Palagonia


Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Palagonia

Area: Central Sicily

Palagonia is a city located on the southern edge of the Catania plain, known for its vast citrus groves from which the Palagonia PGI red-flesh orange is born.
The city boasts an ancient history: the first settlements found in the surrounding area date back in prehistoric times; it is believed that the ancient Palagonia, Palikè, was founded by Ducezio in 453 BC. that he made it the capital of his state; In the Middle Ages the city fell under Norman domination; between the 12th and 14th centuries it became a fief of some of the most important aristocratic families in Sicily, finally, starting from 1407, when Giacomo Gravina became lord of the fief, its history was linked to the noble Gravina-Cruyllas family.< br>Palagonia has a valuable historic center enriched by palaces of considerable architectural value, built between the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century, in neoclassical and Art Nouveau style.
The surrounding area, where splendid citrus groves abound, retains traces of the its ancient history.

What to eat

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

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

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Nearby Places


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

Ramacca

Central Sicily

Mineo

Central Sicily

Scordia

Central Sicily

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