Visit to snow storage caves

A tour to discover nature and history

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An excursion among unspoiled nature, which will lead you to discover the ancient snow caves (Neviere) around Buccheri, the highest town in the Hyblean Mountains. You can admire Mount Etna, the Gulf of Catania and even the coasts of Calabria from panoramic points.

Pippo Formica, Pippo Formica, a local environmental certified hiking guide, will drive you through an engaging itinerary rich in history, traditions and curiosity.

The itinerary starts from the main square of Buccheri. It is suitable also for beginner hikers and runs for 7 km. During the tour you can visit many caves: the “Neviera del Crocifisso” which belonged to the family of the Prince Alliata (known as the Lord of the Snow), the “Neviera Aldaresi” located in the area of Castelluzzo with ancient medieval settlements next to it, and the “Neviera Di Giacomo”, which official documents date back to 1730. The tour ends with a visit to the historic center of Buccheri, where you can admire baroque and medieval monuments.

Accompanied children can also participate in the excursion.

Trekking shoes, trekking stick, hat and water bottle are recommended.

On request it is possible to extend the excursion with a tasting of lemon sorbet, produced with snow as it used to be.

The excursion takes place throughout the year (weather conditions permitting). Reservation is required.


Contacts: Pippo Formica

tel. 0931.873923 –  334.1399451

[email protected]



Written by: Valdinoto Team

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