Caltabellotta: between history and myth

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Area: Agrigento surroundings

Caltabellotta stands in a unique position suspended under Mount Kratas and boasts one of the most beautiful landscapes in Sicily.
Myths and legends accompany its history: it was one of the capitals of the Sicani people and home to the mythological Camico, a fortress city built from the Greek architect Dedalo.
The name "Caltabellotta" derives from the Arabic "Qal 'at ballutt" which means fortress of the oaks. The Greeks called it "Triocala" or "Three beautiful things" in reference to the spring waters, the fertility of the soil and the cliff on which the town stands.
The ancient heart is Terravecchia, winding streets and medieval corners; from Calvary you can see the sea in the distance, the Hermitage is the place where San Pellegrino killed the Dragon making Caltabellotta the "village of Peace".
Caltabellotta is the kingdom of extra virgin olive oil.
Caltabellotta has preserved a medieval urban fabric and preserves beauty and traditions ancient.
Caltabellotta is the kingdom of extra virgin olive oil.

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Caltabellotta

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

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Where to stay

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Caltabellotta


Nearby Places

Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Caltabellotta. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!


Agrigento surroundings


Agrigento surroundings

Chiusa Sclafani

Palermo surroundings

Sambuca di Sicilia

Selinunte and Belice Valley

Interesting Facts

Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Caltabellotta