Sutera

Province of Caltanissetta

Churches, monuments and culture in Sutera

Sutera is a small village located on the top of Mount San Paolino and is characterised by a Medieval old town centre with narrow limestone streets. One of the most important cultural attractions of the village is the Mother Church, dedicated to Maria SS Assunta, which was built in 1374 by Giovanni III di Chiaromonte on the ancient ruins of an Arab mosque. The church has three naves including impressive golden stuccos.

Along with the mother church there is the Santuario Diocesano San Paolino, located on the top of Mount San Paolino it offers a stunning view of the coastline and Mount Etna in the distance. Here it’s also possible to visit the SantOnofrio Hermitage framed by a prominent pine forest. Nearby the village you can also find the Rock of San Marco, a large cave 70 meters deep that contains huge Byzantine frescos.

The Francesco Salomone Palace is an aristocratic building erected by the Salomone family in the 15th century. The Ethno-Archaeological Museum.

People live here:

1.423

Typical food:

Almonds

Olives

Cheeses

Honey

Attractions:

Festa di San Paolino, it is an holy festivity

Festa di Sant’Onofrio, it is an holy festivity

Festa di San Francesco, it is an holy festivity

Presepe Vivente, Christmas traditional festivity (25/12 – 6/01).

How to get there:

By Car:

From Agrigento

Get on Strada Statale 189/SS189 to Strada Provinciale 20bis/SP20bis in Villaggio Faina. Follow Strada Provinciale 20bis/SP20bis to Strada Provinciale 132/SP132 in Sutera.

From Palermo

Get on SS121 and Strada Statale 189/SS189 to Strada Provinciale 20bis/SP20bis in Villaggio Faina. Follow Strada Provinciale 20bis/SP20bis to Strada Provinciale 132/SP132 in Sutera.

From Catania

Get on A19 Catania – Palermo, exit Caltanissetta from A19. Take SS640 Caltanissetta-Agrigento, exit Serradifalco and follow SP23 to Mussomeli, exit Sutera.

Accommodations:

B&B Poggio Accogliente

http://www.bedebreakfastcarruba.it/

B&B Piazza

http://www.bedandbreakfastpiazza.it/home_ita.htm

B&B Rabato Immobiliare

http://www.bbrabato.com/#!home/mainPage

Country House Monte Caccione

http://www.agriturismomontecaccione.it/

Restaurants:

La Pineta

Address: Contrada Acqua Nova

Phone: +39 0934 954204

Ristorante Civiletto

Address: Via S. Giuseppe, 7

Phone: +39 0934 954874

Beaches:

Cannatello

San Leone

Porto Empedocle

Realmonte

Giallonardo

Siculiana