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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 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...
Mother church Partanna
CHIESA MADRE
The church is a masterpiece of the “Maniera italiana” in Sicily, after the 1968...
Stretto District Partanna
NECROPOLI PRESSO AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI CONTRADA STRETTO
The excavations and survey campaigns have also brought to light some carved tombs and also some...
Church of Purgatorio (Purgatory) Partanna
CHIESA DEL PURGATORIO
The docked façade of the Chiesa di Purgatorio shows the destruction of Partanna, after...
Biggini Tower Partanna
TORRE BIGGINI
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....
Madonna della Libera Sanctuary Partanna
PELLEGRINAGGIO DELLA MADONNA DELLA LIBERA
Another heartfelt religious tradition is the pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of the Madonna Della...
Partanna
BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE
The council library has a patrimony of 14.127 volumes, with special anciente archives coming...

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