Along Lake Talana is the small town of Talana. The roads climb and fall swiftly as the community clings to the hillside. In the center of town is the Parish Church. Santa Maria is a neo-Classical structure dating from 1831-1909. It has 7 side chapels a highly valued silver cross and some 18th century wooden statues. The church is part of the old historic center and the heart of the town’s many festivities. If you want to see the town at the height of activity, come during the Mostra Prosciutto Regional Business Festival. Simply known as the Ham Festival, the celebrations bring around 5,000 people to the town. This is a good reason to book your hotel in Talana well in advance. EasyToBook.com will help you. It provides a selection ranging from family-run budget Talana hotels to more-expensive villa-types.
With a room assured in one of the hotels in Talana, you can spend time walking up and down the streets, figuratively and literally. Notice the granite houses. A simple gray mortar holds them together. Visit the unpretentious City Hall next to the Chiesa. Nearby the town are the ruins of a Roman Necropolis. If you come during the Celebration of St. Sant’Elfisio, you can take part in the procession of the Saint. It starts within the town of Talana. It then proceeds the 17 km to the rural Church of Sant’Elfisio in the Park of the same name.