Province of Palermo

Carini is a fascinating ancient village which offers incredible and charming cultural attractions.

Carini, once called Hyccara, was founded by Siculi, but it became an even more important town during the Phoenician domination. When Romans conquered the area, this tiny village achieved great importance due to its new cultivations and trades. In 1072, Normans battled the Roman troops, conquering the area where they built the famous Castle of Carini.
Today this amazing village offers incredible and charming cultural attractions such as:
The Mother Church, dedicated to Maria SS. Assunta, built in 15th century with a Latin Cross plan and three naves including impressive Sicilian masterpieces dating back to the 16th and 18th century. The Church of the Agonizzanti, built in the 17th century, with a Sicilian Baroque style. The Church of Rosario is a very huge building with a large and charming courtyard. The Church of Carmine built in 16th century has a wonderful cloister and impressive works of art dating back to the 17th century. The Church of Santa Caterina depicts frescos made by Giuseppe Testa. The Church of San Giuseppe has impressive wooden statues made by the artist Bagnasco.  Thanks to its impressive amphitheatre and an auditorium Villa Belvedere, built in 1546, provides several events and festival during Summer.  The Castle La Grua Talamanca of Carini was built in the 12th century by Roger Bonello on the ruins of an Arab building. It is characterised by a large hall with arches and Corinthian columns, a chapel with a precious vault with Trompe l’oeil frescos and evocative marble sculptures.
Close to Carini there are two interesting natural areas: the Grotta dei Puntali Nature Reserve, created in 2001 to protect the area of limestone dating back to the Bronze age; and the Grotta di Carburangeli Nature Reserve, established in 1995 and managed by Legambiente. Here it is possible to visit the Cave of Carburangeli from which there have been many impressive archaeological findings including fossils of small elephants and artifacts from prehistoric times.

People live here:


It is famous for:

The noble Laura Lanza, 1529-1563

The rebel Antonino Curreri

The rebel Salvatore Calderone

The soldiers Salvatore Cangelosi, Pietro Mazzamuto

The editor Ugo Mursia,1916-1982

The noble Vincenzo La Grua

The mathematician Pasquale Calapso, 1872-1934


1^ Granfondo MTB “Baronessa di Carini”

IV Giornata della Biodiversità

How to get there:

By Car:

From Palermo

Take A29, Palermo- Mazara del Vallo, exit Carini/Villagrazia di Carini ( 20 Km from Palermo).

By Train:

From Palermo Central stations, trains to Trapani, stop Carini


B&B I balconi del Duomo

B&B La casa di Evita  4*

B&B Vecchia Carrucola 3*

Arricampati  Apartments

B&B La Rondinella

B&B Don Ciccio

B&B Villa Tea 

Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo, 433, 90044 Carini PA

Mobile:+39 329 779 9920;

B&B Torre Ulisse


Ristorante La Baronia

Pizzeria Ristorante La Manostalla Francesco 

Contrada Manostalla, 4  Carini PA

Ph. 091 866 9813;

L’Antico Casale 

Via Paolo Borsellino, 90044 Carini, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. 0918660068 – 3884756961;

La Locanda di San Giorgio

Ristopizza Liebe

Don Guto Ristorante brasiliano 

Via Pio la Torre, 30, Villagrazia, Carini PA

Mobile: 345 424 0674;

Franks Ristorante e Pizzeria

Villa De Rosa 

Via Piraineto, 70 – Villagrazia di Carini, 90044 Carini, Sicilia, Italia

Mobile: 333 9182830;

Ristorante Maestrale

La Bella New York Pizzeria 

ss113,155 km 282,

Ph. 091 869 0570;


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