Province of Palermo

Ciminna is included in the wonderful Serre di Ciminna Nature Reserve

The village of Ciminna has ancient origins dating back to the Roman period. In the Middle Age, Normans conquered the village starting the construction of the downtown centre and many churches. Later the feudal town was acquired by the Ventimiglia family who ruled the area until the 17th century. The most important monuments of Ciminna are: the Mother Church, built in the Middle Age, it has a charming Gothic rose window and a ring bell characterised by a sixteenth century style; the Church of S.Lucia; the Church of S.Domenico; the Church of S.Francesco; the Civic Museum “Don Filippo Meli”, crated in the 1991, includes interesting findings from the Byzantine, Arab and Norman periods.

Close to the village it is possible to visit the Serre di Ciminna Nature Reserve which was established in 1997 to protect the Karst caves and the prominent flora of the area.

People live here:



Rural Day Ciminna, food festival

How to get there:

By Car

From Palermo

Drive from SS121 to Villafrati. Take the exit toward Baucina/Ciminna/Ventimiglia di S. from SS121. Take SP6, Strada Provinciale 6 and SP33 to Corso Umberto I.

From Catania

Follow A19 to Provincia di Palermo. Take exit Tremonzelli from A19. Take Strada Provinciale 8/SP8 and SS121 to Corso Umberto I.

From Caltanissetta

Follow Strada Statale 640, Strada Statale 189/SS189 and SS121 to Ciminna. Take SP33 to Corso Umberto I.

From Trapani

Follow A29dir/E933 and E90 to SS121 in Villabate. Take exit Villabate from E90. Follow SS121, SP6 and SP33 to Corso Umberto I.

From Messina

Get on A20/E90 and continue on A20/E90 to Trabia. Take exit Trabia from A19/E90. Take Strada Provinciale 6/SP6 to Corso Umberto I.


Villa Priolo Apartments  


Ristorante San Vito 

Via S. Vito, 90023

Ph. 091 820 4674

Villa Belvedere

Contrada Loreto, 90023

Ph. 091 820 4510


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