Things to see and do - Palma di Montechiaro
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Palma di Montechiaro Travel guide
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The town was founded in 1637 by Carlo Tomasi, Prince of Lampedusa, and an ancestor of the writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1869-1957). The latter wrote the famous novel Il Gattopardo (The Leopard), which was published in 1958 and made into a film by Luchino Visconti.
Tourist attractions Palma di Montechiaro : Things to see and do
Piazza Duomo I - 92020 Palma di Montechiaro
In front of the church is a large staircase. It has an attractive Baroque facade in white limestone flanked by two graceful bulbous campaniles. The Tomasi palace or "Palace of the Holy Duke" stands beside the staircase.
Rte de Marina di Palma I - 92020 Palma di Montechiaro
A visit to Montechiaro castle is justified by its location. This austere 14C building stands proudly on a rocky outcrop which plunges down into the sea.