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What to see

The Dancing Satyr Museum
Piazza Plebiscito, 7, Mazara del Vallo (TP)
Fort of Mazzallakkar
Contrada Ulmo, Sambuca di Sicilia (AG)
Medlar's House Museum
Via Arciprete Salvatore de Maria, 13, Aci Trezza, Aci Castello (CT)
'At Fascitraru's Home' Beekeeping Museum
Via Gioberti, 5, Sortino (SR)
Abbey of Santa Maria of Novara
Piazza Abbazia, Novara di Sicilia (ME)
Cathedral of the Transfiguration
Piazza del Duomo, Cefal (PA)
Church of San Domenico
Via Roma, 109, Aidone (EN)
Pietratagliata Castle
Strada Provinciale 67, Aidone (EN)
Norman Castle
Piazza Alicia, 13, Salemi (TP)
Villadorata Palace
Piazza Regina Margherita, 9, Pachino (SR)
MES - Sutera Ethnoanthropological Museum
Piazza Carmine, 5, Sutera (CL)
The Castle of Brolo
Piazza Castello, 11, Brolo (ME)
Madonie Environment Museum (MAM)
Piazza Castello, 7, Polizzi Generosa (PA)
Civic Archaeological Museum
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 13-36, Polizzi Generosa (PA)
Laurel's Cave
SP 161 bis, Alcara Li Fusi (ME)
Aretusa Fount
Lungomare Alfeo, 13, Siracusa (SR)
Cathedral of Holy Mary's Nativity
Piazza Minerva, 6, Siracusa (SR)
Saint Paul's Church
Piazza S. Paolo, 6, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
Kamarina Archaeological Museum
SP102, Vittoria (RG)
Virtual Archaelogical Museum (MAV)
Via Facitelli , Bompietro (PA)
Abbot Fountain
Piazza Abate, 31, Alcara Li Fusi (ME)
Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta and San Nicolò Vescovo
Piazza Duomo, 7, Montalbano Elicona (ME)
The Church of San Sebastiano
Piazza del Popolo, 1, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
Soluntina Basilica of Sant Anna
Via Consolare, 132, Santa Flavia (PA)
Maniace Castle
Faro Castello Maniace, Piazza Federico di Svevia, Siracusa (SR)
Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica
Strada Regionale 11, Sortino (SR)
Ritual Bread Museum
Via G. Cosenza, 26, Salemi (TP)
Belfiore Museum
Via Provinciale, 11, Montalbano Elicona (ME)
Anguilla Necropolis
Strada Provinciale 86, Ribera (AG)
Carafa Castle
Castello , Santa Severina (KR)
Genovese Cave
Via Calvario, 27, Isola di Levanzo, Favignana (TP)
Aidone Archaeological Museum
Largo Truppia, 31, Aidone (EN)
Adelasia Tower and the Church of Santa Maria La Cava
Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 2, Aidone (EN)
Mafia Museum
Via Francesco D'Aguirre, 8, Salemi (TP)
Aretusa Puppets Museum
Palazzo Midiri-Cardona, Via della Giudecca, Siracusa (SR)
Solanto
Via Castello, 20, Santa Flavia (PA)
Castellaccio
Via Roma, Aidone (EN)
Church of San Bartolomeo
Via Ruggero Settimo, 961, Giarratana (RG)
Akrai
Via Teatro Greco, 8, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
Abbey of Santa Maria della Ferraria
SP96, Vairano Patenora (CE)
Annunziata's Church
Via Fontana Secca, 6, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
Fort of Capo Passero
Isola di Capo Passero, Portopalo di Capo Passero (SR)
Cuba of Santa Domenica
Strada Provinciale 7ii, Castiglione di Sicilia (CT)
ancient church of San Francesco di Paola
Piazza Regina Margherita, 11, Pachino (SR)
Milazzo Castle
Via Porticella, 10/B, Milazzo (ME)
Mother Church of San Nicolò Vescovo
Piazza Aldo Moro, 6, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
Antonino Uccello House Museum
Via Machiavelli, 19, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
Apollonion
Via dell'Apollonion, 19, Siracusa (SR)
Mandralisca Museum
Via Mandralisca, 13, Cefal (PA)
Claudio Ridolfi Art Gallery
Largo XVII Settembre 1860, 1, Corinaldo (AN)
Sicilian Puppets' Museum
Via Resistenza, Sortino (SR)
Hercules' Temple
Via SS. Annunziata, 2, San Marco D'Alunzio (ME)
Poggiodiana Castle
Strada Provinciale 36, Ribera (AG)
Castle of Montalbano Elicona
Via Castello, 6, Montalbano Elicona (ME)
Diana's Fountain
Piazza Archimede, Siracusa (SR)
Church of Sant'Anna
Piazza Sant'Anna, 16-18, Aidone (EN)
Mother Church of San Lorenzo
Via Roma, 223, Aidone (EN)
Candlemas' Church
Corso Umberto I, 3, Castroreale (ME)
Gabriele Judica Archaeological Museum
Via Gaetano Italia, 36, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
Syracuse Tropical Aquarium
Largo Aretusa, Siracusa (SR)
Florio Houses
Villa Florio, Via Calvario, Isola di Levanzo, Favignana (TP)
Basilica of San Leone
Piazza Umberto I, 19, Aidone (EN)
The Santoni
Via Dei Santoni, 3, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
Medieval Antiquarium
Via Carmine, 1/3, Sortino (SR)
Emigration Iblean Museum
Via Nino Bixio, 102, Giarratana (RG)
Tonnara of Marzamemi
Piazza Regina Margherita, 1, Pachino (SR)
Morgantina
Strada Statale 288, Aidone (EN)
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
Via Duomo, 28, Gerace (RC)

Where to sleep

Borgo del Carato
S.S. 124 Km. 97 - 96010, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
Hotel Colle Acre
VIA GIUSEPPE CAMPAILLA SNC, 96010 , Palazzolo Acreide (SR)

Where to eat

Osteria del Borgo
Via Cluenzio, 44, Larino (CB)

Travel ideas

4 villages not to be missed for designer craftsmanship
Four Italian villages that stand out for their craftsmanship, the essence of an ancient art handed down over the centuries. A journey into typicality, emotional itineraries that point the spotlight on uniqueness
By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Sicily, a journey through villages and southern icons - part 2
A mosaic of sun and gold that illuminates the villages that dot it and brushstrokes of blue sea that laps an exuberant vegetation. An unicum of art and nature, to be discovered
By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Sicily, a journey through villages and southern icons - part 1
An itinerary in the southern part of Sicily, dotted with villages and the legacies of the civilizations that have succeeded each other. With a lot of Unesco and art brut of an enchanted castle
By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Hotel Villa Neri Resort & Spa, in Sicily and between myth and reality
Archaic land of great emotions, Sicily is a continuous source of wonders and surprises. Starting from villages guarding history and ancient legends, to arrive at a present that sees it also in this location
By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Visit Sicily and the Egadi Islands by ferry? Here are the easiest villages to reach
Memorable places to visit in comfort with your car. What a marvel is Sicily!
By Redazione
Nebrodi Park: Uncontaminated nature, art and gastronomic excellence in Sicily
Visiting Nebrodi Park is a great idea, whether for a weekend or for longer periods. This Sicilian territory has everything to conquer you: the power of nature, the culture, the excellence of local gastronomy.
By Redazione
Reggio Calabria: weekend between Bova and Gerace.
In Bova, in the heart of Aspromonte, the heart of the Grecan culture, and in Gerace, the historic jewel of Locride.
By Luca Sartori
Messina: a trip at Castroreale and Brolo
Among the Peloritani Mountains, the Aeolian view, macaroni with pork ragout, badessa biscuits, the Tortura museum and the seafood linguine.
By Luca Sartori
Ten seaside villages in the centre of Italy worth visiting during this summer
In this article, we want to guide you through the centre of Italy, showing you the villages to be seen in the summer 2017.
By Redazione
An itinerary to discover the villages in the Ticino Park
From Abbiategrasso to Morimondo, then Fallavecchia and Motta Visconti following the course of the Ticino river, a green journey near Milan
By Redazione

Events

  • Rite of Aurora - Easter Sunday
    21-04-2019
    Mazara del Vallo (TP)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-04-21 2019-04-21 Europe/Rome Rite of Aurora - Easter Sunday During the morning of Easter Sunday, in Piazza della Repubblica takes place the rite of the Aurora: a religious rite that celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus. In the province of Trapani is celebrated only at Mazara and in Castelvetrano, introduced by the Discalced Carmelite Fathers not before 1667, the year in which settled in the city. In some towns of Sicily and Calabria is called addressed. Just before the nine hours, a Risen Christ, wrapped in a blanket of red and with a white flag, is conducted by the church of Santa Caterina, far below the entrance of Piazza della Repubblica, under the passage that combines the Cathedral and the Palazzo Vescovile. At the same time, a Madonna dressed in white and surrounded by a black cloak, preceded by twelve other confreres of the same company, is carried out at the other end of the piazza, on via XX Settembre. For a given sign, the Christ and the Madonna, which è removed the black mantle, are brought to the center of the piazza, and a short distance from one another, bowing three times. In the meantime, the statue of the Madonna that is hollow, are freed of white doves. Then begins the procession that bring againà the statues to the respective churches: in front of the confreres, subsequently the Christ and, more behind, the Madonna. Before 1864, the year in which it was abolished this custom, in the midst of the rite by the then via Maestranza, now via Garibaldi sbucava a man, the death of Easter, dressed with a lot of yellow canvas on which was painted a skeleton in black, with in hand a sickle and a basket. This passed between the crowd, and rescued children the Campanaro, a typical local sweet, and anything they hold in your hands with the tacit consent of parents. This character also passed in the shops of foodstuffs, taking always something. This rite is even mentioned by some ways to say common in city: Sarvatìllu pi on the morning of Easter (preserve for the morning of Easter), once used to indicate a garment out of use, becauseé during the rite of the Aurora is wearing accessories that you saw only on that anniversary; Ficiru the arora (have done the Aurora), it says to two people who are not seen for some time and which run the a meeting to another. Mazara del Vallo

    During the morning of Easter Sunday, in Piazza della Repubblica takes place the rite of the Aurora: a religious rite that celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus. In the province of Trapani is celebrated only at Mazara and in Castelvetrano, introduced by the Discalced Carmelite Fathers not before 1667, the year in which settled in the city. In some towns of Sicily and Calabria is called addressed. Just before the nine hours, a Risen Christ, wrapped in a blanket of red and with a white flag, is conducted by the church of Santa Caterina, far below the entrance of Piazza della Repubblica, under the passage that combines the Cathedral and the Palazzo Vescovile. At the same time, a Madonna dressed in white and surrounded by a black cloak, preceded by twelve other confreres of the same company, is carried out at the other end of the piazza, on via XX Settembre. For a given sign, the Christ and the Madonna, which è removed the black mantle, are brought to the center of the piazza, and a short distance from one another, bowing three times. In the meantime, the statue of the Madonna that is hollow, are freed of white doves. Then begins the procession that bring againà the statues to the respective churches: in front of the confreres, subsequently the Christ and, more behind, the Madonna. Before 1864, the year in which it was abolished this custom, in the midst of the rite by the then via Maestranza, now via Garibaldi sbucava a man, the death of Easter, dressed with a lot of yellow canvas on which was painted a skeleton in black, with in hand a sickle and a basket. This passed between the crowd, and rescued children the Campanaro, a typical local sweet, and anything they hold in your hands with the tacit consent of parents. This character also passed in the shops of foodstuffs, taking always something. This rite is even mentioned by some ways to say common in city: Sarvatìllu pi on the morning of Easter (preserve for the morning of Easter), once used to indicate a garment out of use, becauseé during the rite of the Aurora is wearing accessories that you saw only on that anniversary; Ficiru the arora (have done the Aurora), it says to two people who are not seen for some time and which run the a meeting to another.

  • Patronal Feast of San Lorenzo Martire
    10-08-2019
    Aidone (EN)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-08-10 2019-08-10 Europe/Rome Patronal Feast of San Lorenzo Martire In the procession is brought, in addition to the statue of San Lorenzo, a bone of the holy. The cult of the saint was brought to Aidone, from the roman family of Colonna Gioieni which had received the feud of the country. The story goes that in the years in which the Sicily was invaded by the plague, a merchant ill it was placed near the mother church of San Lorenzo. In the evening a nun of the nearby convent of Santa Caterina (now ruined) saw the doors of the Church Mother open and San Lorenzo ignite the stand of the merchant and in this way prevented the spread of the disease in the country Aidone

    In the procession is brought, in addition to the statue of San Lorenzo, a bone of the holy. The cult of the saint was brought to Aidone, from the roman family of Colonna Gioieni which had received the feud of the country. The story goes that in the years in which the Sicily was invaded by the plague, a merchant ill it was placed near the mother church of San Lorenzo. In the evening a nun of the nearby convent of Santa Caterina (now ruined) saw the doors of the Church Mother open and San Lorenzo ignite the stand of the merchant and in this way prevented the spread of the disease in the country

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Traditional cooking

5 unmissable wine villages
Gavi, Castagneto Carducci, Sirolo, Venafro and Sant’Agata de Goti, extraordinary villages of wine and more.
By Luca Sartori
Caponata alla siciliana, the flavors of the ancient Trinacria
It 's a regional specialty, but there are many variations, almost as many places that dot the island. A specialty that cheers the table and that as an appetizer also becomes a side dish or, together with pasta, a unique tasty and delicious dish
By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Messina Swordfish Rolls
The scent of the Sicilian sea is concentrated in this fresh, simple and tasty recipe, ideal for summer as well as in all seasons. A delicious seafood cuisine that tribute taste and gastronomic traditions of ancient Trinacria.
By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Recipe: The Nfigghiulata from the village of Sortino, Sicily
One of the oldest recipes of the Sicilian tradition, a rustic cake shaped like a rose with a particular taste
By Redazione
Recipe: U Pitirri of Sutera
We recover a simple and healthy way of eating and eating thanks to an ancient recipe.
By Redazione
Recipe: Fennel balls from Palazzolo Acreide
Here you are a typical Sicilian recipe, in which fennel is the main ingredient. You can taste it as an appetizer or as a second course. In both cases, however, you will enjoy the deliciousness of this specialty.
By Erika Anthea Stoppini
Recipe: “Minni di Vergini” from Sambuca di Sicilia
Typical pastry of Sambuca di Sicilia
By Redazione
The Recipe: Sicilian cannoli
Sicilian cannoli’s name derives from river canes to which the shell was rolled up during the preparation since a few decades ago and it is one of the typical pastries of Italian confectionary.
By Academy Etoile

Curiosities

10 things to do in 10 Italian villages, great classics and unexpected surprises
Ten things to do and see in ten villages: a trip along the Peninsula to live as protagonists the most precious and authentic Italian places, full of curiosities and opportunities
By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Giarratana, the village on the slopes of Monte Lauro, home of the actress Loredana Cannata
The beautiful baroque churches, the characteristic hilly setting, the alleys, the stairs, the characteristic foreshortenings, the white nougat, the onion and the beautiful actress Loredana Cannata, protagonist of many successful films
By Luca Sartori
From Sicily to Piedmont by foot, in the company of a mule
It is called "Don't be a donkey" the project by Nicola Winkler who sees him protagonist of a long and fascinating adventure
By Redazione
The legend of the rolling stones of love of the giants in Badolato
A mythological landscape still tells us of tribes of giants and their competition of the stones of love
By Ivan Pisoni
The legend of Maria la Bella and the Castle of Brolo
Today we will unveil the legend that lurks around the rock of tears of Brolo Castle, in which the protagonists of are the beautiful princess Maria and her beloved.
By Redazione
Italian villages in movies, when cinema is set inside the villages – Episode 1
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News

Petralia Soprana: the village of the Borghi autumn 2018
The famous Borgo dei Borghi contest ended with the victory of Petralia Soprana, an enchanting municipality located inside the Madonie park, in Sicily
By Redazione
Gradara, Marche Region, is the most beautiful italian village of 2018
Among the twenty villages of Borgo dei Borghi 2018 contest, made by the TV show 'Alle Falde del Kilimangiaro' of Rai 3, the winner is Gradara.
By Redazione
The advices of Borghi magazine for an Easter weekend without stress
Borghi magazine has chosen for you 10 villages for your Easter weekend. Relax and take all the time to decide: we thought about everything for you.
By Redazione
Religious events, processions and themed events not to be missed in the villages during Easter 2018
A selection of events with a religious background that lovers of the villages can not miss
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Borgo dei Borghi 2018. Rate your favorite village until 18 March.
During the special episode of 1 April de Alle Falde del Kilimangiaro on Rai3 we'll discover who will win the Borgo dei Borghi 2018 award. Rate your favorite among the 20 villages in the race.
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With Trenitalia the villages are closer. The formal collaboration between Ferrovie dello Stato and the Club of the most beautiful villages of Italy.
Yesterday in Rome has been officially presented to the Convention between Trenitalia and the Club of the most beautiful villages of Italy to give the possibility to easily reach 23 among the most beautiful villages of our country.
By Redazione
Yesterday has started the Crazy Rally Winter. Through the Italy of the villages riding a scooter
Yesterday the Crazy Rally Winter has started. A Thousand kilometers along the Apennines, passing through the villages and the snow riding a roaring scooter.
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BIT 2018. From 11 to 13 February also Borghi Magazine will be at the International Tourism Exchange
From 11 to 13 February Borghi Magazine awaits you at BIT2018, Fieramilanocity, Pad. 3, Stand F138.
By Redazione
Sgarbi proposes to bring the Dancing Satyr to Vinitaly 2018
The Councilor for Cultural Heritage wants to bring the famous statue to Verona in the pavilion that will host the Sicilian cellars from April 15th to 18th 2018
By Redazione
All the villages and all the events during the Romantic Night of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy
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Apulia is the most booked region for summer 2017
One of the most popular villages in Italy for summer holidays is Vieste, in the province of Foggia, which remains among the most popular destinations
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Are you ready to leave for the Italian Journey?
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By Claudio Bacilieri
Venzone, in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, is the most beautiful Italian village of 2017
Among the twenty villages that were competing for the nomination of Borgo dei Borghi (most beautiful Italian village) of 2017, a survey promoted by the TV program Alle falde del Kilimangiaro of the channel Rai 3, the winner is Venzone
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