In Sicilian u marruggiu
generally indicates the handle of an agricultural tool
, which can also be used as a stick. In this sense, it becomes a solid and valid support for hiking in the mountains, which then becomes very difficult to give up.
Michele Merenda is a volunteer tour guide of the association “Camminando con…”, affiliated to Federtrek. The excursions of the group “Camminando con… le Isole Eolie” are based on a deep knowledge of the island territory, exploiting not only the walks in safe and little known paths, but also proposing tastings on the ancient local dishes and telling the Aeolian story as it has not yet been heard.
Start of the walk from from S.Marina Salina discovering the “Grotte dei Saraceni” (Caves of the Saracens); subsequently moving to Valdichiesa passing by Serro Capo, trought the fairytale landscape.
Excursion on the hills (200 m a. s. l.) of Lingua village, among abandoned houses, witched caves and necropolises. Discovering then the maritime towns and museums.
Climb to Monte Fossa delle Felci (962 m) departing from Valdichiesa to the discovery of the crater among the endemic plants. Only for the bravest… includes also a voyage in the “Gnomes village”!
Excursion to Leni by the ring shaped path leading to Vallespina and the Praiola zone, between the oldest and the youngest volcano of the island, where spins uncontested the Falco Eleonorae.
All the excursions difficulty is TE level (turistic/excursionistic level).
Trekking shoes, water and hat are mandatory.
According to the group necessities, personalized excursions, of every difficulty or length, can be organized.
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