In the heart of the Terralcantara estate, guests of the country resort Il Borgo will have the privilege of exploring the Parco Botanico e Geologico delle Gole dell’Alcantara (Botanical and Geological Park of the Alcantara Gullies), a beautiful area filled with hiking trails. This area is also very much appreciated by those who love water sports.
Along the valley of the Alcantara river there’s the famous Sentiero delle Gole, an amazing trail that offers a truly unforgettable experience. A magical place thanks to beautiful views and cool havens of wonderful and uncontaminated nature .
Just a few kilometers away the striking beauty of Taormina, heart of a thousand-year culture of an incomparable charm, blends with the intense blue of the sea that laps the coasts of Giardini Naxos and Taormina beaches. Guests can reach these areas with the resort’s efficient shuttle-bus service.
Guests staying in the resort Il Borgo will have a truly unique experience. Staying in an age-old farm baglio (or typical Sicilian building) surrounded by charming landscapes and the silent breath of the land, amongst the scents of the vegetation and the varied aromas of its fruits is truly astounding. A short distance away from the Alcantara Valley and under the fierce watchful eye of mount Etna, with a view that reaches the sea, giving you unforgettable sensations and images.
One of the most fascinating places in the world, the site of an ancient center that, from the splendid Teatro Greco, descends towards the sea after having seduced its visitors with the poetic atmosphere of its little streets, interrupted by scenic terraces and inviting restaurants and bars. The more refined and seductive Sicily hides in the arms of this Mediterranean gem.
Walking along 50 meter high canyons caressed by crystal clear waters of the Alcantara river is a truly unique experience. From the lovely little beaches that take to the gullies, up to the trails that enter this fascinating landscape, the fun never ends. During the excursion you can also go river hiking and canyoning (you can rent the equipment inside the park).
From Messina (or from Catania), get on the A18 highway (Messina-Catania) and exit at the Giardini Naxos tollbooth. Proceed towards Francavilla di Sicilia and follow the directions for Gole Alcantara. Continue on state road ss185 for about a kilometer, pass the Petrolo bridge until you reach the left turn for Mitogio. Take the side street and pass the bridge crossing the river. Turn left, the resort is immediately after the turn.
From the Fontanarossa di Catania Airport, take provincial road 70 and head towards Catania’s beltway (or tangenziale) continuing for Messina along highway A18. Exit at the Giardini Naxos tollbooth and follow the directions stated under ‘By car’.