Discovering enchanted stones all the way to the Ronza Park

Description

A short walk ideal for the whole family: go in search of enchanted stones and visit the Ronza Park for the entertainment of children.

You are inside the “Rossomanno, Grottascura and Bellia” Oriented Nature Reserve, one of the few green lungs of the province of Enna.
A visit to the Enchanted Stones or the Dancing Pupi (puppets) hides million-year old stories and legends. It will be fun to share them all with children, reading them within the APP waypoints, which can be accessed along the way: an alternative way to enjoy the landscape by discovering the “wonders” that shaped it.

We can tell you beforehand that here you will marvel at 3-m high cliffs eroded by the winds, which, over time, have assumed bizarre shapes that evoke dancing figures. This impression is further accentuated by the fact that the rocks are seemingly arranged in circle which, in the past, popular imagination attributed to some sort of dolmen of prehistoric origins.

The very short trail unwinds predominantly along a thick eucalyptus forest and ends at the entrance of the Ronza Park, a real treat for the little ones. The Park is the largest picnic area of ​​Sicily and offers a rich variety of recreational activities. Inside the Park, you will find a playground, enclosures housing local animals like donkeys and aviaries with several varieties of birds including some birds of prey, which have probably been injured in the past and, therefore, are now kept in captivity for this reason.

In short, a good reason to convince even the laziest of children to complete a hiking trail in order to reach this magical corner of Sicily.

Difficulty level: easy


Average time: 40 minutes


Length: 2,5 Km (circular trial)


Elevation gain: 100 m


Trek stroller: yes


Departure point on foot: B&B La Quercia e l’Asino, Piazza Armerina


All the details and curiosities about this itinerary can be found in single waypoints through a dedicated  APP