Sicily

Impressions of Monte Catalfano

Should you go up into the mountains or down to the sea?
Can't make up your mind?
Then enjoy them both!
In the morning do some hiking on Monte Catalfano and later relax on one of the nearby beaches.

The sea is right next to Monte Catalfano. There's a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Palermo and the Gulf of Termini Imerese. It's such a special location that Monte Catalfano was attractive to even ancient settlers. Thanks to them, visitors enjoying their holidays in Sicily can even experience the ancient city of Solunto.

Hiking on Monte Catalfano requires a little physical fitness, but no mountaineering skills - more...
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The early morning sun is reflected off the Mediterranean - more...
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The locals near Capo Zafferano (left in photo) call it 'Napoleon's Hat' - more...
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View of the Gulf of Termini Imerese and rooftops of Porticello (center) - more...
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View of the Gulf of Palermo - more...
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Typical vegetation on Monte Catalfano - more...
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At the base of Monte Catalfano terrace farming is used - more...
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Entrance to one of many caves at Monte Catalfano - more...
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Geographical reference point on Monte Catalfano - more...
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Monte Catalfano is a paradise for butterflies - more...
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One of the best-known crinkled cistus flowers in the Mediterranean (it: Cisto a foglie crespe, lt: Cistus crispus) - more...
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This kind of thistle is found only around Palermo (it: Fiordaliso di Todaro, lt: Centaurea panormitana subsp. todaroi) - more...
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This special larkspur is only found in Western Sicily (it: Speronella smarginata, lt: Delphinium emarginatum) - more...
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Spiny golden star (it: Asterisco spinoso, lt: Pallenis spinosa) - more...
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Last update: 15 April 2017