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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

Dolina della Bufara Custonaci
DOLINA DI MONTE BUFARA
This particular cavity in the terrain, surrounded by overhanging walls was identified in a...
Library on Sea Custonaci
BIBLIOTECA SUL MARE
Another cultural institution is the Biblioteca Comunale- Municipal library with a patrimony of ...
Tower San Giovanni Custonaci
BAGLI
The bagli (From the Arabic  bahal, courtyard) are rural fortified structures, typical in...
Municipal Library Custonaci
BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE
Another cultural institution is the Biblioteca Comunale- Municipal library with a patrimony of ...
Living Nativity Custonaci
PRESEPE VIVENTE
In the suggestive Mangiapane cave, periodically two ethnological events of great interest are...
Sanctuary Custonaci
SANTUARIO DELLA MADONNA DI CUSTONACI
The sanctuary, which has always been a pilgrimage destination has late sixteenth century origins...
Baglio Cofano Custonaci
BAGLIO COFANO
Dotted around the countryside are bagli (from the Arabic bahal, courtyard), rural fortified...

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