Towns of the Park
The river Alcantara was named after the Arabic word "Al Quantarah", meaning "bridge".
Several historical documents show that different people gave the river different names: the ancient Greeks called the river Akesines
, Pliny the Elder named it Asines
, Appiano Alessandrino called it Onobalas
and Frederick III of Sicily Flumen Cantaris
The towns situated within Alcantara River Park's area preserve an important historical and artistic heritage that is worth visiting to better know the origins of the Valley.