Palazzolo Acreide

The ancient Greek Akrai today is a hospitable town of about 11,000 inhabitants rich in folklore, religious festivals and a vibrant cultural life, especially in summer.
Palazzolo offers visitors the charm of an ancient site that integrates well with the more recent settlements and the life of a community that still loves to live, meet and recognize themselves in the ritual in the celebration and everyday life in a serene, pleasant and civil.
To visit the Greek Theatre, in a panoramic position, overlooking the valley dell’Anapo.
Behind the theater are the remains of the Temple of Aphrodite, south-east Stone Quarries these Intagliata and Intagliatella.
At the foot of the hill where the auditorium of the theater, other quarries known as the Temples Ferali. Further down, a path marked by bas-reliefs carved into the limestone, called by locals “gurus” really exciting witness to the cult of Cybele, the Great Mother Goddess of the ancient Mediterranean world and Eastern Europe.
The present city is spread among baroque churches (prominent St. Sebastian, St. Paul and the Church of the Annunciation) alleys and courtyards of medieval flavor, Sicilian Baroque palaces and manor where it intersects with eight hundred Bourbon and more recently liberty .
Of particular interest is a visit to the house – museum, due to the dedicated work of the lamented ethnologist Antonino Uccello, preserves important examples of material culture and folklore ibleo and Sicily.
Nearby, Santa Lucia di Mendola: Roman and early Christian greek site in a rural landscape and woodland of oak trees, carob and olive trees.

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  • Palazzolo Acreide - Festa di S. Sebastiano

    Festa di S. Sebastiano (Foto: G. Leone)

  • Palazzolo Acreide - Chiesa di San Paolo

    Chiesa di San Paolo (Foto: L. Rubino)

  • Teatro Greco (Foto: L. Rubino)

  • Chiesa dell'Annunziata (Foto: G. Leone)

  • Chiesa dell'Annunziata (Foto: G. Leone)