A Walk Through Thousands Of Years Of Human History In Sicily

Always on the move, today I took a hike in Sicily with Nanni, a nature and walking guide, through the Cava D’Ispica reserve, a deep gorge that follows a now, usually dried up river. Fresh, young, and emerald green Acanthus mollis plants (known in English as bear’s breeches) covered our trail, and scores of caves cut into the limestone hung along the cliffs that cascade into the gorge (some pictured). These caves show evidence of use by man from 12,000 BCE through the 1950s. It’s mind blowing! I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to wear my hiking boots and experience the natural beauty and thousands of years of human history of Sicily all at once.

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