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Italy, Sicily, Parco delle Madonie, Petralia Sottana, Rolling landscape
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Petralia Sottana : Michelin's recommendations


Perched on a rocky spur at an altitude of 1 000m, this village boasts a stunning location above the Imlera valley. It is home to the offices of the Ente Parco delle Madonie (Madonie Park authority), and has some lovely churches, such as Santa Maria della Fontana, San Francesco, La Trinità and the Chiesa Madre.

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  • Regional Nature Park of Madonie Recommended Recommended

    Corso Paolo-Alliata 16 I - 90027 Petralia-Sottana

    Gentle slopes covered in meadows, huge expanses of woodland, rivers, torrents and steep summits... This fertile, pleasant landscape stands on the doorstep of the Cefalù, the mountain range of Madonie. This nature reserve, although largely shaped by t..

  • Petralia Sottana Main church (Chiesa madre)

    Piazza Umberto-I I - 90027 Petralia-Sottana

    This 17C church dominates the valley. Inside there are three naves separated by monolithic stone columns coming from the Balza San Eleutorio. There are canvases by Giuseppe Salerno and, in a chapel to the right of the altar, a moving Nativity scene b..

  • Church of the Holy Trinity of Petralia Sottana

    P.za Umberto-I I - 90027 Petralia-Sottana

    Also known as the Badia (the abbey), this 16C church has a large marble retable formed of 23 panels, centred on the Easter Mystery, by Giandomenico Gagini. There is also an attractive 18C organ chest at the end of the nave.

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