Casteltermini has a wonderful Mother Church which includes some famous paintings made by Velasquez.
Casteltermini was founded in 1629 by Baron Gian Vincenzo Maria Termini Ferreri who set up the first town centre. After the discovery of a huge Sulphur mine named Cozzo-Disi, it became a very popular industrial centre. The most important monuments of the village are the Mother Church built in 1629, which has a wonderful facade characterised by an Ionic and Corinthian style. The church includes impressive works of art such as the statues made by the Sicilian painter Michele Caltagirone and the paintings made by Velasquez. The Church San Giuseppe, built in 1641 on the top of the mountain, is a fascinating example of Sicilian Baroque. The Cozzo-Disi Mine, discovered in the 19th century is one of the most important mines in Italy that has now been turned into a museum.
People live here:
Monti Sicani cheeses
Sweets made with Ricotta, pistachios and almonds.
Ice creams made with marzipan, honey and ricotta.
Sagra del Taratatà, a medieval fest with parade, stalls and performances
Festa di San Vincenzo Ferreri, the celebration of the Patron Saint of the village
Festa di San Calogero Eremita, holy celebration.
How to get there:
By Car: From Palermo
take SS 189 to Agrigento, exit Casteltermini
Take SS 189 to Palermo, exit Casteltermini
By Train: From Palermo Centrale Station:
Get the trains to Agrigento, stop Acquaviva Casteltermini.
From Agrigento Centrale Station:
Get the trains to Palermo, stop Acquaviva Casteltermini.
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