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FAVARA

Favara
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This peculiar town is located on a slope of a hill of about 700 m. Its origins date back to the remote Copper Age. In fact, the researchers found monochrome red ceramics in a grotto in Contrada Ticchiara. Favara too was not spared the many invasions, and after the Greeks, it was ruled by the Muslims. Of the Muslim domination period, we can find many traces in Contrada Saraceno. Instead, during their government, the Normans built various buildings, including the famous Castle of Chiaramonte. But the town offers many other interesting places from an artistic, historical and cultural point of view. The itinerary can start from Piazza Cavour, which dates back to the 16th Century and is the town’s main square, surrounded by elegant buildings. But, besides the beautiful old town and the ancient palaces, Favara features precious churches, first of all the Mother Church, situated next to Piazza Cavour and that surely is worth a visit. Moreover, in the course of time, the town has also been embellished with parks, villas and public gardens where it is possible to relax and take a stroll in the nature. Finally, we remind that Favara is known also as the town of the Easter Lamb, an exquisite sweet made with almonds and pistachios worldwide famous in Italy, which is worth a try.

 

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