Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, Motta Camastra

#2 of 16 in Nature in Province of Messina
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Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park is a perfect place to swim, wade, and explore nature. You can view the gorge from above, walking among the lemon and orange trees, or you can descend to the bottom. If you plan on swimming, take a suit and sunscreen, as the sunlight gets quite strong in the area. There is also an elevator down to the water, so visitors who are physically challenged can enjoy it as well. Work out when and for how long to visit Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park and other Motta Camastra attractions using our handy Motta Camastra route builder site.
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  • A nice walk down to the gorge with our dog. Fantastic rock formations and very cold water. You can take the elevator up if you don't want to walk.  more »
  • We booked a trip for body rafting at the Alcantara Gorge from our hotel, the person taking the booking advised us to arrive for 10am, we were a bit early arriving. On arrival we were told the body.....  more »
  • A great spot - we went in 42 degree heat! That and the gorge waters made our visit a great experience. And don't be fooled into thinking this is a theme park ride or anything similar - everyone there was in beach gear! You have to take a walk through the gorge though - some who braved the near freezing waters were clearly not prepared. Makes for some entertaining viewing let me tell you. Ha! A must visit.
  • A must place to see when visiting Sicily. The patterns created by mother nature in this place are simply wonderful and memorable. Water it's freezing cold but it's definitely worthy to walk through and appreciate the rocks. Remember to bring plastic shoes not to hurt your feet. There's the chance to both walk down the stairs or take the lift. But there's a difference of 8 euros between the two. I would recommend to just pay €1.50 for the stairs since they are perfectly doable even with kids.
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