Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cava d'Ispica, Sicilia

The caves of Ispica are actually something pretty darned impressive and cool. Both cool in a literal sense, as they are caves after all, but also more in the impressive sense. There is archaeological evidence that dates back to the prehistoric times, but the majority of the tombs themselves were there up to the late 17th century. They are really impressive, and to be buried in these small permanent coffins must have been some sort of honour. If you are the south of Sicily, go for a poke around the park, it is easy to get around, has some interesting information and for a couple of Euros you won't be able to get something this cool anywhere else in all of Europe (for my mind anyway).

hand carved, this must have taken quite some time!

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