Bolognetta is a small town in the province of Palermo on the Italian island of Sicily. It is about 20 kilometers southeast of the city of Palermo. It is located in luxuriant hill country, on the slope of Cozzo Guardiola. For a long time the village was an important stopover on the road between Palermo and Noto. It was known then as Santa Maria dell’Ogliastro. Not until the end of the 19th century was the name changed to Bolognetta. Today visitors come to discount hotels in Bolognetta for the beautiful climate and the gorgeous scenery.
A principal attraction in Bolognetta is the Cathedral Church which dates back to the 17th century. It sits at the top of a stairway overlooking a triangular plaza. The interior of the church is decorated with numerous statues and paintings, including the famous Madonna del Lume. Of interest is a 19th century stone baptismal font representing San Giovanni Battista. The Museum of the Country House gives visitors a look at life from a bygone era. There is an oven with a “tannura”, a type of portable coal stove. In the “parmentu” you can see where cereal grains were processed. At night the “tavuli” were set up as beds. Young people slept in the garret where the tools were kept. From Bolognetta you are within easy reach of the sites in Palermo and Marineo. For information on cheap hotels in Bolognetta check the EasyToBook.com listings.
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