2017, Jul 7-9. South Sicily forgotten coasts, between Licata and Palma di Montechiaro
TripPuzzle and Cooperativa Silene propose a weekend discovering a unique stretch of Sicilian coast and still little known, between Licata, Palma di Montechiaro and Agrigento.
There is a Sicilian coast, scorched and sparsely populated, which is in contrast to the Tyrrhenian Sicily, where alternate crops of citrus and wooded heights and a nearly unbroken string of houses and smaller and larger centers characterizes the coast. We refer to the southern coast of Sicily, in particular in the province of Agrigento, where beaches, cliffs and marl clay cliffs will linger on for tens of kilometers, and where country roads leading to beaches and coves half-hidden and unknown. Even here, of course, it comes some annoying "flicker" of modern civilization of Sicily, made of abuse and ruined by construction, but the grandeur of coastal landscapes and the constant presence of the sea, dilute them almost to make them disappear.
This proposal we will discover picturesque beaches and isolated coves as Punta Bianca, from almost unreal nature, or that near the ancient Torre San Carlo, or the castle of Montechiaro overlooking the sea and rediscover a different way also classic spots Sicilian nature, such as the Scala dei Turchi from a sailboat. Licata and Kolymbethra (in the archaeological area of the Valley of the Temples) complete this rich program.
Partecipation fee: € 200,00 per person
Reservation within Monday, Jul 26
Minimum number of partecipants: 12
Payment: By bank transfer on TripPuzzle snc account - IBAN IT55W0306904605100000000725
The registration will be confirmed Once we receive your side completed form with all requested data and a receipt of payment
IT'S NOT POSSIBLE PARTECIPATE TO THE SINGLE DAY EXCURSIONS
The package include:
- 2 overnights BB treatment in dbl or tpl rooms
- Sail boat excursion with lunch
- 1 dinner with pizza included water and a soft drink
- Entrance fee, guided visit and lunch to Farm Cultural Park in Favara
- Silene cooperative AIGAE certified naturalistic guides for all the week end
The package not includes:
- Transportation (traveling with own car). For those who use the car pass is required sharing the costs. It is estimated for the entire trip a total fuel cost of about € 50,00 per car (the digit is indicative and may vary considerably depending on the type of vehicle)
- Dinner of the first day
- Free offer to Castello Chiaramontano management association
- Everything not mentioned in "The package includes" paragraph
- For cancellation within the reservation deadline limit (Jun 19) the refund will be 100%
- For cancellation between Jun 20 to 25, the refund will be 80%
- For cancellation after Jun 25, the refund will be 0%
Jul 7 – TORRE SAN CARLO BEACH – PALMA DI MONTECHIARO
14.00 Meeting point in Palermo, Piazzale Giotto near Ast terminal and departure to Agrigento coast
17.00 Arrival at Marina di Palma check-in in b&b
The accommodation is located in B & B in Marina di Palma, in the municipality of Palma di Montechiaro. seaside resort of recent birth, Marina di Palma itself contains no particular attractions but the beaches and the surrounding coast are undoubtedly a heritage of great natural and scenic value. The b & b is located in the countryside just a few hundred meters from the sea.
17.45 Torre San Carlo beach
Some kilometers southeast of Marina di Palma, passing the mouth of the river Palma and the seventeenth-century Torre San Carlo, is the beautiful homonym beach, isolated and surrounded by small hills with no homes. A small bay, enclosed by a cape, makes this particularly relaxing and lonely beach. Here you can take the first bath after the long journey from Palermo to Palma.
21.00 Dinner at Palma di Montechiaro with stroll in the narrow streets of the village
Jul 8 – Sailing boat excursion – CASTELLO DI MONTECHIARO – LICATA
8:45 Departure to San Leone
9.30 Sailing boat excursion along the Agrigento coast
A charming and rare opportunity to explore the coast of Agrigento, along one of its most famous features, from the sea in a sailboat. The spectacular cliffs of Scala dei Turchi and the endless sandy beaches that follow the will of this sailing destination. Lunch buffet with fish
N.B. according to the number of participants in the tour could take place in two rounds, from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 13.30 to 16.30. In this case, for the group that remains on the ground, it is provided for an excursion in the surroundings of the duration of 3 hours
Afternoon – Walking to Montechiaro castle
An imposing castle stands on the coast west of Marina di Palma, whose tower stands the surrounding landscape. It is striking that, being situated on the coast, it is not the usual coastal tower but were more articulate artifact. And 'the Chiaramonte Castle, built in the fourteenth century by the powerful feudal family. The castle defended a major granary charger on the coast and is located about 6 km from Palma. It constitutes one of the classic examples of Sicilian castles that "springing" from a clifftop, taking advantage of its strategic location (such as that of Mussomeli). The castle changed its name, from Chiaramonte in Montechiaro, when it was confiscated to the powerful family and relocated to Moncada, who in this way wanted to erase the traces and memory of the presence of the predecessors. Inside the chapel houses a Madonna by Gagini. If the available time permitting, we will go down in the Capreria cove below
Technical notes (only castle): length: 1km. Altitude difference: 30 meters. Difficulty: Easy
Technical notes if you make the descent to Cala Capreria: 2 km long. Vertical drop: 120 meters. Difficulty easy (but with some challenging transition for sloping or slippery ground, in the last stretch to reach the beach)
20.00 Departure to Licata, dinner and evening stroll through the village
Jul 9 – PUNTA BIANCA - FARM CULTURAL PARK
8.00 Breakfast, packed lunch preparation and departure
10.15 about. Arrival at Punta Bianca. short walk and final swimming into the sea
Halfway between San Leone and Marina di Palma, soars to the sea the white promontory of Punta Bianca. An enchanting place, a fragment of Scala dei Turchi that emerges from dark clay hills to the sea cliff. For the site of great ecological importance, it has been proposed by several parties for the establishment of a nature reserve, but the process is still long. One of those hidden gems that Sicily still miraculously from the hand of man disrespectful.
Technical notes: short coastal walk without difficulty.
Approximately 12.30. Departure for the Farm Cultural Park of Favara, a splendid reality created to create a small community dedicated to inventing new ways of thinking, living and live
Here we will dine with dishes made with products of excellence in the territory, listening to the stories of the G.E.v.a. About the company's activities.
After a guided tour of the unique museum and installations, departure for returning to Palermo, scheduled for around 19.00
The program may be susceptible to variations