Argimusco is a high plateau situated just North
of Mount Etna in Sicily, between the Nebrodi and Peloritani
It lies within the boundaries of the communes of Montalbano
Elicona, Tripi, and Roccella Valdemone.
From Argimusco it is possible to view the panoramas of the
volcano Etna, the Aeolian Islands, the mountains of
and Montagna di Vernā, cape Tindari,
cape Calavā and cape Milazzo.
which local tradition attributes to a prehistoric population,
are found in this area, as are ancient menhirs and almost
It is generally considered that these are, in fact, completely
natural, being produced by wind
Megaliths of Virility & Femininity
Among the rocky formations of Argimusco are
made a series of megaliths that are believed to be the remains
of an ancient astronomical observatory.
It is assumed that the entire area had been
used since the prehistoric times as a place of worship and
According to some Sicilian scholars, it could be a sort of
Argimusco is probably the only example of a megalith site in
No signs of prehistoric mans presence, such as pottery,
tools or bones, are found around the presumed monuments.