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Post code I-95131 Catania Sicily Italy
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The Alcantara Gorges are about 50 km away from Catania City Centre and La Ville Hotel.

The Alcantara Gorges are inside the Fiume Alcantara Valley. The gorges are 25 metres high and 2 metres large in the narrowest points and 4-5 metres in the largest points; the natural canyon, despite what everybody thinks, has not been excavated for thousands of years.

The charm of these "Gorges", is famous all over the world. 50 kilometres of river, with unusual naturalistic aspects. Big geological and geothermal events have given to the basalts the actual structure. It seems that in Prehistoric age the river used to flow upon sediments of clay; then many volcanic eruptions brought lots of lava who, going deep through the clay, discovered many basaltic columns. The apotheosis of these natural sculptures is visible in Contrada Larderia in the village of Motta Camastra. The magnificence of Alcantara Gorges attracts tourists from all over the world.

You can reach Alcantara Gorges by taking the SS 114 or the Highway A18 (Catania - Messina) to Giardini Naxos then following to SS 185 towards Francavilla di Sicilia. On the way to Francavilla you’ll find the Alcantara Gorges.

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