Bivona offers impressive cultural attractions and summer food festival.
The first settlement of Bivona is dating back to 1160. For a long time the village was inhabited by muslims who introduced new traditions, cultivation and dialects that are still preserved by villagers today. The village became a feudal town at the end of the 13th century.
The most important cultural attractions are:
the Chapel of Madonna della Sprescia, is a tiny holy place where it is possible to admire a beautiful statue representing the Madonna and her Son holding a globe; the Church of Carmine, built at the end of the 14th century; the Church of Santa Rosalia, erected in the 17th century, has been reconstructed several times. The church includes interesting paintings dating back to 1867 and 1985; the Mother Church has one nave and three symmetrical chapels enriched by a sublime Baroque style and golden decorations; the Arab-Norman Gate, also known as Chiaramontano Gate, was built in 1374.
Here you can discover the ancient Gothic ruins of the Matrice Vecchia Chiaramontana which was the oldest Mother Church of the village.
People live here:
Sagra della Pesca (22-23/08), fish festival
Festa di Santa Rosalia (September 4)it is the celebration of the Patron Saint of the Village
How to get there:
Get on A19, exit Villabate. Take SS189 to Agrigento, exit Lercara Friddi and follow SS188, exit Santo Stefano Quisquina. Get on SS118, exit Bivona
Get on SS118 to Raffadali, exit Cianciana – Alessandria della Rocca
B&B Da Francesca 2*
Hotel Azienda Agricola Traina (Prizzi)
Pigna D’Oro Country House 4*(Santo Stefano Quisquina)
Mobile: +39 328 3378019
Ristorante Pizzeria Magasè
Ristorante Divin Porcello
Via Roma, 50
Ph. +39 0922 983122