Ecotourism - Case Colomba
In no time atall from “Case Colomba” you can reach a number of truly mythical places, some famous, others less so, but all equally fascinating and essential to an understading of this magical land.
Travelling through the contryside,
you'll find, even in the most desolate corner, the remains of its
laboured and glorious past. Imposing
Elime, Greek and Phoenician temples dominate the landscape of valleys, estuaries
and natural inlets.
In amongst the
rolling hills, which are in turn pink with "sulla", green with the
shoots of young corn and golden when the corn is ripe, are magnificent farm
houses, which are a reminder of the Sicily of huge Roman, Byzanine and Norman
interspersed with small oases of orchards and small holdings, are livings proof
of the existence of Arabe villages. With the Norman Conquest, cathedrals and
abbeys were imposed on the urban centres and Medieval castles on the
From the highest vantage points
you can see the huge semicircular bay of Castellammare, the Egadi
islands, and the huge jagged chalk cliffs which rise majestically from the
walks, offering a variety of scenery, can be found along the coastline: the wide,
sandy beaches of San Vito and Alcamo,
"Lo Zingaro" National Park , with
its stunning bays of crystal-clear water, the amazing pinnacles of rock
(faraglioni) at Scopello, the Marsala
Lagoon . In perfect harmony
with this abundance of unspoilt nature there are traces of human life: the
ancient tuna factories, salt works, water mills and old harbour sites, which are
evidence of the strong ties with this rich and beautiful land
In no time a tall you can visit a host of unforgettable places. However, we will try to give you some advice about those places which are absolutely "not to be missed".
the largest Greek colony
in Western Sicily;
Segesta an Elima town with its Doric temple and magnificent theatre;
and the Valley of the Temples;
island of Mothia,
one of the most important Phoenician towns;
seaside town of San Vito Lo Capo, with
its wide sandy beach and wonderful bay of
clear, clean water.
with its beach known as "Guidaloca", "I Faraglioni" (high
pinnacles of rock jutting out of the sea), the old tuna processing site and the
"baglio" (see above) from wherethe tiny village grew.
magnificent archipelago of the Egadi Islands.
Medieval town of Erice.
The following National Parks:
If you can stay longer than a week, you'll be able to discover even more places which are "off the beaten track", but in our opinion are well worth including in your visit.
We hope that we have aroused your curiosity and that we will soon be able to welcome you to "Case Colomba".
Up to date : 23 december 2009
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