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Ruins af walls, houses, roads tombs and sacred places are a precious witness and todat several objects are preserved in Sicily's most famous museums.

ItinerArt - Conoscere San Cataldo

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Chiesa di San Giuseppe

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Via Roma 176, San Cataldo
0.9 Km
da Chiesa di San Giuseppe
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Vassallaggi

Ruins af walls, houses, roads tombs and sacred places are a precious witness and todat several objects are preserved in Sicily's most famous museums.

An average-length tour (about 5 km) by car or by cycle. To make the tour easier we choose St. Francis church, Baglio's Mansion and Giunta's caves as first stage of the tour. Then we go on road 122 and on the left we see the upland of Portella del Tauro, but we keep on road 122 and get onto road 33 towards Roccella to reach Vassallaggi area. The site is known since 1800, but the first excavations began in 1905 and proceded until 1960s, when traces of human belonging to the Bronze Age were discovered. Ruins af walls, houses, roads tombs and sacred places are a precious witness and todat several objects are preserved in Sicily's most famous museums. The best time for excursions are spring and fall. No limits for the sacred area. The harshness of the rocky groud ma be the only difficulty.

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St. Francis of Assisi's Church (or Capucin Friars's Church)

It has a nave and a magnificent high altar and four wooden side altars of the 18th century. The high altar retable preserves 156 relics.

b

Villa Baglio

It was built between 1887 and 1888 in an aclectic style using a local building stone. The ground floor served as warehouse while the first floor served as dwelling.

c

Grotte Giunta

The caves was a necropolis but through the centuries it served as dwelling, stable, tannery and tavern.

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Portella del Tauro

The rocks have a hole pointed towards the summer solstice sunset and an altar stands in the middle and coud be reached using a flight of steps.

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Vassallaggi

The necropolis and the boundary wall ruins testify the existence of an acient city. The site served also as sacred place.

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