Collesano

Province of Palermo

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:

4.053

Typical food:

Minestra di Ceci

Olive al forno

Pasta ‘Ncasciata

Riso Col Latte

Tutù e Catalanu

It is famous for:

The anarchist Paolo Schicchi

The aristocratic Luigi Guglielmo I Moncada,

The actor Nunzio Almirante

Attractions:

“U Paliu du Pipiu (Il Palio del Tacchino), food festival

Carnevale collesanese, the Carnival

Sagra del Buccellato 

Trinacria Green Festival

How to get there:

By Car:

From Palermo

Take A19 PA-CT, exit Buonfornello, continue on SS.113 exit Campofelice di Roccella, then take Sp 9, exit Collesano.

From Catania

Take A19 PA-CT exit Scillato, then get Sp 9 bis exit Collesano.

From Messina

Take A 20 exit Cefalù; then follow SS 113 to Palermo exit Campofelice di Roccella, take Sp 9, exit Collesano.

By Train:

the nearest railway station is Campofelice  (13 km).

By Plane

“Falcone e Borsellino” Palermo airport (98 km).

“Fontanarossa” Catania airport (155 km)

“Vincenzo Florio” Trapani-Birgi Airport (174 km)

Accommodations:

B&B Feudo Gargidicenere

http://www.masseriadelpiano.com/

Country House Arione

http://www.agriturismoarione.it/

Country House Guarnera

http://www.guarnera.it/it/

B&B Casale Drinzi

http://www.casaledrinzi.it/

Country House Case Tabarani

http://www.tabarani.it/ACT/IT/default.aspx

Casa Margaret holiday flat

http://www.casamargaret.it/

Restaurants:

Casale Drinzi

http://www.casaledrinzi.it/

Trattoria Carricaturi Di Barranco

Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 1, 90016 Collesano PA

Ph. 0921 661306;

Pizzeria La lanterna 

Via Isnello, 76, Collesano, Sicilia, Italia

Mobile: 339.8881837;

Tabarani

http://www.tabarani.it/ACT/IT/default.aspx

La Rocca 

Contrada Arduino, 90016 Collesano, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. 3319532730;

Beaches: 

Cefalù

Campofelice di Roccella

Termini Imerese

Castel di tusa

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