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“AKESINES” is the name that Tucidide, the historian and poet of Greek origin, gave to the Alcantara river. We have chosen this name for our company, a small family- run business managed by a family having its ancestral roots in the Alcantara valley. The company has its offices at Francavilla di Sicilia and specialises in rural tourism, offering visitors hospitality in country lodges, in family-run hotels and also in holiday apartments. Our aim is to expose the natural beauty of rural Sicily but particularly of the Alcantara Valley and its river bearing the same name which has always inspired writers and travellers. This river is widely accredited to be the most wonderful and scenic river in Sicily. It is well known for its natural beauty, the pureness of its cold waters and for the spectacle that it creates as it rushes across the famous Gole Dell Alcantara, a deep gorge within the lava rock formations that were formed as a result of the eruption of the small volcano of Mojo Acantara. The Alcantara river was so named by the latin populations known as “Assinos” and “Onobala”. Later on, under Arab rule, it became known as “Al Quantarah” which means a bridge, and as “Cantera” during the Norman period. Federico III D'Aragona called him "Flumen Cantaris"


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Via Libertà n° 1 - 98034 Francavilla di Sicilia (Me)

Tel/Fax 0942 982530 - Cell. 329 4138832 (italiano/Inglese) - Cell. 320 2143447 (italiano/Francese)