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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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Church and monastery of San Benedetto Partanna
CHIESA E MONASTERO DI SAN BENEDETTO
The complex, wished for by don Domenico Grifeo who started work on it in 1660, was noticeably...
Palazzo Todaro-Molinari Partanna
PALAZZI TODARO-MOLINARI E PISCIOTTA-CALANDRA
Significant example of late baroque building, the palazzo Todaro-Molinari is characterised by...
Church of Purgatorio (Purgatory) Partanna
CHIESA DEL PURGATORIO
The docked façade of the Chiesa di Purgatorio shows the destruction of Partanna, after...
Vastedda del Belice Partanna
VASTEDDA DEL BELICE
The people of Partanna produce delicious cheese including la Vastedda, a round, a stretched...
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...
Stretto District Partanna
CONTRADA STRETTO
The site of Stretto District is found in the district of the same name which takes its name from...
San Vito Festivity Partanna
FESTA DEL SANTO PATRONO SAN VITO
The patron saint of the town, San Vito, is celebrated on the 15th June with processions and a...

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