Alcamo

Alcamo, nice town in province of Trapani, rises to the end of the Bonifato Mountain, high 826 meters on the level of the sea, and today important natural reserve denominated "BOSCO D'ALCAMO" ( Wood Of Alcamo ). From the summit of the Mountain a panorama can be admired between the most suggestive of Sicily. From a side the splendid Gulf of Castellammare, from the other the countries and the zone where wine White ALCAMO D.O.C is cultivated. The match between agriculture, tourism and industry makes Alcamo one of the most important commercial centers of Sicily. In fact its geographical position can be defined strategic.

chiesaPerfectly equidistant between Trapani and Palermo, far away just 6 Km from the sea, easily reachable from the airports and from the maritime ports, it is near to the most important places of artistic and cultural interest of western Sicily.In its outskirtses it is possible to visit :the Temple and the Theater of Segesta, the medieval town of Erice, the Natural Reserve Lo Zingaro, the thermal waters, the tunares. In succession we list the principal attainable tourist attractions very quickly: Mozia and the Stagnone Islands, the Egadi Islands, the Archaeological Park of Selinunte, Marsala and its wine cellars, Trapani, the Salt Roadand its mills to wind, as well as Gibellina, small town in which every year is developed the Orestiadi.The economy of Alcamo is founded mainly on the agriculture, in fact its principal cultivations are the vineyards, the melons and the wheat. Its countries are characterized from the beams, from the Agriturismi and from the wine cellars.Wandering about for Alcamo the beautiful redundant historical center of buildings and churches can be appreciated, true work of art built by Antonello Gagini, Giacomo Serpotta, Pietro Novelli, Guglielmo Borremans. So you can admire : Porta Palermo, the Church of St. Thomas, Tower De Ballis, the Basilica of Saint Maria Assunta, Piazza Ciullo, the Church of the SSs. Paolo and Bartolomeo, the Church of S. Oliva, Maria's SS of the MiraclesSanctuary and the Castle of the Accounts of Modica, destined to become Museum of the Wine.

 

 

 

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