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Partanna

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Grifeo castle

Situated on a hill dominating the Belice and Modione valleys, Partanna offers the visitor suggestive views which pass over the surrounding green plains to the faraway maritime headlands. Like all the other towns of the Belice area, Partanna also suffered the devastating force of the earthquake of ’68. Today, however, it is a centre linked to a wine-making and vine growing activity with the production of fine wine, an important and fine olive oil, and a particular type of cheese based on sheep’s milk (Vastedda). Obligatory stops include the Castle of the ancient landowners Grifeo (which is home to a modern and suggestive Prehistoric Museum) and the recent archaeological park of Stretto district, where its network of deep Neolithic ditches has given Partanna the title of City of the Ditch Civilization.

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The beauties di (en)Partanna

Valloni Partanna
VALLONI
The territory of Partanna extends between the rivers Modione and Belice. In some areas there are...
Civic Museum Partanna
MUSEO CIVICO
Groups together the ethnic-anthropological museum and the Museum of Basso Belice: the first...
Palazzo Todaro-Molinari Partanna
PALAZZI TODARO-MOLINARI E PISCIOTTA-CALANDRA
Significant example of late baroque building, the palazzo Todaro-Molinari is characterised by...
Biggini Tower Partanna
TORRE BIGGINI
Church and convent of Carmine Nuovo Partanna
CONVENTO E CHIESA DEL CARMINE NUOVO
La church, rebuilt after the post earthquake demolition, was founded in 1646 and has few ancient...
S. Francesco di Paola Church Partanna
CHIESA DI SAN FRANCESCO DI PAOLA
Built on a pre-existing chapel dedicated to the saint on the wishes of the Anelli family.
San Francesco Procession Partanna
PROCESSIONE DI SAN FRANCESCO DI PAOLA
The people of Partanna are particularly devoted to San Francesco di Paola, to whom two Sundays...

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