Where nature meets the genius of man
Mediterranean scrub with wild olive and dwarf palm on the ruins of the Temple of Jupiter.
An extraordinary combination of nature and archaeological remains.
“A thick grove of lemons and ... in this is the premonition of the gardens of paradise”.
The irrigated arboricultural landscape and an old rural house, once inhabited by the tenant farmers who took care of the citrus fruits.
The picturesque landscape of the limestone walls with interesting strips of Mediterranean scrub and naturalised flora.
Monumental olive tree in the Valley with an extraordinary shape and size. It is registered in the Catalogue of Monumental Trees of Sicily.
”Trees not to the measure of human life and which therefore have something to do with faith and religion”' Leonardo Sciascia.
”It looked like an artificial tree, from theatre, born from the imagination of a Gustave Doré, an illustration for Dante's Inferno”.
'Excursion to Tindari', Andrea Camilleri.
Detail of the sweet orange inside the Garden of Kolymbethra
The exhibition was curated by Giusi Messina
General Coordination: Giuseppe Parello, Director of Archaeological Park and Landscape of the Valley of the Temples.
Edited by Maria Ala, Giuseppe Barbera, Calogero Liotta
Photos by Maria Ala, Calogero Liotta, Emanuele Simonaro and Antonietta Abissi.