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Villaggio Bizantino di Vallone Canalotto

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Quiet visit in the forest - excellent

Super friendly welcoming volunteers and dogs keen to make new friends. Wear insect repellent... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A tucked away Gem if Sicily

What an amazing place to visit period you seriously need to see it to believe it because it is so... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
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Contrada Buonriposo | Nei pressi del Santuario di Buonriposo, 94010 Calascibetta, Sicily, Italy
+39 328 374 8553
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super friendly welcoming volunteers and dogs keen to make new friends. Wear insect repellent. Closest thing to Mesa Verde in the US we have seen in Europe so far albeit a small example and walkable area. Easy from Enna although the SS road to the...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place to visit period you seriously need to see it to believe it because it is so unbelievable beautiful. the fact that you can actually coming up and go into the different levels of caves makes it all that more special. It's...More

Thank Barb B
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I prearranged a guided tour of the site with Gianluca (via email), and it was a really fantastic experience. I can’t say enough good things about it. Gianluca grew up in the area and was able to provide great insight and information...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We arranged our visit with one of the official volunteer guides, Gianlucca on +393283748553. He met us there along with another couple. I used the Google Maps location which was correct although I had to manually put it into my Tomtom. Gianlucca was a truly...More

2  Thank MrBeery
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

My son and I had a very nice day. To make a 10 years old so enthousiastic about an archeologic site that he wants to come back says it all!! Thank you for your vivid explanations and for the nice things we learned about different...More

1  Thank samat38
gleverot, gestore at Villaggio Bizantino di Vallone Canalotto, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Many thanks Sabine, it was wonderful and gratifying to see you and Julian so fascinated and curious. Thank you!

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Despite living nearby I was totally oblivious of the existence of this place, but now that I've visited it I want to say to everybody to go there! I was amazed by the incredible landscape and view, but above all I've loved every cave. It...More

Thank Alessia T
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Very interesting visit, Gianluca knows his subject very well and introduces you to the peculiar history of an amazing archeological place. You learn a lot out of this visit. I recommend it

Thank arnaudlemaire33
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I loved visiting Villaggio Bizantino because the views were beautiful, the history was interesting, and Samantha was wonderful. I highly recommend it if you are in the area.

Thank Katie T
gleverot, gestore at Villaggio Bizantino di Vallone Canalotto, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018
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Thanks Katie!

Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were suggested by Salvatore from B&B La querca e l'asino in Piazza Armerina to visit this Bizatine cave village as a "must see" place. The visit had to be booked in advance by calling the association that takes care of the place (Hisn al-giran)....More

2  Thank floit
Reviewed 7 October 2016

"Hisn-al-Giran" is an Arabic expression meaning "Fortress of the caves". It's the name of the no-profit association which manages this site; but it's also the name of the site itself, at the time of Arab rule in Sicily, The name then informs us about two...More

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Response from Brun066 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Here my replies: - not so much strenuous (except climbing into some corners, but you can avoid them) - two hours (mostly because some thorough explanations) - I don't know, because i came there by my own car; you can... More
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