San Cono

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts

San Cono

Area: Central Sicily

San Cono stands on the Erei mountains, at the foot of Monte San Marco, surrounded by fertile hills and rows of prickly pears.
Originally it was the ancient feud of Dainamare and Santo Cono, then passed under the property of the most famous Sicilian families, and finally to the Marquis of Floresta who brought it back to life in the eighteenth century with plantations and intensive crops.
There are many valuable buildings, witnesses of its historical events, which enrich the artistic heritage of this town.
San Cono is surrounded by expanses of vegetable gardens, orchards, vineyards, almond groves, and prickly pear rugoli. It excels in the production of agri-food products.
The production of the Prickly Pear of San Cono DOP has given it the title of capital city of the prickly pear.

What to eat

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

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 San Cono


Nearby Places

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

San Michele di Ganzaria

Central Sicily

Piazza Armerina

Central Sicily


Agrigento surroundings


Central Sicily