The town of the pistachio

The town of the pistachio, the town of churches, the town of Nelson’s Castle. But much, much more: wherever you look, luxuriant countryside fills the traveller’s eyes with green.

Lots of monumental churches, built between the 16th and 16th centuries: the Church of San Giovanni, the Matrix of the Holy Trinity, the Church of the Annunziata, first and foremost. These are joined by the churches of the Sacred Heart and of the Rosary, built in the Baroque period.

Also worth seeing: the eighteenth century Collegio Capizzi.

You mustn’t miss Nelson’s Castle, set in flourishing grounds which house an authentic open-air museum with the Norman church of Santa Maria di Maniace, home to an extremely valuable Byzantine icon dating back to the 11th century.

For those with a passion for gastronomy and confectionery, this is the perfect opportunity to taste the local pistachios. Here, in this land known by some as “sciaroso”, the Arabs planted the pistachio, now known and loved throughout the world.