Things to see and do - Petralia Soprana
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This charming village is the highest in the Madonie mountains, at an altitude of 1 147m. Petralia Soprana has retained its medieval character, with narrow streets lined with austere palazzi and churches built of local stone, which occasionally open out into picturesque squares adorned with fountains. The village also boasts some fine viewpoints, such as the belvedere near Piazza del Popolo which offers a breathtaking view of Enna.
Tourist attractions Petralia Soprana : Things to see and do
This 18C oval plan church contains a wooden statue of St Joseph by Quattrochi. In the sacristy there are two paintings by Giuseppe Salerno, including a Virgin with Cat, which has a sweetness and intimacy (rare in this painter's work).
Built on the site of an old Saracen fortress, this church has an attractive curved façade topped by two belfries by the Serpotta brothers. Inside is an attractive icon of the Virgin and Child attributed to Giacomo Mancini. Behind the church is a supe..
Inside this church, a must see is the Christ in wood by Fra' Umile da Petralla and, in the chapel of the Holy Sacrament, a fine altar in sculpted wood by Benvicinni. Behind the facade is an organ chest form the 18C.
Hotels Petralia Soprana
Via Errante 5 I - 90026 Petralia Soprana
Set 1147 metres above sea level in the medieval town of Petralia Soprana, Hotel Residenza Petra is 700 metres from Madonie National Park, and offers classic-style rooms with free internet access and a minibar. Rooms at the Petra feature original sto..