Province of Caltanissetta

Mazzarino is considered a well preserved example of Sicilian Baroque.

Mazzarino was founded by Greeks in the 7th century BC and named Maktorium. The current old town centre was created in the Middle Age near the ruins of the Arab castle. Thanks to its charming and fascinating churches, Mazzarino is considered one of the best well preserved example of Sicilian Baroque in the province.

The most important monuments of the village are:

the Mother Church of Santa Maria della Neve, built at the end of the 16th century and designed by the famous Sicilian architect Angelo Italia; the Cathedral of Maria Santissima del Mazzaro, built in 1100 by Manfredi, has three naves richly decorated with Baroque elements; the SS Crocifisso dell’Olmo, built in the 5th century is dedicated to the Madonna dell’Istria; The Castle, also known as “U Cannuni”; the Greek Archaeological site of Mount Bubbonia includes the fascinating Acropoli dating back to the 6th century BC.

People live here:


Typical food:

the typical traditional sweets:

I Trizzi, Torrone and the Muffuletta


Festa del SS Crocifisso dell’Olmo, holy festivity                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Festa Madonna del Rosario e Sagra della Ricotta, holy festivity and food festival

How to get there: 

By Car:

From Caltanissetta

Get on SS626, exit Mazzarino

By Train:

the nearest railway station is Caltanissetta

By Ferry:

the nearest ferry port are Agrigento, Catania, Pozzallo and Syracuse.

By Plane:

the nearest airport is Fontanarossa Airport of Catania


Hotel Trigona 4 *

Hotel Alessi  3*

Address: Via Caltanissetta, 20

Phone: +39 0934 381549

B&B Kimera

B&B La Quercia e l’Asino

B&B Dimora del Conte

B&B Villa Clementine

Country House Tenuta Bartoli Maison de Charme

Country House ALPA  3 spighe

Guest House Ornella

S.P. 27 KM.5 Contrada Liperni


Vidì – Fudderia, Sbronzeria

Address: Via Natoli, 4

Phone: +39 393 60536788

Ristorante Tentazioni

La Cantina di Bacco

Ristorante Al Giardino

Address: Contrada Favara SS190 al km 43

Mobile: +39 366 210 8392

Agriturismo ALPA

Agriturismo Casa Canalotto

Address: C.da Canalotto s.n.c. sp 126 ( al km 3 dal bivio Vigne Vanasco, direzione Cimia)

Phone: +39 0934 190 0766

Ristorante Pizzeria Al Sandalo

Address: Viale XX Settembre

Phone: +39 0934 385176

Antichi Sapori

Ristorante Pizzeria Fiorentino

Ristorante La Capannina

Address: Via Gagliano,

Phone: +39 0934 382021



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