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Provincia: AG - Area: Agrigento surroundings

Castrofilippo is a small village in the Agrigento hinterland.
The territory of Castrofilippo has been inhabited since ancient times. First the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, and then the Arabs passed through these lands. It was the latter who built the castle of Al-Minshar on the top of a mountain, which was conquered and destroyed by the Normans who founded a hamlet here. The fief then became a barony and was under the power of illustrious noble families. The history of today's village begins under the power of the Monreale family: Stefano Monreale founded the city of Castrofilippo in 1854, dedicating it to the King of Spain Philip II, to whom he was linked by both friendship and political ties, as the name itself suggests. >castra rex Philippi". He had the baronial palace built, the small church of Santa Lucia, now disappeared, around which the current town grew.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

What to eat

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

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.

The Paglina Onion represents the gastronomic excellence of the village of Castrofilippo. The production of table grapes is also excellent. Pistachio di Raffadali D.O.P. is also grown in the area.

Where to stay

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


Nearby Places

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


Agrigento surroundings


Agrigento surroundings


Agrigento surroundings


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