Surrounded by a valley of maretta clouds, floating in between heaven and earth, the town of Polizzi Generosa exists in a sort of sensual fantasyland of delicious delicacies and matchless scenery. Even the origins of this town are a mystery—some say it is the "Athens" in Sicily referred to by the Greek historian Diodorous. Others say that it was founded by survivors of the destruction of the town of Palica by Ducetius, a leader of the Hellenes in the 4th century B.C. Much of the town's development took place around the time Norman Count Roger and Countess Adelasia built a castle in the late Middle Ages. One thing is certain: all who come to this little town in the Madonie Mountains are charmed by its wonderful people and their culture.
Birthplace of famous people such as Martin Scorsese and Anthony Sharpa, the town also houses numerous significant churches and museums. The Chiesa Madre, a Catholic Cathedral with features from the 14th and 15th century; Palazzo Notarbartolo which contains the Madonite Environment Museum; and many, many other sites of notable historical significance make this a memorable visit. Or, you can try to find the treasure cave in the surrounding mountains, the location of which is only disclosed at Easter Mass. If you go, be sure to try the local specialty: chocolate-cinnamon cheese filled Sfoglio. And be sure to use the most convenient way to book online hotel reservations: EasyToBook.com.
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