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traNsversal ARCHAEOLOGY IN SicilY

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Sicily, July 6-12, 2019
Post 10th IALE World Congress Excursions
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‘Transversal Archaeology in Sicily’ is the post congress program by Gianluigi Pirrera for SIEP - IALE (Società Italiana Ecologia del Paesaggio) in cooperation with Kòrai - Territorio, Sviluppo e Cultura. The post congress excursion will take place after the 10th IALE World Congress.

The annual international and scientific appointment of the International Association for Landscape Ecology this year features the theme “Nature and society facing the Anthropocene: challenges and perspectives for Landscape Ecology”. It will take place in Milan (July 1-5, 2019). The organization gives participants the opportunity to continue their staying in Italy and take part to a rich and varied program of scientific initiatives and excursions in some regions of Italy.

The post congress excursion program in Sicily will take place from 6th to 12th of July (also extensible up to July, 15th) and will be focused on the on-site analysis of some archeological sites in Sicily.

‘Transversality’ in archaeology concerns the epochs and the landscape. Through the visit of some archaeological sites, this tour promotes the objectives of the Ancient Transversal Road in Sicily. According to the ancient journals of the archaeologist Paolo Orsi, it goes from Camarina to Mozia. 

Accompanied by the geoarchaeologist Francesca Mercadante, we will visit megalithic, palaeontological and archaeoastronomic sites, underground dolmen sites, geo and archaeological parks, Unesco archaeological sites, under hydrogeological risk sites and Natura 2000 areas.

In the 6 days tour, in addition to the welcome day in Palermo, the participants will be able to analyze the motivations and the effects of the Anthropocene, related to the hydrogeological risk, to the ancient communication routes and to the mutations causing the loss of the ancient landscape in some of the Sicilian Archaeological sites.

For each stage there will also be a site specialist (the archaeologists Roberta Di Rosa, Enrico Giannitrapani, Giuseppe Labisi, Serena Raffiotta) for deepening.

 

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TRANSVERSAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN SICILY

STAGES

LE TAPPE

STAGES OF TRANSVERSAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN SICILY

RISALITA_TAPPE

DAY 1

Palermo. Optional: "Antonio Salinas" Regional Archaeological Museum and/or "Gemmellaro" Paleontological - Geological Museum.

DAY 2

Pietra Tara. Oriented Nature Reserve of Capo Gallo.

Oriented Nature Reserve of Pellegrino Mount.

DAY 3

Archaeological park of Segesta. Mothya and the saltpans. Archaeological Museum of Marsala.

DAY 4

Cusa Quarries. Valle dei Templi Archaeological park and Garden of Kolhymbethra. Enna. Pergusa special Reserve.

DAY 5

Hennaion. Lombardo Castle. Rocca di Cerere. Archaeological park of Morgantina. Museum of Aidone. Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina.

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DAY 6

Archaeological park of Camarina,

Archaeological park of Cava d’Ispica,

Necropolis of Pantalica.

 

DAY 7

Transfer included to Catania or ‘extra days’.

DAY 8-9-10

It is available an extra 3 days extension. Visit to

- the UNESCO sites of the Arab Norman Palermo and Cathedral

Churches of Cefalù and Monreale, included their amazing contexts.

DAY BY DAY PROGRAM

IL PROGRAMMA GIORNO PER GIORNO
1° GIORNO

DAY 1 - PALERMO, CROSSROAD OF CULTURES

SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2019

  • Start of work: presentation of the excursion program by Francesca Mercadante and Gianluigi Pirrera.

  • Multi-ethnic welcome dinner in the heart of Ballarò, Palermo

Recommended extra program:

  • Guided tour at "Antonio Salinas" Archaeological Museum.

  • Guided tour at: "Gemmellaro" Paleontological - Geological Museum.

Optional: 

  • Botanic Garden guided tour.

  • Palermo guided tour to discover the treasures of the city.