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Alcantara Fluvial Park

Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
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Nature at her best!

If nature wonders are your thing, you can't miss this one! Crystal clear cold water, mighty basalt... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Warsaw, Poland
Nice walk

13 euros for a ride in a silly botanical and geological park and the use of an elevator? Too... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Pavlos P
Athens, Greece
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“the river” (2 reviews)
“basalt” (2 reviews)
“canyon” (3 reviews)
Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

If nature wonders are your thing, you can't miss this one! Crystal clear cold water, mighty basalt formation, unique and stunning. Bit crowded when we got there but the Municipal Steps were easily reached from the car park, don't pay for the lift if you...More

Thank GommezA
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

13 euros for a ride in a silly botanical and geological park and the use of an elevator? Too expencive!! The canyon is very beautiful but with an intense human intervention. Has lost its physical identity.

Thank Pavlos P
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I really don't have right words to explain my beautiful experience on this river so just look at the pictures. Like the people say: "One picture, thousand words." My warm recommendation for this cold gem of nature beauty.

Thank bojanfrajlic
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This is well worth a stop on your drive to or from Taormina. The gorgeous Gorge is lined with columnar basalt and on a warm day you will love wading back and forth across the river to enjoy relaxing on the warm giant boulders !...More

Thank Brooke E
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Arriving to the park is fairly easy, but once you park your car (which is free), go out in the road same way you entered, walk to the LEFT about 150 meters, buy first ticket in another side if the road (biglietteria) for 1.5€ and...More

Thank JJ762014
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The Alcantara Gorge provides a spectacular insight into a volcanic past. The rock formations are memorable - folded basalt column (apologies to all geologists!) - sliced into by crystal clear waters. It is well worth taking swimming attire and going past the first bends to...More

Thank Jonty_Family
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We enjoyed several good walks along the fast-flowing river away from the "tourist trap" of the Gole (which when we tried to visit was full of coaches and there was almost nowhere to park). The Gurne which is close to the road from Francovilla to...More

Thank Oldie48
Reviewed 1 September 2015

When you arrive at the parking lot don't pay 13 € at the private entrance, but look for the public staircase (just 100 m far), it's only 1 € for about the same services. Very recommended the body rafting, ask for "Ciccio" very kind and...More

2  Thank Guglielmo G
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

Though we knew that you do not have to pay anything to see the gore, we still felt safer to join a guide. With the guide we could do a bit more but not too much because of the hired apparell. For free one could...More

2  Thank Marcuss1969
Reviewed 28 September 2013

The site can be accessed by a public entrance "accesso comunale" 150 mts away from the main parking and stairs. With the 9 euros ticket you pay for an ugly concrete structure containing the elevator.... an elevator here!? what a shame! and for a private...More

3  Thank MartaSwitzerland
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