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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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Palazzo Todaro-Molinari Partanna
PALAZZI TODARO-MOLINARI E PISCIOTTA-CALANDRA
Significant example of late baroque building, the palazzo Todaro-Molinari is characterised by...
Biggini Tower Partanna
TORRE BIGGINI
Partanna
BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE
The council library has a patrimony of 14.127 volumes, with special anciente archives coming...
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 Purgatorio (Purgatory) Partanna
CHIESA DEL PURGATORIO
The docked façade of the Chiesa di Purgatorio shows the destruction of Partanna, after...
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,...
Civic Museum Partanna
MUSEO CIVICO
Groups together the ethnic-anthropological museum and the Museum of Basso Belice: the first...

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