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Partanna

  • Grifeo castle
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

Altar of San Giuseppe Partanna
ALTARI DI SAN GIUSEPPE
The tradition of making altari di San Giuseppe – the altars of Sant Joseph, during the...
Mother church, stuccoes Partanna
DECORAZIONI IN STUCCO
The Mother church is a real treasure chest of art; the rich apparatus of stuccoes (1692-1729) ...
Vastedda del Belice Partanna
VASTEDDA DEL BELICE
The people of Partanna produce delicious cheese including la Vastedda, a round, a stretched...
Valloni Partanna
VALLONI
The territory of Partanna extends between the rivers Modione and Belice. In some areas there are...
Church of San Rocco Partanna
CHIESA DI SAN ROCCO
The church was built after the plague of 1576 in honour of San Rocco, protector of the plagued....
Campanile of San Francesco Partanna
CAMPANILE DI SAN FRANCESCO
The only remaining element of the oldest monastery complex in Partanna, is the high bell tower,...
Church of San Nicoḷ da Tolentino Partanna
CHIESA DI SAN NICOL̉ DA TOLENTINO
The church, although in a precarious present state of conservation, and with no roof, still...

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