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Parco dell'Etna

Via del Convento, 95030 Nicolosi CT, Italy

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About Parco dell'Etna

The Etna park is a protected natural area of the Sicilian Region established in 1987. The purpose of the Park is to protect the woodland heritage and the conservation and development of the specific floral and fauna species of the places and to regulate and coordinate the development of those tourist activities that can give usability to the places and well-being to the populations settled in the area.



Attractions near Parco dell'Etna

Piano Provenzana6.64km from Parco dell'Etna

Piano Provenzana is a ski resort located on the northern slope of Etna , also known as Etna Nord , at an altitude of 1,810 meters above sea level in the territory of the municipality of Linguaglossa. Unlike the ski resort located on the southern slope of Etna ( Etna Sud ), centered around the Sapienza Refuge and dominated by a landscape almost free from vegetation and dominated by lava stone. The station has slopes for skiing , cross-country skiing , ski touring and snowboarding .

Valle del Bove7.94km from Parco dell'Etna

The Valle del Bove is a spacious high valley on the southeast slope of the Etna volcano in Sicily. Its valley floor lies in the western part at about 1700  m slm and falls to the east to about 1400  m slm.  The Valle del Bove is a complex volcanic caldera, which is believed to be the result of several large collapses and explosive eruptions over a period of several 10,000 years. One of the nice trekking destinations and also a picturesque spot too.

The Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena is an ecclesiastical complex in the historic center of Catania, located in Piazza Dante, consisting of an important Benedictine monastic building and a monumental eighteenth-century church.  It was founded by monks from the monastery of the same name located near Nicolosi who in the mid-sixteenth century asked the city senate for authorization to build within the walls, as they were threatened by the eruptions of Etna and the presence of brigands.

Alcantara18.08km from Parco dell'Etna

L ' Alcantara is a river of Sicily east along 53 kilometers, a tributary of the Ionian Sea. Its water basin extends for about 603 km² in the territory of the metropolitan cities of Messina and Catania and is protected by the Alcantara River Park Authority.  The Alcantara River Park was established in 2001 for the protection of the river, and to encourage its use as a relaxation area and tourist destination. The columns and surroundings can be seen in the segment "The Enchanted Doe" of the 2015 f

Simeto22.47km from Parco dell'Etna

The Simeto is, in terms of basin width, the main river of Sicily, while in length it is second after the southern Hymera. Also present in ancient mythology with a very rich population of gods.  The entire course of the river is included in the province of Catania, while its basin also extends into the provinces of Messina and Enna. On its way, it does not cross any important center, but it touches Bronte, Adrano, Paternò, and Ramacca . The Simeto river crosses the Plain of Catania.

Etnaland24.48km from Parco dell'Etna

Etnaland is an Italian amusement park, built in Sicily, in Belpasso, near Paternò. Its total area is 280,000 square meters, of which 112,500 are occupied by the mechanical park alone, making it the largest amusement park in Southern Italy. Inside it provides various possibilities for entertainment: from the purely playful one, characterized by the AcquaPark and the ThemePark, to the educational one represented by the Prehistory Park and the botanical path.

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