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Le Vie dei Tesori 2022, Santa Flavia the trip out of Palermo

Le Vie dei Tesori is the largest circuit for the promotion of the cultural and landscape heritage of Sicily, which promotes all year round activities of storytelling, enhancement, opening to the public of the treasures of the island with a strong involvement of the community. An opportunity for citizens to reappropriate, an extraordinary event for tourists.

For the 2022 edition, on the website www.leviedeitesori.com, Santa Flavia is recommended as a trip outside Palermo.
Sunday 16 and 23 from 10 to 13, with a duration of the visit of 50 minutes. Contribution of 3 €. Visit not accessible to disabled people.
Little Story: It was the summer residence of the Filangeri princes, with its park of about 8,500 square meters full of pines, ficus, palm trees, basins, statues, stone seats, artificial mounds. The original nucleus dates back to the first decades of the 17th century. Today it has a Baroque style façade, with stucco medallions and rococo garlands, a spectacular double flight of steps and four white marble statues, allegory of the Four Seasons. Inside, the billiard room designed by Ernesto Basile, with wooden paneling. On the left entrance, a small chapel with a neo-Gothic façade. In the rear elevation, which looks towards the park, there is the Winter Garden also created by Basile: a tuff structure with round arches, closed by windows with bronze fixtures and an artificial hill with a romantic taste. Today the Villa is the seat of the Municipality of Santa Flavia.
 
Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 15 (except October 2). Duration of the visit: 2 hours. Contribution € 25. Not accessible to the disabled.
Description: A boat tour to discover the Gulf of Santa Flavia: an excursion that will depart from Porticello to sail along the coast and admire the Castle of Solanto from the sea, built in Norman times during the reign of King Roger to protect the ancient trap. Then you will reach the Formica rock, the tip of a mountain that reaches the surface from 60 meters deep and comes out of the water for about half a meter, one of the most famous and visited diving spots in the area. Then continue to discover the chapel of Maria Santissima del Lume, the unprecedented perspective of the Capo Zafferano lighthouse to head towards the Kafara caves, visit the tiny and picturesque village of Sant’Elia and the bay of Santa Nicolicchia. In collaboration with Excursions Team Shark Lanzafame.