalistic beauty of the Park. Starting from the town of Cefalù, on a trekking route we head towards the promontory which has an altitude of 270 meters above sea level and we enter the naturalistic and archaeological park of the Rocca di Cefalù. The ascent to the Rocca, through a fortified medieval path, offers the visitor many postcard views and culminates in a spectacular panoramic point from which it is possible to appreciate the view of Cefalù over the sea. The fortress houses several monuments of Byzantine origin, the population in the past centuries took advantage of its position to take refuge from enemy attacks. You will visit the remains of the Temple of Diana, full of legends and mysteries about its construction appears as a fortress sanctuary: the realization similar to a fortress and the ideal position to control those arriving from the sea and is a sacred building linked to the cult of water. Nearby we can admire a cistern dating back to the 9th century BC. and the little church of S. Anna. Walking through the park with our guided tour we will be able to admire other archaeological testimonies of the Byzantine peoples such as fortification walls and ovens. Enjoy the spectacular green landscape where you can immerse yourself in the silence of nature and its beauty that reaches its maximum splendor at sunset and you can enjoy a unique view of Cefalù

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Licensed tour guide

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