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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

Mother church Partanna
CHIESA MADRE
The church is a masterpiece of the “Maniera italiana” in Sicily, after the 1968...
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...
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 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....
Church of Purgatorio (Purgatory) Partanna
CHIESA DEL PURGATORIO
The docked façade of the Chiesa di Purgatorio shows the destruction of Partanna, after...
Mother church, stuccoes Partanna
DECORAZIONI IN STUCCO
The Mother church is a real treasure chest of art; the rich apparatus of stuccoes (1692-1729) ...
Civic Museum Partanna
MUSEO CIVICO
Groups together the ethnic-anthropological museum and the Museum of Basso Belice: the first...

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