Argimusco Trekking at Montalbano

Giacomo ChilléMessina, Montalbano Elicona

Argimusco Trekking at Montalbano


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For the lovers of nature and trekking this tour could be the right choice to discover the “Sicilian Stonehenge” as Argimusco is called.
Located in the Natural Reserve of the Wood of Malabotta, this site is characterized for the presence of large blocks of limestone sandstone with the most bizarre shapes and meanings: an eagle, a lion, a skull, a warrior, a praying goddess, a high priest, zoomorphic and anthropomorphic profiles shaped by nature.
According the most acclaimed theory, of the professor Gaetano Pantano, the Argimusco it would represent a sort of astronomical calendar. The presence of a rectangular basin on the top of the Goddess Orante, a small cave a few meters from the megalith of the Eagle and a rock with the function of pluviomentro in the center of the area, would suggest the presence of primitive settlements in the area.
Obviously this is only a hypothetical interpretation and for this reason the visitors enjoy given their own opinion, as the shadows of the rocks on the ground change in base of the projection of the sun above them.
Starting from Messina we will cross the Tyrrhenian coast admiring the beauty of the Aeolian Islands and the small villages situated on this area meanwhile you listen about the history of these places.
After 1 hour and 40 minutes we will reach Montalbano where we will stop for a short break in a local cheese factory to taste the famous “provola di Montalbano”. Once we will end our stop we will continue towards Argimusco, located at 6 km away from the center of the village, where we will start our trekking between the megaliths, admiring the beauty of the nature, the landscapes and also Mt Etna.
For almost two hours we will try to discover the mystery of this unique place in Sicily and how it was created. Then we will move towards the castle of Montalbano for a short visit ending with a tasting of typical products and house wine in a local restaurant.
Our experience it will end in Messina, where from the panoramic point, where we will stop for a few minutes, we will be able to admire the beauty of our city with its monuments and landscapes.



Suggestions

What to bring:
Identity card, camera and video camera. Cash and credit card, sunglasses and suntan cream and a k-way or a jacket.


What to wear:
It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, a hat and light and comfortable clothes.


Conditions

Terms of purchase
Booking with payment by bank trasfer, paypal, credit card or cash on the same day of the tour.


Cancellation Policy

Discover Messina reserves the right to cancel the tour, not later than seven days before the chosen date, only in case of failure to achieve a number of 8 participants. In that case we will refund the complete amount within 48 hours from the notification of cancellation communicated by e- mail.
In case of annulment of the excursion by the customer not later than 48 hours previous to the chosen date for the tour the entire amount will be refunded. If the tour will be annulled 48 hours before the date of the excursion to the customer it will be deducted 30% of the amount.


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€ 89


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Adults (13-90 years) Children (6-12 years) Infants (0-5 years)

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Planning Details

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  • 7 Hours
  • Start point: Discover Messina Office or the Port Terminal
  • Return details: Returns to original departure point

Included in the price
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Tasting of typical products
  • Entrance fees
  • Live commentary on board
  • Discover Travel assurance
  • Liability ensurance

Excluded from the price
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Tips and personal extra
  • What is not being specified in “Included in the price”

Additional information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide.
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if the minimum number of passengers is not reached (8 people) to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Cellular number required.

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