Roccapalumba: the village of the Stars

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Provincia: PA - Area: Palermo surroundings

Roccapalumba is a small village that rises close to the Sicani Mountains, in the upper valley of the Torto river, surrounded by woods and dominated by a rugged cliff, the Rocca.
This small village was founded in the 17th century by Princess Maria Anzalone Orioles, and was recognized as a municipality in the 18th century, thanks to the initiative of the Prince of Larderia Don Francesco Moncada.
Roccapalumba is the Land of stars: given its strategic geographical position, it was chosen as the site of a very modern astronomical observatory which every year attracts amateur astronomers, scientists and the curious from all over the world.
The excellent food product of this area is the prickly pear.

What to eat

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

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 Roccapalumba


Nearby Places

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

Lercara Friddi

Palermo surroundings


Palermo surroundings


Cefalù and Madonie


Palermo surroundings

Interesting Facts

Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Roccapalumba