Things to do, attractions, interesting facts
Area: Central Sicily
Centuripe was founded by the Sicilians in the 8th century BC. and subsequently followed by Greeks, Romans, Swabians and Angevins. It was first destroyed in 1232 by the hand of Frederick II of Swabia, then by King Charles I of Anjou. In 1548 it returned to its ancient splendor at the hands of the count of Adernò, Francesco Moncada, who rebuilt the village.
Centuripe boasts an enviable archaeological heritage from the Roman age, the second richest in Eastern Sicily after Taormina.
Centuripe preserves still the traditional and suggestive sixteenth-century urban layout: its historic center is rich in monuments of considerable value, its territory tells its ancient history.
The craftsmanship that makes the village of Centuripe famous in the world is the reproduction of ancient works, works that maintain the fidelity of reproduction but that preserve the originality of a unique work of art. These are products requested by numerous national and international museums or as suovenir.
Things to do
Tour, Experience, Tastings,...
Traditional Festivals, Events, Live Show,... Centuripe
What to eat
Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Centuripe
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.
Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Centuripe
Where to stay
Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Centuripe
Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Centuripe. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!