Province of Palermo

Castelbuono is famous for its traditional Carnival and the Divine Festival. 

Castelbuono, rises on the ruins of Ypsigro a Byzantine hamlet. One of the oldest traditions of Castelbuono is its annual Carnival, where the village organises a satirical performance that represents the people, places and events related to local history. The village also hosts the Divine Festival, a very popular gastronomic event in Italy. Otherwise its best asset is the production of a typical Sicilian cheese called Provola delle Madonie and the famous Panettone di Fiasconara, a typical Christmas sweet of North Italy brought here by Nicola Fiasconaro, who became famous after producing his own version of the dessert using a natural sweetener drawn by ashes.

People live here:

Typical food:
Provola, a typical dairy cheese
the Panettone di Fiasconara

The Carnival
Ypsigrock festival, music festival (August)
Castelbuono Jazz Festival, music festival
Divino Festival it is a popolar wine festival

How to get there:
By car:
From Palermo (90km)
Get on A19 Palermo-Catania exit Buonfornello, take A20 Palermo-Messina, exit Castelbuono

By Bus
Autolinee S.A.I.S. Trasporti
Ph. 091 6166028

Autolinee A.S.T.
Via U. La Malfa, 40 – Palermo
Ph. 091 6800011

From Messina (170km)
A20 Messina-Palermo, than S.S. 113 fino exit Castelbuono

From Catania (180km)
A19 Catania-Palermo, exit Scillato and then S.P. to Collesano, Isnello, Castelbuono

By Bus
Autolinee SAIS

By Train:
The nearest station is Cefalù

By Plane:
Falcone-Borsellino – Punta Raisi airport Palermo (120km):
Fontanarossa airport  Catania (170km):


Hotel Paradiso Delle Madonie 4*

Country House Bergi

Alla Querce  Hotel 4*

Masseria Rocca di Gonato

Abbazia Santa Anastasia 5*

Hotel Milocca Hotel 3*

Contrada Piano Castagna, S.N.C

Ph. +39 0921 671944

Ypsigro Palace Hotel 4*

Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 90013 Castelbuono PA

Ph. +39 0921 676007

B&B Donjon

B&B La casa di Isi  3*



Ristorante Palazzaccio

Sferruzza American Bar

Santa maria a Sant’ Ambrogio
Costa Turchina a Finale
Gorgo lungo a Lascari
Lido di Salinelle a Lascari
Torre cona a Finale
Castel di Tusa

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