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Castelvetrano

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Castelvetrano has an interesting historic centre where it is pleasant to walk among the fine churches and noble town houses, (including palazzo Pignatelli) and the square system. Worth visiting is the Civic Museum which holds the precious bronze statue of Ephebos of Selinunte, an important Greek colony not far away, place of meetings and battles between the Greeks and Phoenicians. Here the vestiges of time (temples, acropolies and sanctuaries) mix with the surrounding landscape in the unique scenery of the biggest archaeological park of the Mediterranean. Castelvetrano is also a place not to be missed for its food and wine: here a characteristic “black bread” is produced and the Nocellara del Belice olives, a particularly juicy variety, which is low in acidity, flourish. Not to be forgotten are three pearls nearby: the sandy Nature Reserve of the Belice River Mouth and Neighbouring Dunes, the lovely Norman Trinità di Delia Church and the archaeological and naturalistic complex of the castello della pietra (castle of the stone).

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The beauties di (en)Castelvetrano

Historic and Notarial Archive Castelvetrano
ARCHIVIO STORICO E NOTARILE
The Conservatorio delle Orfane (orphanage) in San Giacomo (XVII century) holds the...
Ephebos of Selinunte Castelvetrano
EFEBO DI SELINUNTE
Ephebos of Selinunte, one of the most important discoveries and one of the few original Greek...
Selinunte Castelvetrano
PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DI SELINUNTE
Selinunte, the Greek city founded by the inhabitants of Megara Hyblaea around 628 B.C. is one of...
Ninfa Fountain Castelvetrano
FONTANA DELLA NINFA
A rare example of a vertical fountain with four basins, one on top of the other and a top niche...
Civic museum Castelvetrano
MUSEO CIVICO
The small museum holds works of extraordinary archaeological, historical and artistic value....
Square System Castelvetrano
SISTEMA DELLE PIAZZE
The centre of the ancient town is original in that it is made up of three main squares,...
Trinità di Delia Castelvetrano
AREA ATTREZZATA TRINITA DI DELIA
Significant Arab-Norman monument (mid XII century), raised again in 1880.
Black Bread Castelvetrano
PANE NERO
A real speciality is the pane nero - black bread, produced with flour from two different types...

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