The small town of Piraino has many attractions to entice visitors to stay. Beside the comfortable rooms in Piraino hotels, there are the churches, the tower and the ruins of a feudal castle. The Torre Saracen offers views over the cape. The torre, the remains of the 10th century defense system, is of rough stone. It is 1 of 2 town towers. The Tower of Giavole of Gliaca now houses the Museum of Ethnography. You should go here to learn more about the history of the village and its people. Both towers have ties to the old castle. You can find the ruins of a feudal castle in the Piazza del Bagia, in the center of town.
Much of the attractions are not far from the rustic hotels in Piraino. You can stroll over to the Chiesa del Rosario. This parish church has a 1500 belfry. The rest of the church dates from 1635. The building has coffered ceilings with a Byzantine-Normanesque Rose window. The central altar is unusual. It is of wood but painted in floral motifs and wooden medallions representing the Mystery of the Rosary. The Chiesa della Catera (1694) is less dramatic. It has Byzantine-style frescoes from an earlier church. The Chiesa di Sata Caterina d’Alessandria is the town’s oldest religious edifice (1500). It, too, has an altar with floral motifs. There is a bas relief depicting Saint Catherine, Our Lady of Snows is by the school of Antonello Gagini of Palermo (1478-1536). The convent has some old walls in its cellar as well as a tunnel with ancient frescoes. Let EasyToBook.com provide you with a list of fine hotels in Piraino. This will give you time to explore the town and its region.
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