Mineo


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Mineo

Area: Central Sicily

Mineo is a small charming village located on the north-western slopes of the Iblei mountains. Its origins are lost in the mists of time. The city has known all the historical events that have contributed to forming the Sicilian identity over the centuries. The first urban settlements date back to the pre-Hellenic period and are documented by archaeological finds. The current city was founded by Ducezio, in 459 BC, passed under Roman and Byzantine rule, and was conquered by the Arabs in 829. Under Islamic dominion it becomes an important stronghold with the name of Qalat Menay, that is "castle of Mineo".
Its glorious past is testified by its conspicuous artistic heritage that ranges from churches to palaces to finish with the many archaeological areas that characterize the area.
The historic center of Mineo has a medieval layout with narrow streets, alleys and courtyards. The presence of castles and citrus groves scented with orange blossom give this village a particular charm.

What to eat

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

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.

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Where to stay

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Nearby Places


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

Grammichele

Central Sicily

Palagonia

Central Sicily

Licodia Eubea

Central Sicily

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