Impressions of the Madonie

Sicily hides a great many surprises, and one of them is the fact that it contains over 70 nature reserves. The Madonie is the second largest of them, and home to Pizzo Carbonara, Sicily's second highest mountain – or its highest if you exclude live volcanoes! At 2,000 metres, Pizzo Carbonara is definitely smaller than Etna, but it may be the winner in beauty. It forms the heart of multiple mountain ridges which border the Mediterranean Sea in the north and Enna, the so-called "navel of Sicily", in the south.

Our Trip Tip photos give you a taste of the stunning scenery and the immaculate mountain villages which give the Madonie its character.

Piano Farina is one of the most popular attractions in the Madonie. With a little luck you may see a Golden Eagle here. - more...
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In the Madonie, you can quite literally walk around with your head in the clouds! - more...
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This alpine hut is used for winter sports in the Madonie, which one of Sicily’s three skiing regions - more...
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Our Trip Tip photographer spotted this water-lily at Gratteri in the Madonie - more...
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This statue, Madre Madonita, is seen as you enter Isnello in the Madonie - more...
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This is one of the churches in Polizzi Generosa, a small town in the Madonie Mountains where world-famous fashion designer Domenico Dolce grew up - more...
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A picturesque church in Gratteri, nestling in the curve of a steep hillside - more...
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A panoramic view of Isnello, a typical village in Sicily’s Madonie Nature Reserve - more...
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The Madonie Nature Reserve is a paradise for butterflies - more...
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A cat lazily enjoying some winter sun in Sclafani Bagni, a 'fairytale village' in the Madonie - more...
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The Madonie are a paradise for birds. You may even see a Golden Eagle – if you are luckier than our Trip Tip photographer! - more...
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