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Fonte Ciane is a fascinating site which is 6 km far from Syracuse...


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Fonte Ciane is a fascinating site which is 6 km far from Syracuse. It is a beautiful circular basin

From the naturalistic point of view we recommend you to visit the Latomie of Syracuse, big and ancient stone quarries which today have been transformed in luxuriant gardens.

of blue water inside an area full of citrus orchards and vineyards. In ancient times along the river Ciane people cultivated papyrus for the paper production, but today papyrus is scarce because of the climatic changes.

From the naturalistic point of view we recommend you to visit the Latomie of Syracuse, big and ancient stone quarries which today have been transformed in luxuriant gardens.

You can also visit the Cassibile Big Quarry (a nature reserve) formed by the homonymous river, that is 10 km long and 250 m deep. More than eight thousand rupestrian graves had been dug in its walls.

 





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