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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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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.
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...
Mother church, stuccoes Partanna
DECORAZIONI IN STUCCO
The Mother church is a real treasure chest of art; the rich apparatus of stuccoes (1692-1729) ...
Onions Partanna
CIPOLLA DI PARTANNA
Partanna is the città delle cipolle – city of the onions which are red in colour, with a sweet...
Stretto District Partanna
NECROPOLI PRESSO AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI CONTRADA STRETTO
The excavations and survey campaigns have also brought to light some carved tombs and also some...
Palazzo Todaro-Molinari Partanna
PALAZZI TODARO-MOLINARI E PISCIOTTA-CALANDRA
Significant example of late baroque building, the palazzo Todaro-Molinari is characterised by...
Grifo d’oro National Competition Partanna
GRIFO D'ORO
Particularly important is the Concorso Nazionale Teatro-scuola Grifo d’oro – National...

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