Ficarazzi

Province of Palermo

Ficarazzi offers a wonderful natural environment characterised by a breathtaking view of the coastline framed by citrus fruits and vegetables.

Ficarazzi was founded by Greeks in 1100 BC near the Eleuterio river. The name of this river comes from the Greek for “free man” or “saviour”, referring to the Greek god Zeus, who was considered their “saviour” from the war. Thanks to its location Ficarazzi offers a wonderful natural environment characterised by a breathtaking view of the coastline framed by citrus fruits and vegetables. The main monuments of the village are: the Church of Sant’Atanasio, built in 1722 by the archbishop of Palermo, is the oldest church of the village; the Palazzo Giardina, also known as Castello, a medieval tower built in the 5th century; the Church of Ascenzione built in 1727, and later transformed in a princely villa.The Villa Merl, built in the seventeen century it is one of the best preserved examples of a summer residence where the Sicilian noble families used to spend their holidays.

People live here:

12.613

Attractions:

Sagra dell’Arancino, food festival (6-8/09)

Sagra dello sfincione, food festival (13/09)                                                                                                                                                                                                      Festa del Santissimo Crocifisso delle Grazie, holy festivity (14/09)

How to get there:

By Car

From Palermo

Get on Foro Italico Umberto I/SS113. Take Viale dei Picciotti, Via Giuseppe Cirincione, Via Filippo Pecoraino and Via Antonino Laudicina to Via Messina Marine/SS113. Turn right onto Via Messina Marine/SS113.

Accommodations:

La Martinica  Hotel 3*

http://www.hotel-lamartinica.it/

Restaurants:

Lanterna Rossa Bistrot

https://www.facebook.com/Lanterna-Rossa-Bistrot-286691414703317/timeline/

Beaches: 

Crucicchia beach

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