The park “of Mercy”: a green oasis in the city center
A very easy walk, ideal for families with small children, to relax in the green lung of the municipality of Valderice.
The trail is partially exposed to the sun, therefore, please bring along water and a hat.
It unwinds along the 19 hectares of the Valderice urban park, called “of Mercy”, the name of the hill atop which it is perched.
This place is also ideal for younger children, since it features a playground, bocce courts, tables and benches.
Atop the hill, from the two lookout points, you can enjoy a breathtaking view spanning the summit of Mount Erice all the way to the Bonagia Gulf and the majestic Mount Cofano.
The vegetation of the park consists mainly of replanted pines, but there are also beautiful specimens of dwarf palm, many olive trees and, if you are a keen observer, you will find other examples of the Mediterranean scrub, such as euphorbia, mastic trees, spiny brooms, Mauritanian grasses and a few occasional olive and almond trees.
In short, a beautiful opportunity to play surrounded by beautiful nature typical of this area!
Difficulty level: easy
Average time: 1,5 hours
Length: 2,6 km
Elevation gain: 80 m
Trek stroller: yes, along the first portion of the path, up to the panoramic viewpoints; the second portion of the trail features a downhill stretch with some particularly steep sections, so, we advise against bringing along trek strollers.
Departure point on foot: Case Vacanze San Marco, Valderice
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