Menfi is an ancient village characterized by impressive cultural attractions.
The territory of Menfi is located on the southwest coast of Sicily and it was inhabited by human settlements since ancient times. The village, historically named Burgiomilluso, was founded under the Spanish domination in 1518 by Giovanni Vincenzo Tagliavia. Later in 1638 the town was acquired by Diego Tagliavia Aragona Cortes who started the construction of the current old town centre.
The most important monuments of Menfi are:
the Swabian castle and Federiciana Tower; the Pignatelli Palace, built in 1638 by Diego Aragona Tagliavia, includes an impressive Necropolis dating back to 330 and 400 AC; the Mother Church, also known as Church of Sant’Antonio di Padova, built in the first part of the 18th century, has three beautiful naves and five arches. The church was completely destroyed by the violent 1968 earthquake and later redesign by the architect Vittorio Gregotti; the Church of San Giuseppe, built in 1715, includes precious stuccos and painting made by Fra Felice da Sambuca, dating back to the 18th century; the Palazzo Ravidà, erected in the last part of the 18th century, is a Neoclassical building made with the typical local sandstone which was the summer resort of the noble family Ravidà Ferrantelli; the Casa Planeta, built by the family Bivona in the second half of the 18th century, hosts the Enoteca della Strada e del Vino delle Terre Sicane and important cultural and food events; the Giardini Pergolati of Inycon is a popular place created to host temporary exhibitions and wine tasting events.
People live here:
Inycon, (19-21/06) it is the oldest festival dedicated to the Sicilian wine
How to get there:
Get on A29 to Mazzara del Vallo, exit Castelvetrano. Take SS 115 to Sciacca, exit Menfi (Porto Palo) or take SS 624 Palermo – Sciacca exit Menfi
Get on A20 Messina – Palermo, A29 to Mazara del Vallo, exit Castelvetrano. Take SS 115 to Sciacca, exit Menfi.
Get on A19 to Caltanissetta. Take SS 640 to Agrigento – S.S. 115 exit Menfi.
Menfi Beach Resort 4*
La Foresteria Planeta Estate 4*
Residence Le 4 Stagioni
Relais Casa Mirabile 4* (Menfi)
Villa Fiori Beach Albergo Ristorante 3*
Relais Casina Miregia 3* (Menfi)
Baglio San Vincenzo 3* (Menfi)
Country House Tenuta Stoccatello 3*
Il Vigneto Resort 4*
Via Roma, 213/a
Mobile: +39 393 986 8828
Ristorante Le 4 Stagioni
La Foresteria Planeta Estate
Selfservice e Pasta Fresca
Via Piemonte, 1
Mobile: +39 327 009 2504
Ristorante Pizzeria L’ Aurora
Via Risorgimento, 98, 92013 Menfi AG
Ph.+39 0925 570780
Via Lampedusa, 9
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Ristorante Casina Miregia
Bar Pizzeria Lido La Sirenetta
Villa Fiori Beach
La Dolce Vita
Corso Dei Mille, 172
Mobile: +39 331 3061446
Via Guglielmo Marconi, 32
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