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Called "the balcony of Sicily" for its extensive view, Sutera offers a wonderful panorama that extends from Etna to the Gulf of Agrigento. A medieval village that thanks to its peculiar characteristics that make it a tourist place of historical importance. Composed of three districts, Rabato, Rabatello and Giardiniello, the village of Sutera is about forty kilometers from the sea and is located on the Via Francigena route.
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About the village

The village of Sutera, in Sicily, develops around the mountain of San Paolino. It is composed of three districts Rabato, Rabatello and Giardinello. The district of Rabato is characterized by old plastered chalets, one with another, with narrow lanes, courtyards or steep staircases.

They are worth a visit to the Sanctuary of St. Paolino, located on the summit of Mount St. Paolino and reachable on foot via a staircase, and the Ethno-anthropological Museum. In the surrounding villages there are several hills particularly suitable for trekking and hiking lovers, such as Colle San Marco, Santa Croce, and xacca, or the slit. The latter is called so as it is split into two portions distanced several tens of meters from each other, but interconnected. Legend has it that this rupture was formed when Jesus died on the cross.

Noteworthy is the Living Nativity that is organized every year in the neighborhood of Rabato. There are still other cultural events (advertised on the municipal institutional site) such as exhibitions, conferences, and book publications. For many years, some of the solfares (Tenuta, Zorra di Martino and Abate Daughter), owned by the Benedictine Fathers of Palermo, have been operating in Cimicia.

In 1987, US director Michael Cimino turned to Sutera as part of his film The Sicilian, which tells the story of the bandit Salvatore Giuliano (played by Christopher Lambert).

Village of Sutera
Municipality of Sutera

Province of Caltanissetta
Sicily Region

Inhabitants: 1.389
Center Altitude: 605 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Piazza Sant'Agata - Tel. 0934-954300

MES - Sutera Ethnoanthropological Museum
The Sutera Ethnoanthropological Museum, in Sicily, presents in detail the traditions and typical ...
Piazza Carmine, 5, Sutera


  • From Agrigento: Take the SS 189 towards Palermo, at about Km 36 you will cross the crossroads for Campofranco, after about 2 km the crossroads for Sutera, 5 km away.
  • From Palermo: Take the SS 189 towards Agrigento, at Km 98 you will cross the crossroads for Campofranco, after about 2 km the crossroads for Sutera, 5 km away.
  • From Catania: Take the Catania / Palermo motorway (A19), direction Palermo, exit at the junction for Caltanissetta and merge onto the SS 640 Caltanissetta / Agrigento. Exit towards Serradifalco (SP. 23) and merge onto the Provinciale Serradifalco - Mussomeli. After 20 km you will cross the crossroads for Sutera, about 6 km away.


december, 2023
to sunday 7 january 2024

Living Crib of Sutera

september, 2024

Sagra del Peperone a Sutera

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