1st International Way of the Antica Trasversale Sicula
When to the passion for walking is added the love for one's own land, the result can be extraordinary. And this is what happened to a group of friends, passionate to study the history of sicily and great walkers, who have realized a dream: to recover the Ancient Transversal Road in Sicily.
The idea was to give visibility to many places precious for their historical, architectural and archaeological value, forgotten places because far from the usual tourist circuits.
The project has brought to light an ancient route, which crosses all the oldest and most unknown roads in Sicily from west to east and realizes the dream of valorisation and recovery of truly unique locations.
An ideal journey that has its roots in the millenarian history of the island, along paths that were crossed for centuries by goods, men and different cultures and that today can give us deep emotions.
With its 600 km, the path crosses 8 provinces, 55 municipalities, 6 archaeological parks, 47 sites of historical-archaeological-monumental interest, 1 Park and 7 nature reserves; enough to discover the thousand souls of the largest and most admired island in the Mediterranean.
Thanks to the visionary ability of a group of friends, this path has also become an Event:
the 1st International Way of the Ancient Transversal Road in Sicily.
The first Cammino started on October 6th 2018 from the archaeological site of Mozia, a Phoenician city, and will reach Camarina in the province of Ragusa on November 18th. 35 stages in 44 days full of emotions, meetings and discoveries.
Today Sicily can tell its fascinating and cosmopolitan history also through this marvelous route, full of memorable views but also of simple rural settlements, of different dialects and cultures and of small museums, of splendid natural landscapes but also of harmonious villages.
The Antica Trasversale Sicula connects in 35 geolocalized stages, the splendid archaeological sites of: Camarina, Pantalica, Akrai, Palikè, Morgantina, the lake of Pergusa and the Rocca di Cerere, Entella, Hippana, Mokarta, Segesta and Mozia.
On the Trasversale website you can find the map of the entire route http://www.trasversalesicula.it/ts/