Province of Agrigento

Favara is an ancient village characterized by a Baroque old town centre. 

The first settlement of Favara was founded in the Copper Age around 2400-1990 BC and its name derives from the Arab word “fawwāra” which means “spring water”. The village prospered under the Greek domination and later the noble family De Marinis contributed to the construction of the current old town centre. The most important monuments of the village are:
the Favara Castle, built by the Chiaramonte family in 13th century, displaying a charming Swabian style typical of eastern Sicily; the Mother Church, built in the last part of the 19th century, has an impressive facade made with the precious stones from Syracuse and amazing mosaics created by Tuscan artisans. The church includes many Baroque sculptures and Neoclassical frescos.

People live here:



Sagra dell’Agnello Pasquale, food festival

The Second Life, Farm Cultural Park (12/07) cultural event

How to get there:

By Car:

From Agrigento and Caltanissetta

Get on SS640 Agrigento-Caltanissetta, exit Favara

From Palermo

Get on SS189 to Agrigento, exit Zona Industriale-Favara

From Catania

Get on A19 to Palermo, exit Caltanissetta-Agrigento and follow SS640, exit to the village

By Ferry

the nearest ferry port is Porto Empedocle

By Bus

Bus line “Cuffaro” from Palermo


B&B Vento di Scirocco


B&B Villalba

C/da Crocca

Mobile: +39 335 7857048 – +39 3497175969

Belmonte Hotel  3*


Casa Natia O’ Carminu

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 12

Mobile: +39 320 781 9854


Caffè Italia     

Piazza Cavour, 11

Ph. +39 0922-661964 – Mobile: +39 388-1787688 – +39 3207579622

Officine Mac


U Maccicuni Wine&Food    

Piazza Cavour, 29

Mobile: +39 347 8500844, Ph.+39 0922 437168



King Bar

Viale Aldo Moro, 116

Ph. +39 0922 33062

Ginger – People& Food  Cucina dell’Africa occidentale

Cortile Bentivegna

Mobile: +39 380 643 4607

Pizzeria Tres Chic 

:Via 4 Novembre,5

Ph. +39 0922 662900

Pantheon Restaurant

Via Pietro Nenni, 59

Ph. +39 0922 660440



San Leone

Scala dei Turchi

Marina di Palma



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