Pollina is part of the wonderful Madione Park which is preserved by the International Slow Food Organisation.
Pollina includes the tiny village of Finale. The violent 1993 earthquake completely destroyed this charming village, and so the villagers moved to Finale where they rebuilt the main downtown centre of the village. Thanks to its location in the Madonie Park and its extended Ash forests, this tiny village is well known for the production of the Manna, the sap extracted from the Ash trees, which is then preserved by the International Slow Food Organisation. The most important monuments are:
The Church of SS. Giovanni and Paolo includes impressive works of art dating back to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; The Tower of Maurolico built in the 16th century, it was used as astronomical observatory by the Sicilian astronomer Francesco Maurolico; The Theatre of Pietra Rosa built in 1979 by the Sicilian architect A. Foscari; The Finale Tower was a Spanish watchtower built in 1597. Here it is possible to enjoy a beautiful view of Cefalù, Capo d’Orlando and Aeolian Island.
People live here:
It is famous for:
How to get there:
Get on A20 Palermo-Messina exit Castelbuono-Pollina, then follow SS 113 to Messina exit Finale
Take Austostrada Trapani-Palermo, exit Palermo then get on A20 Palermo-Messina exit Castelbuono-Pollina, follow SS 113 to Messina, exit Finale.
Get on A19 Catania – Palermo exit Buonfornello, then follow the A20 to Messina, exit Castelbuono-Pollina;
Get on A20 Messina-Palermo,exit Tusa; then follow SS 113 to Palermo, exit Finale.
From Palermo and Trapani
Palermo Centrale Station, get the Treno Regionale and stop Pollina-S. Mauro Castelverde.
Termini Imerese station, get the Treno Regionale and stop Pollina-S. Mauro Castelverde.
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