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According to legend, the town of Carini, situated on a hill facing the bay of the same name, was founded by Daedalus and given the name of Hyccara in honour of his son Icarus. History records how the town was destroyed by the Athenians in 415 BC, rebuilt by the Phoenicians, and, after the Roman conquest, became a stipendiary town of the Empire. In the Middle Ages, the town was controlled by the powerful Chiaramonte family, before passing to the Moncada, and, in the 15C, to the La Grua-Talamanca.

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  • Main Church (Chiesa Madre)

    P.za del Duomo I - 90044 Carini

    The church was modified for the most part in the 18C and has an arcaded façade and ceramic panels depicting the Crucifixion, the Assumption, Saint Rosalie and saint Gui. The interior has an Adoration of the wise men, by Tuscan Alessandro Allori who m..

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  • Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento

    P.za del Duomo I - 90044 Carini

    This oratory was built in the mid-16C next to the main church. The main reason for a visit here is the 18C stucco decoration by Vincenzo Messina representing life-size allegorical figures: Faith, Charity, Strength and Penitence. The sculptor Giacomo ..

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  • Castello

    Corso Umberto-I I - 90044 Carini

    The famous setting for the tragic romantic episode in the 16C involving Laura Lanza and Ludovico Vernagallo, this castle is a Norman fortress that has been significantly modified, in particular by the La Grua-Talamanca family. A visit includes the li..

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  • Hotel Azzolini

    Via Carbolangi 1 I - 90044 Carini

    Surrounded by its lush gardens with pool, tennis court and mini golf course, Hotel Azzolini is set in Carini, 10 minutes’ walk from the beach. It offers air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, and free parking. Rooms at the Azzolini include satellite T..

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