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underground Palermo


For a suggestive journey in the history of Palermo you can visit the Catacombs of the Capuchins, located in a gallery of about three hundred meters, right below the namesake monastery. Fascinating also the visit to the Catacombs of Porta d'Ossuna, vast underground cemetery derived from underground ducts in the depression of the ancient river Papireto, north-west of the city, monumental testimony of early Christianity in Sicily. The Qanat are narrow underground tunnels dug by the muqanni, "water masters" with ancient Persians techniques. These tunnels intercepted the aquifer and by gravity and a slight slope transported water up on the surface. The oldest tunnels, which are no longer traveled by water, are dug to 8 meters deep from the countryside level and can be visited in the company of Cai caving guides who will provide their own equipment. A unique experience.

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