Nicosia is a small village rich in history, architecture and culture.
Located on four hills, Nicosia “the city of S.Nicolò”, has ancient origins dating back to the Byzantine period. Thanks to its wonderful location, it is a small village rich in history, architecture and culture. Federico II honoured it with the title “Civitas Costantissima”enriching the village with lots of important buildings. The most important cultural attractions of the village are the Cathedral, dedicated to S.Nicolò, which is considered one of the most relevant example of Gothic- Norman architecture in Sicily and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, built in the 13th century, has a huge Baroque main entrance and late Renascence interior.
People live here:
Infiorata(6-7/06) traditional festival
Palio Nicosiano(August 2) traditional medieval festival
Sagra del Nocattolo (September 6) typical food festival
How to get there:
From Palermo and Messina
Get on Autostrada, exit S.Stefano di Camastra. Take SS117 to Mistretta, exit Nicosia.
Get on Autostrada, exit Agira and continue to Nicosia
Get on Autostrada, exit Ponte Cinque Archi. Take SS117, exit Nicosia Nord
Park Hotel Perla di Engio 4 *
Hotel Costellazioni 4 *
B&B San Giuseppe
Country House Baglio San Pietro
Country House Capuano
La Perla di Pancallo Restaurant
Oasi di Basciana Farmhouse