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Category: Palagonia (CT)

Coste di Santa Febronia and ancient city of Palagonia

Since som years I am part of a sicilian history and cultural group where we visit ancient places and experts in the area tells us all about the place and about sicilian history. Before the trip to Scandinavia we visited Coste di Santa Febronia located in the valley of Catania, between Palagonia and Militello. This is a place created by the hermits. On the top you find an ancient greek city with original cave carvings and paintings. Here you also find many edible plants and 5 million year old fossiles. The final leftovers are from year 1500 when the place got abandoned. You can see on the mountain walls different levels of the water.

We are approximately 400 m a.s.l. with a fantastic view.


Sedan ett par ?r ?r jag med i en siciliansk historia- och kulturell grupp d?r vi bes?ker antika platser och experter inom omr?det ber?ttar allt om platsen och om siciliansk historia. Innan resan till Skandinavien bes?kte vi Coste di Santa Febronia som ligger i Catania dalen, mellan Palagonia och Militello. Detta ?r en plats som skapats av eremiter. P? toppen hittar du en gammal grekisk stad med original grottristningar och m?lningar. H?r hittar du ocks? m?nga ?tbara v?xter och 5 miljoner ?r gamla fossiler. De slutliga resterna ?r fr?n ?r 1500 n?r platsen blev ?vergiven. Du kan se de olika vattenh?jderna p? bergsv?ggarna.

Vi ?r ca 400 m.?.h med en fantastisk utsikt.

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A collision created this amazing island

Have seen some interesting documentaries about how different continents were created on the earth we live on today and in one was mentioned how Sicily was created. It was the north plate and south plate that collided and gave Sicily the unique environment with much water, hills and valleys. Then the volcanic area helped to create the north part of Sicily and the islands. During this special hike to the ancient Palagonia, 400 m.a.s.l, I could touch history with my own hands. You can see traces and fossils from that collision on the photos below. It is amazing that in this height see and touch sea shells and water levels (third photo)? in the mountain stone and walls.


Har sett ett par intressanta dokument?rer om hur olika kontinenter skapades p? jorden vi lever p? i dag och i ena n?mndes hur Sicilien skapades. Det var den norra plattan och s?der plattan som kolliderade och gav Sicilien den unika milj?n med mycket vatten, kullar och dalar. D? vulkan omr?derna bidrog till att skapa den norra delen av Sicilien och ?arna. Under denna speciella vandring till det antika Palagonia, 400 meter ?ver havet, kunde jag vidr?ra historia med mina egna h?nder. Du man se sp?r och fossiler fr?n denna kollision p? bilderna nedan. Det ?r h?pnadsv?ckande att i denna h?jd se sn?ckskal och vattenniv?er (tredje fotot) i bergssten och v?ggar.
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She was actually the Saint of Knowledge

On our sunday hikes to historical and cultural places you find lots of interesting things. Like this. Virgin Mary was actually no virgin at all, as the church teaches. This original painting from 1200 A.C in an ancient church cave shows her as the Saint of Knowledge, as she was. Her image is on the right with a pile of books by her side.


P? v?ra s?ndags promenader till historiska och kulturella platser finner vi mycket intressanta saker. Som detta. Jungfru Maria var faktiskt inte oskuld alls, som kyrkan l?r. Denna originalm?lning fr?n 1200 e.Kr i en gammal kyrkgrotta visar henne som Kunskapens helgon. Precis det hon var. Hennes avbild ?r till h?ger med en h?g av b?cker bredvid.
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Pic of The Week: The last Sicula city, Palike, before greek colonisation

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