Province of Trapani

Castelvetrano has ancient origins and is rich in history and cultural attractions.  

Castelvetrano is a medieval village characterised by a rich history that can be divided into three important eras: the Middle Age where farmers settled at the village, creating the new aristocracy; the Modern Age which was hit by a dramatic epidemic and period of famine under the government of King Filippo II of Spain; and at last the Contemporary Age where people of Castelvetrano fought alongside Garibaldi during the Risorgimento for the independence of Italy.
Castelvetrano provides lots of cultural attractions: the Museo Civico built in the old town centre in 1997 hosts important masterpieces such as the “Efebo di Selinunte” dating back to the 5th century BC (the Bronze Age); Palazzo Pignatelli is the richest building of the village. It was built in the thirteenth century and designed to accommodate 119 rooms, its most notable feature is a long staircase equipped with benches on either side where servants used to sit waiting for their weekly payment; the Baroque church of Chiesa del Purgatorio, Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista that includes the popular masterpiece of Madonna di Loreto, and the Chiesa della Trinità della Delia which is considered the best expression of the Islamic-Norman architecture of Sicily.

In addition the Theatre Salinus and the Castle of Bellumvider are two amazing places famous for their architectonical structures, here you can discover the more modern history of the village.

Nearby it is also possible to visit the Cave di Cusa, an archeological site where the people of Selinunte extracted the stone for building their temples, and the Theatre Selinus well known for it neoclassical style. Like most of Sicily, Castelvetrano has an ancient traditional local foods such as the Black Bread of Castelvetrano made with Sicilian durum wheat flour and an ancient grain called Timilia, and the Belicino, a typical cheese made with sheep’s milk and olives and the extra virgin olive oil of the Belice.
The village also produces a significant selection of red wines such as the Kirón (SYRAH), Calviano (NERO D’AVOLA), Calviano (CATARRATTO), Grillo, Divigna…invigna (NERO D’AVOLA). 

People live here:


It is famous for:

the noble family Tagliavia

the musicians Giuseppe Palazzotto Tagliavia, Francesco Di Maggio,

the philosopher Giovanni Gentile

the historian Virgilio Titone

the comedians Franco e Ciccio

the director Roberto Mauri, regista;

the bishop Mariano Crociata

the painter Gennaro Pardo

Typical Food:

Black bread of Castelvetrano

Belicino cheese

Extra Virgin Oil, Oliva Nocellara del Belice – DOP e IGP

La Vastedda della Valle del Belice DOP cheese


Kirón (SYRAH)

Calviano (NERO D’AVOLA)



Divigna …invigna (NERO D’AVOLA)


Fiera della Tagliata, typical food festival

Lu Nannu e la Nanna” a series of events connected to the Carnival

Efebocorto Film Festival

How to get there:

By Car:

From Catania

A19 Catania-Palermo and A29 Palermo-Mazara del Vallo, exit Castelvetrano

From Palermo

A29 Palermo-Mazara del Vallo, exit Castelvetrano

From Trapani Birgi

A29 Trapani-Palermo, direction Mazara del Vallo, exit Castelvetrano

By Train: 

local trains to Castelvetrano Station


Hotel Eracle 4 *

Via Caboto, 91022 Marinella di Selinunte

Castelvetrano, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. 0039 0924 900230

Hotel Althea Palace 4 *

Hotel Admeto 4 *

Hotel Alceste 4 *

Hotel L’oasi di Selinunte 4 *

Hotel Selinunte 4 *

Hotel Miramare Selinunte 3 *

Hotel Bagaglino Club 4 *

Hotel Il cuore di Dioniso 3 *

Hotel Riviera Selinunte 3 *

Resort Paradise Beach 3 *

Countryhouse Tenuta Zagara 3 *

Villa Sicilia

Costanza Beach Village 4 *

Hotel Case di Latomie 4 *

Hotel Aira 4 *

Countryhouse Carbona 3 *

Hotel Triscina Mare 3 *

Hotel Aureus 2 *

Selinunte Beach

Contrada Belice Di Mare, 91022

Marinella di Selinunte, Castelvetrano, Sicilia, Italia


Ristorante Camelot                                                                                                                                                                                                           Via Santissima Trinita, 91022 Castelvetrano, Sicilia,Italia




Ristorante La Collinetta

Boomerang Bar Ristoro Enoteca                                                                                                                                                                                                            Piazza delle Metope, 91022 Marinella di Selinunte,Castelvetrano, Sicilia, Italia

Mobile: +39 3356563751


Baglio Trinità                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Via S.S. Trinita 69, 91022 Castelvetrano, Sicilia, Italia


Giulio Cesare                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Via Degli Argonauti 10, Castelvetrano, Sicilia, Italia


S.S. 115/DIR. km. 5+552,80 | Marinella di Selinunte,91022 Castelvetrano, Sicilia, Italia   Ph. +39 0924 907321

Lido Zabbara 

Via Pigafetta, Marinella di Selinunte, Castelvetrano, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. +39 09 24 46194


Lido Spiaggia la Pineta

Lido Spiaggia Zabbara all’Acropoli

Scalo di Bruca al Porto


Belice Nature Reserve

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