Montedoro is a central place - good starting point for excursions in Sicily
The central position of Montedoro means that the Spread Hotel is the ideal starting point for daily tourist itineraries throughout Sicily, starting from the nearby Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Mount San Paolino in Sutera, the Chiaramontano di Mussomeli castle, the Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina up to Palermo, Cefalù, Catania, Siracusa, Modica and all the main Sicilian tourist destinations.
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Sutera and Mussomeli
20 km, 25 minutes from Montedoro
Flat mountains that can be visited from Montedoro during the day are definitely Sutera, a town on the homonymous fortress that is part of the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and Mussomeli with the Manfredonic Castle of the fourteenth century.
Valley of Temples
44 km, 45 minutes from Montedoro
Valley of the Temples is an archaeological site of Agrigento (ancient Greek Akragas), in Sicily. It is one of the most remarkable examples of art and architecture in Greater Greece, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily, as well as a national monument of Italy. The area was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997.
Favara / Farm Cultural Park
30 km, 35 minutes from Montedoro
The city is located on the slope of a 533 m hill, Monte Caltafaraci, locally known as Muntaggnedda (small mountain in Sicilian). It has a castle of the noble Chiaramonte family of the 11th-15th centuries, built in 1280. In addition to the historic center, it houses the Farm Cultural Park, the neighborhood transformed into an artistic point that houses modern art galleries, art studios, restaurants , spaces for workshops.
Agrigento and San Leone
46 km, 40 minutes from Montedoro
Agrigento is a hill town on the south-western coast of Sicily. It is known for the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas and the Valley of the Temples, a vast archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples. On the outskirts of the modern city is the Regional Archaeological Museum of Agrigento which houses artifacts and a telamon (giant male statue). San Leone is a fraction and main beach of Agrigento. It rises on the Akragas tip, near the mouth of the Akragas river, also called of San Leone.
Palma di Montechiaro
42 km, 47 minutes from Montedoro
"Città del Gattopardo", as it is universally known by the title of the famous novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and the subsequent film transposition by Luchino Visconti. The city is full of architectural monuments. On the seashore you can find the Montechiaro Castle and the beautiful beaches.
Scala dei Turchi
55 km, 48 minutes from Montedoro
Scala dei Turchi (Turkish Stairs) is a rocky wall (cliff) that rises above the sea along the coast of Realmonte, in the province of Agrigento. Over time it has become a tourist attraction due to the uniqueness of the cliff, which is white and has peculiar shapes.
61 km, 1 hour from Montedoro
Called Castrogiovanni until 1927, the year in which it took the ancient name of Enna. Known for being the highest provincial capital in Europe, due to the altitude of the inhabited center which stands at 931 m at the Town Hall, it reaches 992 m at the Castello di Lombardia.
Villa Romana / Piazza Armerina
77 km, 1 h 30 m da Montedoro
The Roman Villa del Casale is a late antique building, popularly called a villa despite not having the characteristics of an out-of-town Roman villa but rather of an imperial urban palace, whose remains are located about four kilometers from Piazza Armerina, in Sicily.
136 km, 1 h 47 m from Montedoro
It is known for its Norman cathedral, a fortress-like 12th-century structure with elaborate Byzantine mosaics and tall twin towers. Nearby, the Mandralisca Museum offers archaeological exhibits and an art gallery with a portrait of Antonello da Messina. The beaches of Mazzaforno and Settefrati are to the west.
147 km, 1h 53 m from Montedoro
It is located at the foot of Etna, an active volcano with paths that reach up to its summit. The large central square of the city, Piazza del Duomo, is characterized by the picturesque statue of the Elephant Fountain and the richly decorated Cathedral. In the south-western corner of the square, La Pescheria, the fish market held on weekdays, is a roaring spectacle surrounded by restaurants that serve fish.
Palermo and Monreale
165 km, 2h 5m from Montedoro
The Cathedral of Palermo, from the 12th century, houses royal tombs, while the imposing neoclassical Teatro Massimo is famous for its opera performances. Also in the center are the Norman Palace, a royal palace dating back to the 9th century, and the Palatine Chapel, with Byzantine mosaics. The crowded markets include the central street market Ballarò and Vucciria, near the port.
Monreale is located on the slope of Monte Caputo, overlooking the fertile valley called "La Conca d'oro". Monreale forms its own archdiocese and is home to a historical Norman-Byzantine cathedral. This has been designated as one of several buildings named in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a group of nine inscribed as Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalu and Monreale.
168 km, 2h 27m from Montedoro
Etna or Mongibello is a Sicilian volcanic complex that originated in the Quaternary and represents the highest active terrestrial volcano of the Eurasian plate. Height: 3350 m. On June 21, 2013, the XXXVII session of the UNESCO Committee included Mount Etna in the list of properties constituting the World Heritage. The massif is a frequent destination for both mountain and volcanic activity hiking.
197 km, 2h 19m from Montedoro
It is known for the ruins of antiquity. The central Archaeological Park of Neapolis encloses the Roman amphitheater, the Greek Theater and the Ear of Dionysius, a cave carved into the limestone in the shape of a human ear. The Paolo Orsi Regional Archaeological Museum exhibits terracotta artefacts, portraits from the Roman period and scenes from the Old Testament carved in white marble.
200 km, 2h 45m from Montedoro
It is located near Mount Etna, an active volcano with paths that reach the top. The city is known for the Ancient Theater of Taormina, an ancient Greek-Roman theater still in operation today. Near the theater, the cliffs that descend to the sea form inlets with sandy beaches. A narrow strip of sand connects to the tiny Isola Bella, which is a nature reserve.
200 km, 2h 45m from Montedoro
Noto will impress you for its monuments and historic buildings, for the harmony of its forms, with an urban architecture that almost borders on fiction.
It is no coincidence that it was called "The Capital of Baroque" and its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002.
San Vito Lo Capo
229 km, 3 h from Montedoro
San Vito Lo Capo is a small seaside town in northwestern Sicily famous for its beach overlooking a sheltered bay dominated from above by Monte Monaco.
In the center, the Sanctuary of San Vito (XV century) is a structure similar to a fortress with Arab-Norman architecture. Arab-Norman influences are also evident in the tiny Chapel of Santa Crescenzia, on the main road leading out of town, and in the Torrazzo, a circular-plan tower.
Trapani and Erice
271 km, 3h 6m from Montedoro
Trapani in the western tip, with a view of the Egadi Islands, is the 17th century Torre di Ligny watchtower, which houses the Museum of Prehistory and Marine Archeology. North of the port, the Church of Purgatory preserves wooden sculptures that parade through the city during the Procession of the Mysteries at Easter.
Erice in the city center which is located on the summit of the homonymous Mount Erice. The name of Erice derives from Erix, a mythological character, son of Aphrodite and Bute, killed by Heracles. Erice was formerly known as "city of a hundred churches" and convents. Today many are visible and some are open to worship.
Zingaro Nature Reserve
226 km, 2 h 58 m from Montedoro
The Zingaro Oriented Nature Reserve is an Italian protected natural area managed by the Regional State Forestry Company of the Sicilian Region. You can see here the great diversity of fauna and flora and the splendid view of the natural view and caves. In the park there are also interesting museums to visit.