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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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The beauties di (en)Partanna

Church of San Rocco Partanna
CHIESA DI SAN ROCCO
The church was built after the plague of 1576 in honour of San Rocco, protector of the plagued....
Church of Sant’Antonio Abate Partanna
CHIESA DI SANT'ANTONIO ABATE
The small church, built in the XVI century as a chapel connected to Mount di pietà, but...
Grifeo castle Partanna
CASTELLO GRIFEO
The first installation of the castle dates back presumably to the XIV century, even if its...
Partanna
BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE
The council library has a patrimony of 14.127 volumes, with special anciente archives coming...
San Francesco Procession Partanna
PROCESSIONE DI SAN FRANCESCO DI PAOLA
The people of Partanna are particularly devoted to San Francesco di Paola, to whom two Sundays...
Sanctuary of Madonna della Libera Partanna
SANTUARIO DELLA MADONNA DELLA LIBERA
The modern building in reinforced concrete, in an elliptical layout, was built to the plans of...

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