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Italie, Sicile, Caccamo, Zone Méditerranéenne, Province de Palermo - Monte San Calògero Nature Reserve, Castle
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Caccamo, a pretty little town built on a rocky precipice, is thought to have been founded by the Phoenicians. It became an important stronghold during the Norman period, when its castle, the best preserved in Sicily, served as a meeting place for the Sicilian barons in league against King William I the Bad. In the 14C, the town became the domain of the Chiaramonte family, subsequently passing into the hands of other powerful Sicilian dynasties.

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Tourist attractions Caccamo : Things to see and do

  • Piazza Duomo Interesting

    Piazza del Duomo

    Spread over two levels, the square is decorated like a theatre. The square is bordered to the North by the oratorium of the devout Saint Sacramento, and to the South by the church of the Holy Souls of Purgatory. A panoramic terrace adds to the theatr..

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  • Caccamo Castle Interesting

    Via Terminata

    This castle, built on a rocky spur on the site of a pre-existing fortress, dates from the 11C. From the original building, the castle developed downwards in spiral fashion. In the 17C, the Amatà transformed this fortress into an elegant aristocratic ..

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  • The church has a single nave, which has preserved a superb majolica pavement, sadly very damaged, by Neapolitan Nicolo Sarzana. From the women's tribune of the annexed convent, once reserved for the cloistered order of nuns, you have a magnificent vi..

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