Raddusa is a charming little village with ancient origins.
The name Raddusa has Arabic origins and refers to the extraction of stones which is the main economic resource of the town. The foundation of the current old town centre is dating back to the 14th century. Thanks to its production of sulfur, Raddusa prospered obtaining its independence in 1860, when it became an autonomous municipality.
The village has some incredible monuments:
the Wheat Museum; the Mother Church of Immacolata Concezione which was built in 1850 and designed by the Sicilian architect Giuseppe Maggiore. Its interior has incredible Corinthian stuccos and works of art dating back to the 17th century; and the Albospino Tower, a feudal watchtower, which was built with the local limestone and an irregular plan.
People live here:
Festa del Grano (11-13/09), it is a traditional festival which recreates the scenes of rural life in 1950. Here it is possible to discover the ancient production of wheat with incredible local food stalls.
How to get there:
Get on A19 Palermo-Catania, exit Agira
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