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.