Santa Flavia attracts many tourists due to its coast, its beautiful citrus groves and its beautiful neighbouring villages.
Santa Flavia was founded in 1600 by some of the most important Sicilian aristocratic families who built there their summer residences creating the old town village. Every year this amazing little town attracts many tourists due to its coast, its beautiful citrus groves and its beautiful neighbouring villages. One of which is Porticello, a tiny village built with the typical tuff stones of Sicily, where fishermen and their families found refuge. Another is Solanto, where during the summer time there are plenty of events such as the Soluntum Art Festival, the Sagra della Zagara (named after a citrus flower), the Solunto Film Festival (a film and photographic festival about the sea), and then for food lovers there is an unmissable event called Unti, contenti e sazi, a festival for street local food. Solunto has an Archaeologic Site, where archaeologists discovered the old Greek city founded in the mid- fourth century B.C. Thanks to the importance of these ruins, the ancient city has been defined as a “little Pompei”; here recent excavations have brought to light various public buildings, such as its large square, altars, a theatre and an odeum. The basilica Soluntina di Sant’Anna is the most important church of the village, along with Chiesa Maria SS del Lume and the Castle of Sòlanto, originally built to protect the tuna fishery.
People live here:
Soluntum Art Festival
Sagra della Zagara, food festival
Solunto Film Festival
Ni viremu o Chianu a Santa Flavia, traditional festival
Unti, contenti e sazi, food festival
How to get there:
Airport “Falcone – Borsellino” – Punta Raisi, Palermo far 35km from the city centre.
Shipping lines / Maritime Services
The nearest ports are the port of Palermo far 16km and the port of Ponticello
SS 113 Trapani-Messina.
Palermo: A19/E90 to Palermo,exit Bagheria
Trapani: A 29, to Palermo
Catania: A18/E45 Palermo/Catania/Messina/Catania Circon., exit A19/E932 Palermo
Santa Flavia-Solunto – Porticello station
L’autolinea a disposizione è l’AST, Azienda Siciliana trasporti, con la quale si può facilmente raggiungere la nota località di Bagheria e poi spostarsi nel centro di Palermo.
Domina Coral Bay Hotel 4 *
Stenopus Greco Hotel 3*
Villa Cefalà Counrty House 3 *
Donna Concetta Hotel 4 *
Donna Sabella B&B
Villa Paladino Solunto
Pizzeria “Antica Solunto”
Contrada Collegio Romano | Strada Provinciale 56, 90017 Santa Flavia
Ph. 091 903213;
La Rotonda Casteldaccia
Al Faro Verde