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Santa Ninfa

“The pomegranite and the frogs” Fountain

Situated in the western hinterland of Sicily between the Modione and Belice rivers which flow into the sea slightly further ahead in Selinunte, Santa Ninfa suffered serious damage in the earthquake of 1968, but its inhabitants reacted bravely to the tragedy and created many industries including the production and commerce of local products like high quality meat, coming from native breeding farms, and revitalizing the traditional textile craftwork, concentrated in particular on the production of lace, embroidery and material. The presence in the area of a complex system of galleries and meanders of great speleological-natural interest, allowed the institution in 1996 of the “Santa Ninfa Cave” Oriented Natural Reserve for the protection of its marvellous geo-morphological patrimony. Nearby, the suggestive archaeological site of Mount Finestrelle is to be found, with numerous caved tombs.

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The beauties di (en)Santa Ninfa

Altar of Saint Joseph Santa Ninfa
ALTARI DI SAN GIUSEPPE
On the 19th March there are the well attended festivities for San Giuseppe – Saint Joseph with...
Mother Church Madre Santa Ninfa
CHIESA MADRE
The  modern church, dedicated to the patron saint of the town of  Santa Ninfa is built...
Local cheese Santa Ninfa
FORMAGGIO
The Vastedda Valle del Belice a typical sweet curd cheese made with Belice sheep milk.
Badia Church Santa Ninfa
CHIESA DELLA BADIA
The Badia church was built at the end of the XVIII century and the beginning of the XIX century,...
Chalky landscape of Santa Ninfa Santa Ninfa
I GESSI DI SANTA NINFA
The natural chalky landscape of Santa Ninfa modelled over time by atmospheric precipitations is...
Palazzo Mauro Santa Ninfa
PALAZZO MAURO
Nino Cordio Museum Santa Ninfa
MUSEO NINO CORDIO
The Nino Cordio museum holds works donated or given permanently by the family of the artist from...
Piazzale Belvedere Santa Ninfa
PIAZZALE BELVEDERE
Piazzale Belvedere

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