Palma di Montechiaro: Gattopardo, Benedictines and mysteries.
Things to do, attractions, interesting facts
Area: Agrigento surroundings
It is known as the Jerusalem of Sicily: founded in 1637 by the brothers Carlo and Giulio De Caro and Tomasi, on the day consecrated to the invention of the Cross, on May 3, it was born as the city of a new Holy Land. It was therefore called Palma, from the plant symbol of glory. Palma di Montechiaro is the city of the Leopard, the famous novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, descendant of the founders of the city: this village is the imaginary feud of Donna Fugata.
What to see
What to see in Palma di Montechiaro? The stone staircase of the mother church, the ancient houses, a beautiful square, the view of the sea and the seventeenth-century Palazzo Ducale, with its beautiful decorated wooden ceilings, where the story of the book The Leopard was set.
Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Palma di Montechiaro
You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as
But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.
In addition to the typical dishes of the local cuisine, the almond biscuits prepared by the Benedictine nuns according to an ancient recipe are absolutely not to be missed.
Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Palma di Montechiaro