8 – Monte Lauro e Buccheri


Monte Lauro (986 meters) is the tallest top of the Iblei Mountains, located in oriental south Sicily. The mountain is an out undersea volcano of the miocene, resurfaced up to 1000 mt of altitude because of the tectonics movements of the terrestrial crust.
The ring run brings us to the discovery of the summit area of the mountain, through a wooded area state-owned that has englobed numerous ancient rural architectures. Houses, sheepfolds, pasture areas and snow deposits characterize this area, famous in Sicily for the forest-pastoral production. From Monte Lauro you enjoy a suggestive panoramic sight that spaces from the Etna, to the mountainous chain of the Nebrodi, to the Erei mountains and the whole Sicilian south-oriental area. Characteristic the alternation between lava rock and calcareous white stone. At the end of the excursion you will reach Buccheri, among the most important Sicilian medieval centers, destroyed by the 1693 earthquake and reconstructed in Baroque style. A driven tourist sight will conduct us to the discovery
of the secrets of this town.

scheda tecnica

location: Monti Iblei
lenght: 9 km
altitude min: 690 mt
altitude max: 970 mt
total altitude difference: 450 mt
duration (including stops): 5 h and 30 min
difficoltà medio facile
typology: runway track
Pullman :1 h

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