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1 Osservatorio Geofisico
2 Punta Raisigerbi
3 Pollina, 764
4 Monte Soro, 1847, 59 km
5 Etna, 3342, 89 km
6 San Mauro Castelverde, 1050
7 Monte Sambughetti, 1558
8 Geraci Siculo, 1077
9 Castelbuono, 423
10 Pizzo Catarineci, 1660
11 Pizzo Carbonara, 1979
12 Isnello, 590
13 Monte dei Cervi, 1794
14 Pizzo Dipilo, 1385
15 Rocca Busambra, 1613, 57 km
16 San Calogero, 1326, 26 km
17 Campofelice di Roccella


Location: Pizzo Sant'Angelo (1080 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Italy      Date: 27-08-2020
Few people venture into the mountains behind Cefalú.
This is a pity, since this is a region where mountains and sea are truly in strict contact. The Santuario di Gibilmanna lies at 800 m, only 6 km away from Cefalú, in a wonderful position, ideal at sunset. But it is more and more neglected by tourists (who, as you perhaps know, behave more and more like sheep, guided by interested web shepherds), such that the old restaurant and the old hotel are now both closed, and also the monastery (founded, according to the tradition, right by San Gregorio Magno) does not offer accommodation anymore.
With Edoardo we ventured on the road leading to the Osservatorio Geofisico: officially asphalted, actually worse than an ordinary gravel track, due to huge holes. The Osservatorio, as the name says, should be an optimal viewpoint, but we were stopped by a fence well before reaching it. Instead of rolling down to the coast, to civilization and - what for us would have been more important at that point - to some restaurant, we chose to fasten in the wilderness and to lay down our sleeping bags on the side of the road. With an early awakening and some fighting with the wild wood I was able to reach the summit at dawn and to collect the present view.


Beautiful, but not too hard to solve with Etna in the background. I suggest you are on a Pizzo Sant'A... with 1080m. Very much looking forward to see more of the area. Surely bikeable, is the area also hikeable? Cheers, Martin
2020/09/06 15:41 , Martin Kraus
In my opinion, for hiking there are better mountain areas in Sicilia. Lower, but more interesting.
Yes, I walked also in the Madonie many years ago, but I did not find them exceptional. At least, do not go there with shorts!
2020/09/06 16:15 , Pedrotti Alberto
Ah, sei stato in Sicilia questa estate. Magnifico panorama.
2020/09/06 17:18 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Davvero magnifico!
2020/09/07 00:17 , Augustin Werner
Fascinating landscape and mood, spiced with spectacular cloud formations ... once again a magical panorama, Alberto !!

Cheers, Hans-Jörg
2020/09/08 06:41 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
One job of these clouds, however, is to hide the Eolian islands... Alicudi, in particular, should be clearly in view, slightly right of the observatory. It was visible later in the morning even from sea level.
2020/09/08 11:15 , Pedrotti Alberto
Ein Traum! 
Danke für's Teilen.
2020/09/09 10:35 , Christian Hönig

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