Bisaquino has narrow and curvy streets characterised by arches and suggestive chantries.
Bisaquino has ancient origins dating back to the Arab period (840 AC) and its name derives from the word “Bis-acqua” which means generous water. It has narrow and curvy streets characterised by arches and suggestive chantries coming back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Due to the abundance of water the downtown centre has lots of charming fountains.
Bisaquino has many interesting eighteenth-century churches, the main being the Duomo, built in 1700 and dedicated to the Madonna del Paradiso, it has three naves including impressive stuccos made by the Sicilian painter Giacomo Serpotta. Close to the village it is also possible to visit the Santuario della Madonna del Balzo, built in the 17th century.
Other interesting monuments are: The triangolar bell tower of the Church of San Francesco D’Assisi, the Calvario, The Clock Museum, the bell tower of Madonna delle Grazie, the Civic Museum.
People live here:
The onion “Busacchinara”
How to get there:
take SP 188/C
take SP 189/c
Hotel L’antico Casale
Contrada Lavanzino, 90032 Bisaquino
Mobile: +39 333 483 4414
Casa Vacanze Prezioso, Appartments
Cortile Vetrano, 7, 90032 Bisaquino, Italia
B&B Il ciliegio
Case del Vivaio
Via Decano Di Vincenti Bisaquino (PA)
Pizza in corso
Corso Umberto 71 Bisaquino (PA)