Ciminna: Little Palermo

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Provincia: PA - Area: Palermo surroundings

Ciminna is a small village in the Palermitan area made famous by Luchino Visconti who chose it for some shots of the film "The Leopard".
The first information on the village dates back to 1098 when the toponym Chiminna appears for the first times in documents written in Greek. The current inhabited center was founded by the Normans, between the 1400s and 1600s the village was enriched with churches and convents endowed with numerous and precious works of art, which earned the town the nickname of Palermu lu nicu, or Little Palermo.
The beauty of the landscape and the wealth of monuments and works of art make Ciminna today a place of notable artistic, historical and landscape interest.

What to eat

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

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 Ciminna


Nearby Places

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

Ventimiglia di Sicilia

Palermo surroundings


Palermo surroundings


Palermo surroundings


Palermo surroundings