Castelbuono is a delightful medieval town nestled in the Madonie Park that will fascinate you at first sight.
It owes its origins to the Count Francesco I of Ventimiglia, who at the beginning of 1300 decided to build a castle on the hill of the ancient Byzantine town called Ypsigro. The name “Castelbuono” literally means “good castle”. Not by chance the castle is the main highlight and one of the leading reasons why the town is renowned.
The building, presenting Arab-Norman and Swabian features, houses a precious Palatin Chapel with wonderful marble decoration in Baroque style realized by Giacomo Serpotta in 1683.
After a visit of the castle and of the Cathedral “Matrice Vecchia”, stroll around the narrow, medieval street of the old town. Finally, to give a sweet taste to your visit, stop in one of the numerous cafés; there, you can taste the “testa di turco” (litterally “Turk’s head”) the typical dessert of Arabic origins made of a delicate cream flavoured with lemmon and cinnamon.
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- Agrigento, Castelbuono, Cefalù, Erice, Madonie Mountains, Marsala, Palermo, Selinunte6 nights/7 days private tour of Sicily with English speaking driver escort to explore the best of the west side of Sicily: off the beaten track village, winery, history, landscape, local Street food meals and organic olive oil7 Days6 Nights
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- Castelbuono, Cefalù, Madonie MountainsFull day Excursion to discover the medieval town of Castelbuono and the charming coastal town of Cefalù, which boasts a massive Norman Cathedral. The tour includes a lunch at Winery with tasting of several wines.1 Day
- 8 Hours
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