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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Several historical documents show that different people gave the river different names: the ancient Greeks called the river Akesines or Assinos, Pliny the Elder named it Asines, Appiano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.