Gratteri

Province of Palermo

Gratteri is a medieval village which includes the wonderful Cave of Grattara. 

Dating back to the Medieval Age, the village of Gratteri was founded by Tancredi and later acquired by the Ventimiglia family in the 13th century.  The most important monuments of the village are: the Castle, built in the 13th century, rises on the top of the San Vito rock; the Matrice Vecchia, considered the oldest church of Gratteri, was built in the first half of the 14th century by the Ventimiglia family; the S.Giorgio Abby; the Church of Santa Maria di Gesù, built in the 12th century by Gilberto di Manforte, is considered a well preserved example of  Medieval architecture in Sicily. The Church of Sant’Andrea, the Church of San Giacomo; the Church of Sant’Elia.

Close to the village it is possible to visit the fascinating Cave of Grattara. 

People live here:

974

Attractions:

The Cucchia Fest, food festival

Sagra della Vastedda fritta, traditional local food festival

How to get there:

By Car:

From Palermo

Get on A20 exit Buonfornello, then take A19/E932 to Catania,exit Campofelice di Roccella then follow SS113/ SP28 exit Gratteri.

Accommodations:

Dimora dei frati  Historycal building 3*

http://www.dimoradeifrati.it/

B&B Annucca

http://www.annucca.com/

Restaurants:

Bar La Villa

http://www.barlavilla.it/

Beaches:

Cefalù

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