Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Area: Central Sicily

Vizzini, located on the slopes of Monte Lauro, is known for being the birthplace of Giovanni Verga, father of Italian verismo.
Its origins are ancient, the first settlements date back to the late Bronze Age. Several historians such as Thucydides, Cicero and Pliny tell us about the existence of the city, then called Bidis, in Greek and Roman times. Later the city fell under Byzantine domination, first, and Arab, later. The current inhabited area dates back to the Middle Ages, when the original nucleus developed around the castle.
Its historic center is full of valuable buildings and monuments which, among other things, form the backdrop for many Verga stories.

What to eat

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

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 Vizzini


Nearby Places

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

Licodia Eubea

Central Sicily

Monterosso Almo

Ragusa surroundings


Siracusa surroundings