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Custonaci

Sanctuary

Custonaci is the city of marble and presents itself as the first marble basin in Sicily, the second in Italy and Europe. The town is near an area of great naturalistic interest, the Oriented Natural Reserve of Mount Cofano, with rough, uncontaminated sea bays: it can be explored through pathways which offer panoramic views of unmatchable beauty. In the suggestive natural cavern of the Mangiapane Cave in Scurati, uses, customs and traditions of early twentieth century Sicily are relived during the Presepe Vivente – Living Nativity Scene (Christmas) and during the Museo Vivente – Living Museum (Summer). Not to be missed in the summer are the celebrations in honour of the Madonna of Custonaci, with the disembarkation in the sea of a copy of the much venerated painting of the Virgin Mary, the original of which dates back to the XV century, and is kept in the Sanctuary of the same name

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The beauties di (en)Custonaci

Mount Cofano Custonaci
MONTE COFANO
A suggestive rocky promontory, it conserves an extraordinary landscape and cultural patrimony.
Madonna on a throne with child Custonaci
MADONNA IN TRONO COL BAMBINO
The wooden aedicule with Madonna in trono con Bambino - Madonna on a throne with child, by a...
Living Museum Custonaci
MUSEO VIVENTE
The Presepe Vivente - Live Nativity Scene at Christmas and the Museo Vivente - Living Museum in...
RNO Mount Cofano Custonaci
R.N.O MONTE COFANO
The town is near an area of great naturalistic interest, the Oriented Natural Reserve of Mount...
Baglio Cofano Custonaci
BAGLIO COFANO
Dotted around the countryside are bagli (from the Arabic bahal, courtyard), rural fortified...
Sanctuary Custonaci
SANTUARIO DELLA MADONNA DI CUSTONACI
The sanctuary, which has always been a pilgrimage destination has late sixteenth century origins...
Debarcation Madonna of Custonaci Custonaci
SBARCO DELLA MADONNA DI CUSTONACI
The Madonna di Custonaci, patron saint of various municipalities separated from Erice, holds...
Cornino Bay Custonaci
BAIA DI CORNINO
The small bay of Cornino, ancient marine village of Custonaci, still has the white...

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