Giardinello is a charming tiny village located in the province of Palermo which is well know for its marvellous old town centre.
Giardinello is located near Pizzo Montanello. Romans named this village Viridariolus, which means Garden, because this area had an extended stretches of gardens rich in citrus, wild olive and fruit trees. The most important holy places of the village are the Mother Church, dedicated to S.Anna, was built in the 17th century and the Church of Maria Santissima della Mercede, erected at the end of the 20th century.
Walking through the old town centre, you can discover the Cafè House which is a wonderful belvedere built in the second half of the 18th century; the Public Thermal Bath built in the 19th century; the Tomb of the Giant which is an ancient tomb probably dating back to the Saracen period and the Fountain of the Rinascita built in 1960 by the Sicilian sculptor Benedetto De Lisi.
People live here:
Sagra della cuccìa, food festival
sagra del buccellato, food festival
Sagra della Vastedda, food festival
How to get there:
Get on E90, follow E90 to Strada Provinciale 1bis/SP1bis in Terrasini. Take exit Montelepre from E90. Drive to SP1bis in Giardinello.
Hotel Castello di Giuliano
Villa Le Palme
Find out more information in the Palermo Beaches pages