Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Provincia: PA - Area: Cefalù and Madonie

Isnello is a suggestive village located on a high cliff, surrounded by oaks, holm oaks and beeches, located in the heart of the Madonie Park.
It is located in a place of great charm: the Isnello stream, which descends from the Madonie , skirts the village to the north and has created a suggestive narrow canyon between the height of the castle and the steep wall of the Montagna Grotta Grande.
Its territory has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the finds found in the numerous local caves. It was then under the dominion of the Punics, who called it Hassinor, of the Byzantines, who built the castle on top of a limestone ridge, and then of the Arabs who called it Menzil Al Hamar. In the Middle Ages the families of Abbate, Filangeri, Ventimiglia, Santacolomba and Licata, Princes of Baucina, succeeded one another.
The current inhabited center developed in the XIII century, around the ancient castle and is made up of narrow streets and suggestive perched houses that give the village a timeless atmosphere.

What to see

Among the suggestive streets that wind around the ruins of the old castle of Isnello, there are hidden ancient churches that house works of notable historical and artistic value.
Isnello is today one of the exclusive destinations selected for astrotourism, given the presence of the 'Gal Hassin Madonie Astronomical Observatory and low light pollution.

What to eat

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

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.

Where to stay

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


Nearby Places

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


Cefalù and Madonie

Parco delle Madonie

Cefalù and Madonie


Cefalù and Madonie


Cefalù and Madonie