Collesano is an ancient village rich in wonderful cultural attraction which is well known for its variety of tasty local products.
The first settlement of Collesano was founded by Arabs in the 10th century BC. The ancient name of the village was Qal’at assirat means “a rock on the street”. Thanks to the Norman domination it became an extended feudal town located between the Roccella river and the Madonie mountains group.
The most important monuments are: the Cathedral of S. Pietro, built in 1543; the Church of S.Maria di Gesù, built in 1611 by Maria Aragona with a Baroque style; the Church of Santa Maria la Vecchia, built in 1140; the Palazzo Municipale, built in 1869 by Susanna Gonzaga; the Communal Library of Collesano which holds over 7000 ancient books;the Targa Florio Museum, it displays a collection of pictures, documents and objects about the popolar car racing called “Targa Florio”.
People live here:
Minestra di Ceci
Olive al forno
Riso Col Latte
Tutù e Catalanu
It is famous for:
The anarchist Paolo Schicchi
The aristocratic Luigi Guglielmo I Moncada,
The actor Nunzio Almirante
“U Paliu du Pipiu (Il Palio del Tacchino), food festival
Carnevale collesanese, the Carnival
Sagra del Buccellato
Trinacria Green Festival
How to get there:
Take A19 PA-CT, exit Buonfornello, continue on SS.113 exit Campofelice di Roccella, then take Sp 9, exit Collesano.
Take A19 PA-CT exit Scillato, then get Sp 9 bis exit Collesano.
Take A 20 exit Cefalù; then follow SS 113 to Palermo exit Campofelice di Roccella, take Sp 9, exit Collesano.
the nearest railway station is Campofelice (13 km).
“Falcone e Borsellino” Palermo airport (98 km).
“Fontanarossa” Catania airport (155 km)
“Vincenzo Florio” Trapani-Birgi Airport (174 km)
B&B Feudo Gargidicenere
Country House Arione
Country House Guarnera
B&B Casale Drinzi
Country House Case Tabarani
Casa Margaret holiday flat
Trattoria Carricaturi Di Barranco
Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 1, 90016 Collesano PA
Ph. 0921 661306;
Pizzeria La lanterna
Via Isnello, 76, Collesano, Sicilia, Italia
Contrada Arduino, 90016 Collesano, Sicilia, Italia
Campofelice di Roccella
Castel di tusa