Territory

Antica Vigna benefits from the privileged position: not only is it immersed in the Etna natural park but it is also surrounded by two other parks: the Alcantara one and the Nebrodis one.

The Etna territory is a continuous alternation of different colors and landscapes: the intense green of the thick vegetation of the woods stands out and in summer the yellow of the brooms in bloom.

Splendid pinewoods, dense beech woods, Mediterranean spots, crossed by the black of the arid reflexed lavas and on which dominate the volcanic cones and the white and black of the central crater of the volcano. A dirt road connects the structure to the one thousand level, a key road that allows you to get closer to the north side of Etna by car and reach the sea – snow, so called because it connects the ski resort of Piano provenzana to the sea, offering fantastic views to the view and unique in the world.

The Antica Vigna is not only a strategic point to reach all the sites of naturalistic interest but also to visit Randazzo, a city rich in history and culture.
In fact, in the town there is the oldest bell tower in Sicily, that of the church of San Martino, and also the other churches and historic houses are built with lava stone art.
Anyone wishing to visit Randazzo can take advantage of the prison castle, the Sicilian puppet museum and the natural science museum.

Natural Sea and Lake

The sea can also be reached directly from the farmhouse via the highway 120, in 30 minutes by car.
It is worth seeing the natural lake Trearie, located at about 1,500 meters in height on the Nebrodi. To reach it you can also get to Randazzo and go up to Floresta, a small village in the Nebrodis which, due to its height, about 1300 meters, is the highest municipality in Sicily.

Alcantara gorges

In the Alcantara river park there are also the famous Alcantara gorges, a natural site made up of ancient lava rocks among which the river of the same name flows, which over time has managed to polish and embellish them, creating a completely different type of rock from that observable on Etna and a particular and suggestive landscape. Along the river it is possible to practice body rafting.

Archeological heritage

The megaliths of the Altopiano dell’Argimusco are of archaeological interest, a group of large quartz sandstone rocks with a strange and mysterious shape, it is not known whether it is due to the continuous erosion of atmospheric agents or to human intervention. The Altopiano is located on the border with the Peloritani mountains near the municipality of Montalbano Elicona and is believed to date back to the Bronze Age.

Food & Wine

For wine lovers, the largest and most important wineries are just a few kilometers from the company.

Natural Sea and Lake

The sea can also be reached directly from the farmhouse via the highway 120, in 30 minutes by car.
It is worth seeing the natural lake Trearie, located at about 1,500 meters in height on the Nebrodi. To reach it you can also get to Randazzo and go up to Floresta, a small village in the Nebrodis which, due to its height, about 1300 meters, is the highest municipality in Sicily.

Alcantara gorges

In the Alcantara river park there are also the famous Alcantara gorges, a natural site made up of ancient lava rocks among which the river of the same name flows, which over time has managed to polish and embellish them, creating a completely different type of rock from that observable on Etna and a particular and suggestive landscape. Along the river it is possible to practice body rafting.

Food & Wine

For wine lovers, the largest and most important wineries are just a few kilometers from the company.

Archeological heritage

The megaliths of the Altopiano dell’Argimusco are of archaeological interest, a group of large quartz sandstone rocks with a strange and mysterious shape, it is not known whether it is due to the continuous erosion of atmospheric agents or to human intervention. The Altopiano is located on the border with the Peloritani mountains near the municipality of Montalbano Elicona and is believed to date back to the Bronze Age.

Excursions

Among the itineraries of excursion interest on Etna, they  surely need to be mentioned:

  • The excursions that lead to the Caves of Raspberries and Frost, to reach which you need to climb on real mountains of lava.
  • The excursions on the Sartorius Mountains, which were formed following the eruption of 1865 and on which you can follow real paths of “beaten lava”, that run along deep extinct craters. These craters are called “buttonhole” for the particular position.
  • The excursions that lead to the cave of the thieves and an extensive birch forest. Seeing certain ruinous spectacles, we would say that our volcano is a source of destruction. And sometimes it is. But it also is a source of life, which slowly and mysteriously reforms itself starting from the lava soil and covers the oldest eruptions with green and yellow.
  • Trekking enthusiasts cannot miss the appointment with the nature reserve of the Malabotta wood, a wood located in the center between the municipalities of Roccella Valdemone, Malvagna, Francavilla di Sicilia, Mojo Alcantara and Montalbano Elicona.

Neighboring Zones

Other villages in the area to visit are: Bronte, Maniace, Castiglione di Sicilia. Further away, but certainly worth visiting, is the city of Taormina from which you can reach, by cable car, the small but charming beach of Isola Bella.

The island oF wonders

In collaboration with the Sports Association The Island of Wonders, we offer packages for excursions on foot, on horseback, on quads and by bike, even electric.

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Contacts

Agriturismo L'Antica Vigna di Maria Silvana Zuccarello
Contrada Montelaguardia - 95036 Randazzo (CT) Sicily - Italy
Tel. 3494022902 | Cell. 3395802861Fax. 095-923324 

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