|The town of Lascari
Tourism in Lascari
Lascari was founded in 1600 when some peasants, to escape intense cold of winter, came down the upper Gratteri to near valley with a milder climate.
Going through a steep street which starts into town centre it reaches the fitted up area of Santa Maria.
Area is furnished of solid wood tables, long benches and places where it is possible to cook besides a recreative open space used by visitors of wood also as bowling alley.
Its proximity to village makes a sort of park of it and it is also furnished with a small fountain and a swing, a theatre of school walks and playing area for children.
Photo © Edizioni Leopardi
To enter into area easily, since it is placed on a slight slope, there are large steps from which it is possible to enjoy multicoloured panorama of the place: soft and bright colours of citrus fruits, olive trees with contorted branches and dark green leaves, great eucalypti, latifoglie with large laminae, mediterranean evergreen pine trees with needle-shaped leaves.
On the sandy land are present some beautiful flower compositions with suggestive violet and white shades. The marvellous scene is completed by imposing oaks and ash trees which are in contrast, in a very pleasant way, with surrounding lands covered by grass.