There's a small number of B&Bs in central Caltanissetta, but we recommend staying in the more atmospheric town of Piazza Armerina, 48km to the southeast.


Hearty regional dishes include pasta 'ncasciata (with cauliflower and pork sausage) and frascatula, a thick soup usually made with broccoli, chilli, garlic, wild fennel, lard and semolina flour. Caltanissetta is also well known for its torrone (nougat), known locally as 'turruni.

Drinking & Nightlife

The town has a generally uninspiring selection of cafes and run-of-the-mill neighbourhood bars.