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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...
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.
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,...
Playground Partanna
CAMPI SPORTIVI
Partanna has a good sporting culture and has football fields, and tennis courts and school and...
Partanna
BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE
The council library has a patrimony of 14.127 volumes, with special anciente archives coming...
Madonna della Libera Sanctuary Partanna
PELLEGRINAGGIO DELLA MADONNA DELLA LIBERA
Another heartfelt religious tradition is the pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of the Madonna Della...
Altar of San Giuseppe Partanna
ALTARI DI SAN GIUSEPPE
The tradition of making altari di San Giuseppe the altars of Sant Joseph, during the...

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