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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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Altar of San Giuseppe Partanna
ALTARI DI SAN GIUSEPPE
The tradition of making altari di San Giuseppe – the altars of Sant Joseph, during the...
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...
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...
Madonna della Libera Sanctuary Partanna
PELLEGRINAGGIO DELLA MADONNA DELLA LIBERA
Another heartfelt religious tradition is the pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of the Madonna Della...
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...
Palazzo Todaro-Molinari Partanna
PALAZZI TODARO-MOLINARI E PISCIOTTA-CALANDRA
Significant example of late baroque building, the palazzo Todaro-Molinari is characterised by...
Church of Sant’Antonio Abate Partanna
CHIESA DI SANT'ANTONIO ABATE
The small church, built in the XVI century as a chapel connected to Mount di pietà, but...

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