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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

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...
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....
Sanctuary of Madonna della Libera Partanna
SANTUARIO DELLA MADONNA DELLA LIBERA
The modern building in reinforced concrete, in an elliptical layout, was built to the plans of...
San Vito Festivity Partanna
FESTA DEL SANTO PATRONO SAN VITO
The patron saint of the town, San Vito, is celebrated on the 15th June with processions and a...
Altar of San Giuseppe Partanna
ALTARI DI SAN GIUSEPPE
The tradition of making altari di San Giuseppe the altars of Sant Joseph, during the...
Partanna
BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE
The council library has a patrimony of 14.127 volumes, with special anciente archives coming...
Grifeo Coat of Arms Partanna
STEMMA DI FRANCESCO LAURANA
In 1468 the famous Dalmation sculptor Francesco Laurana in 1468 set up a workshop in Partanna ...

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