Palma di Montechiaro: Gattopardo, Benedictines and mysteries.

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts

Palma di Montechiaro

Provincia: AG - 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.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

Palma di Montechiaro stands on a rocky hill that stretches out to the sea.It offers breathtaking coastal views, a pleasant climate, and a rich historic center.

Traditional Festivals, Events, Live Show,... Palma di Montechiaro

Among the religious festivals, the most important are the feast of the Madonna del Castello and the feast of the patron saint Maria del Rosario.
The Palmese Carnival, with the parade of allegorical floats and masks through the streets of country
During the Christmas period, an evocative live nativity scene is often created

What to eat

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 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.

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.

Where to stay

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Palma di Montechiaro


Nearby Places

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


Agrigento surroundings


Agrigento surroundings

Campobello di Licata

Agrigento surroundings


Agrigento surroundings