Sommatino: city of sulfur
Things to do, attractions, interesting facts
Area: Central Sicily
Sommatino is a small village in the Sicilian hinterland whose history is intimately linked to the presence of the solfare, the sulfur mines, in its territory.
The current town was founded in the 14th century by the Tagliavia family. In 1507 the noble Lo Porto family from Palermo obtained the licentia populandi, officially giving rise to the village of Sommatino. In the 17th century, the town passed to the lordship of the princes of Trabia, and this lordship lasted until the first half of the last century. The history of Sommatino is linked to the presence of sulfur mines in this territory: Sommatino owes much of its history to sulfur present in its territory. The Trabia Tallarita mine, known as Solfara Grande, today a museum, was one of the oldest and richest sulfur mines in Sicily.
The village of Sommatino still retains its late-medieval urban layout, with narrow, winding streets and houses leaning against each other on the others, and houses monuments of particular artistic value and museums of notable historical interest.
What to eat
Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Sommatino
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 Sommatino
Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Sommatino. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!