Tour of the Pantalica Nature Reserve
Great outdoors

Tour of the Pantalica Nature Reserve

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the necropolis of Pantalica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the Nature Reserve with an expert naturalist guide
  • Visit Byzantine villages to admire precious churches and paintings
What to expect

Visit the widest prehistoric necropolis of Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, discover the ancient Byzantine oratory, walk through the ruins of the Anaktoron and explore the naturalistic beauties of the Pantalica Nature Reserve!

Meet your guide in Ferla and with your vehicle, following the guide, you will arrive at Sella di Filiporto, one of the entrances of the Nature Reserve Oriented Pantalica. Following an ancient mule track, you will reach the Byzantine village and the Oratory of San Micidiario completely dug into the white rock. You will drive, always following the guide, to the Prince’s Palace, the Anaktoron, a megalithic structure of the thirteenth century BC of which only a few ruins are visible.

Always by car, you will reach another entrance of the Nature Reserve of Pantalica. You will visit, going downstream, another Byzantine village with its oratory, the Church of the Crucifix where you can admire a Byzantine painting illustrating the Christ on the cross. Thanks to the presence of the naturalist guide, you will discover some of the 700 species and subspecies of plants that inhabit these fascinating places. Continue along the rock path until you reach the clear waters of the Calcinara River, the perfect place to take a regenerating swim.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Licensed nature guide
    • Trekking poles
    What's not included
    • Transport
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 6-11)
    Where

    Piazza S. Sebastiano, 96010 Ferla SR, Italy

    What to remember
    • Children (age 0-5) aren't allowed on this tour
    • This tour doesn't include transport among the sites. You will need to follow the guide with your own car
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Portale Sardegna
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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