Castronovo di Sicilia

Province of Palermo

Castronovo di Sicilia is characterized by many Baroque fountains such as Fonte Regio, Fonte Rabato and Fonte Kassar.

Castronovo di Sicilia has ancient origins characterised by many important colonisations such as the Sicani who created the first settlement along the Platani river, Romans, Bizantine, Arabs and Normans. Due to its relevant reputations, Normans built its first University in 1400.  This tiny village offers a wide variety of cultural attractions such as the Caves, located near the mouth of the Platani river, are a open air museum where it is possible to discover ancient settlements and a well preserved necropolis dating back to the 6th century BC; the Church of Calvario, built in 1810 on the ruins of the old Convent of S. Antonio Abate. The Church of San Pietro, located near the Platani river, was built with a Bizantine style. The Mother Church, dedicated to the SS.Trinità, was built in 1091 with a Latin cross plan. It is considered as an important mausoleum in Sicily with its impressive stuccos and frescos created by the Sicilian painter Anotnio Messina, the Greek-Bizantine sacristy and the precious organ made by Raffaele Della Valle;
the Church of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, is one of the most beautiful holy places of the village thanks to its inestimable Corinthian-Romanesque decorations; the Church of Madonna del Rosario, built in 1621, depicts the incredible stuccos made by Antonio Messina; the Church of Santo Stefano of Melia, built in 1188 on the ruins of an ancient Bizantine castle, has a wonderful painted Crucifix from 1300; the Church of Santa Rosalia built in 1625 and The Convent of PP. Cappuccini, built in 1533.

Visiting Castelnuovo it is possible to admire many Baroque fountains such as Fonte Regio, Fonte Rabato and Fonte Kassar.
Close to Castronovo there are 24 water mills, located along the river Platani which are considered a symbol of the village. The Castle built in 1077 has a particular structure inspired by the Arabs domination. The Palazzo Giandalia, built in 1200 by the Alondres family with local limestone, includes a Norman tower and impressive vaults made by the famous painter Giuseppe Enea who created the Massimo Theatre in Palermo.

People live here:


It is famous for:

The actor Giuseppe Colombo

The painter Giuseppe Traina

The artist Anotnio Messina

The sculptor Antonino Giordano

The poet Tirrito Vittorio Giuseppe

The founder of “Evan-Picone” Joseph Picone

The artisan Giuseppe Infantino


Sagra della “Truscitedda”, food festival

Sagra della pesca, food festival

Sagra dell’olio, food festival

Fiera di San Pietro holy festivity

Cave di marmo giallo, this is an important group of caves where it is possible to extract the precious yellow marble.

Palio dei Rioni sport festival;

How to get there:

By Car:

From Palermo

SS189 to Agrigento exit Castronovo di Sicilia

From Agrigento

SS189 to Palermo exit Castronovo di Sicilia


Country House Sorgente Refalzafi

La casa del gatto Holiday house 3*

Villa Giatra  Hotel 4*


Pizzeria Rosticceria La Fontana 

Via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 10. Castronovo di Sicilia (PA), Sicilia

Mobile: 339-2353657;

Etno Castel’s Pub 

Via Cretai, 55. Castronovo di Sicilia (PA), Sicilia

Mobile: 339-1883651;

RistoroPub Pizzeria Sotto Sopra 

Salita Fonte Kassar snc. Castronovo di Sicilia (PA), Sicilia

Ph. 091-8218;

Privilege Pub Pizzeria 

Via Dietro S. Francesco, 24. Castronovo di Sicilia (PA), Sicilia

Mobile: 333-4298773;




Eraclea Minoa