Geraci Siculo

Province of Palermo

Geraci Siculo is a tiny village with a charming old town centre characterised by many interesting cultural attractions. 

The first settlement of Geraci Siculo is dating back to the second part of the 8th century BC, after it was conquered by Arabs in 840 BC and then by Normans. In the 13th century, this amazing tiny village was one of the first feudal town belonging to the noble Sicilian Ventimiglia family. The most important monuments are the Church of Sant’Anna which is part of the Castle of Geraci; the Church of San Giacomo, built in the 14th century with one nave and two large chapels; the Church of Santi Cosima and Damiano, built with a Gothic style; the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore erected in the second half of the 14th century.

In addition, the village includes the Ventimiglia Castle which was built in 1240 with a Gothic- Byzantine style and the Convent of Padri Cappuccini, founded in 1689 by the marques of Geraci including incredible stuccos.

People live here:

1.944

Typical food:

Bocconcini o “vuccunetta”

“Serafineddi” – dolci di miele e mandorle

“Cassatina antica”

“Agnelli Pasquali”

“Moscardini”

Attractions:

Giostra dei Ventimiglia, Historical and cultural event

How to get there:

By Car:

From Palermo

Take Autostrada A 19 exit Tremonzelli, then follow SS 120 to Castellana Sicula, Petralie Sottana take the crossroads to SS 286 and exit Geraci Siculo;

From Catania

Take Autostrada A19 to Palermo, exit Tremonzelli, continue on SS 120 to Castellana Sicula, Petralia Sottana take the crossroads to SS 286 exit Geraci Siculo.

Accommodations:

Albergo Parrivecchio  

15, Via Della Liberta’, Geraci Siculo, PA 90010

Ph. +39 0921 643124

Restaurants:

Rifugio dell’aquila trattoria pizzeria 

Via Nazionale, 90010 Geraci Siculo PA

Mobile: 333 522 8312

Trattoria I Quacinara 

Geraci Siculo PA

Mobile: 339 412 7684

Beaches: 

Cefalù

Campofelice di Roccella

Castel di Tusa

Termini Imerese

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