Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Area: Central Sicily

Nicosia is a medieval village located in the upper region of the Erei mountains, in the heart of Sicily.
The surrounding area reveals traces of ancient settlements dating back to prehistoric times. The current town was born in the Byzantine era and developed around the castle. It reached great splendor during the Norman domination.
Nicosia boasts a huge artistic heritage: works of painting and sculpture of considerable value embellish the religious and civil architecture of the city.
Nicosia is known as the town of buffaloes as in its countryside there is one of the most important herds of Sicilian buffaloes. Among the food products, dairy products such as mozzarella, tuma and ricotta stand out; among the typical sweets the Nocattolo and the Pizziddatu.

What to eat

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

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 Nicosia


Nearby Places

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


Central Sicily


Central Sicily


Central Sicily


Messina surroundings