Province of Caltanissetta

Niscemi is a tiny village with a charming old town centre characterised by many interesting cultural attractions. 

The oldest village of Niscemi, historically named “Fata-nascim”, was founded by Arabs in the 9th century. Later, Normans conquered the area creating the most important buildings of the current old town centre.
The most important monuments are:
the Church of Santa Maria d’Itria, the Church of Addolorata built in 1753 by the architect Silvestro Guiugliara; the Church of Maria SS della Grazia, built in 1773; the Santuario Maria SS del Bosco, built from 1749 to 1758 by Silvestro Gugliara with a Baroque style; the Belvedere, a wonderful terrace built with a Baroque style, offers a stunning view of the Gela’s valley and Maroglio river; the Archaeological site of Pitrusa includes precious findings dating back to the Greek and Roman periods.

Close to the village there is the famous Sughereta di Niscemi Nature Reserve.

People live here:



Sagra del Carciofo, food festival (20-22/03)

Sagra della Mpanata e Piruna, food festival

Sagra dei Cavolfiori e Spinaci, food festival

How to get there:

By Car:

From Caltanissetta

Get on SS 640, exit Luculia Quinto, then take SS626, exit SS115 and then SP12, exit Niscemi

By Bus:

Bus lines from Caltanissetta Central Station

By Plane:

The nearest airport is the Fontanarossa International Airport of Catania


Hotel Wine Relais Feudo del Pisciotto 4*

B&B Tre Metri Sopra il Cielo 2*

B&B Santiago

Country House Colle San Mauro 4*

Country House Masseria Charme&Relax 4*

Country House Tenuta di Bellaprima

Country House Riserva del Noce

Country House Degli Ulivi


Sciavuru Restaurant

Restaurant Tabule’

Restaurant Cibus

Address: Via Mazzini, 3

Phone: +39 0933 953277

Mobile: +39 329 6045042

Mad in Italy

Address: Viale Mario Gori, 261

Phone: +39 0933 065004

Agriturismo Degli Ulivi

Antichi Sapori Di Sicilia

Address: Viale Mario Gori

Phone: +39 329 7417428

Trattoria  Colosseo

Address: Via Vincenzo Crescimone, 38

Phone: +39 389 055 0043

Pizzeria Bar Vituso

Address: S.P. 10 Niscemi- Caltagirone, Contrada Vituso

Mobile: +39 328 711 6231


Falconara beach

Lungomare Federico I Svevia

Femmina Morta


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