From sea to the peaks !
from the coastline to the mountain tops
Madonie Park spreads from the sea-level coast-line up to the 1,979 m
of Pizzo Carbonara.
includes fifteen Communes, among which Cefalu, a wonderful old
Norman town open like a window on the sea-like vast-ness of the
Park, and Castellana Sicula, covered with murales.
small towns in the protected area have a unique heritage of art and
archaeology and represent an occasion to get in touch with the daily
life and the traditions of local people. Here the food and the land
products are so tasty and genuine that you must stop at a
miss a visit to the Francesco Mina Palumbo Museum, at Castelbuono
(+39 0921373467), where you can admire the collections of the most
renowned specialist of naturalistic matters in the region.
the two main trails described up, you can add the three well
signposted trails opened by the Park Agency.
first one, leading to Gorgonero, is particularly important, as it is
one of the few in Italy where handicapped people, especially the
blind, can explore the environment by themselves.
Piano Sempria-Piano Pomo trail allows the visitors to admire
gigantic centuries old holly trees, while taking the Salvabosco
trail you can experience the dramatic problem of forest fires.
(Italian Mountain Club) for your excursion: -
further information you can contact the
Ente Parco Madonie
corso Paolo Agliata, 16
90027 Petralia Sottana (PA)
ph. +39 0921.684011 - fax +39 0921.680478