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The Alcantara Gorges

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One of the most requested excursions

One of the most requested excursions on the island of Sicily is a visit to the Alcantara Gorges, formed after an eruption of a small volcano north of Etna. The lava flow slid into the sea forming the Schisò. Over time, the river eroded basalt forming high walls and creating an authentic barrel with black-walled gorges, light reflectance gives it an almost magical charm. The name of the river (Alcantara) is of Arabic origin and refers to a Roman bridge built for flood prevention. You may travel long the channel of the gorges in some areas if you have the appropriate equipment (shoes especially).

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The Alcantara Gorges

The Alcantara Gorges are some incredibly beautiful gorges. This natural basalt trench has a crater through which the super cold water passes! At the onset of any type of depression, why not read a little book on the banks of the rivers and enjoy these views? It's a magnificent place.

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