Breathtakingly beautiful glimpses are the background of the prehistoric necropolis of Calicantone and of the troglodyte settlement of the so-called "Castello Sicano". These two monuments, which are in the middle valley of Cava Ispica, will be the first stages of this private archaeological tour.
Afterwards we will visit the spur of Forza, which is at the end of Cava Ispica. It represents an ancient Fortalitium, that is a natural fortress where prehistoric, Greek and Roman remains merge with the ruins of the medieval town destroyed by 1693 earthquake. The marquise palace and the old Annunziata’s church dominate the cliff whose sides are full of rocky diggings where you can see troglodyte dwellings, rocky churches, oil mills, mills, and tanneries that were used up to the 1950s. Among these, you will also see the 14th-century rocky Church of Santa Maria La Cava, whose walls still show the original frescoes.