Shrine in Parco Naturale Regionale delle Madonie

Santuario di Gibilmanna

Sicilians regularly make pilgrimages to pray at this elaborately decorated baroque shrine to the Virgin Mary. During the church's consecration on 17 August 1760, the Virgin is supposed to have shown signs of life, n…
Castle in Castelbuono

Castello dei Ventimiglia

Originally known as the Castello del Buon Aere (Castle of Good Air), the enormous castle that soars above Castelbuono's golden patchwork of houses gave the town its name and is its most distinctive landmark. Built b…
Museum in Castelbuono

Museo Naturalistico Francesco Minà Palumbo

Named after the naturalist Francesco Minà Palumbo (1814–99), this unassuming museum is housed in the former convent of Santa Venera. It's home to a collection of artefacts that gives an exhaustive insight into the b…
Museum in Petralia Sottana

Museo Civico Antonio Collisani

Focusing on the archaeology and geology of the Madonie, this small museum has an impressive display of fossils found in the area and is worth a short visit.
Museum in Collesano

Museo Targa Florio

This unique little museum displays photographs and memorabilia documenting the Targa Florio, the world's oldest sports-car racing event. Established by wealthy automobile enthusiast Vincenzo Florio in 1906, then dis…
Church in Petralia Soprana

Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto

The most beautiful of Petralia Soprana's many churches is the 18th-century Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto, at the end of Via Loreto, off the main square, Piazza del Popolo (follow the signs to Da Salvatore). Inside…
Cathedral in Petralia Soprana

Chiesa Santi Pietro e Paolo

The town's cathedral, located on Piazza del Popolo, off Piazza dei Quattro Cannoli, was consecrated in 1497 and has an elegant 18th-century portico and a 15th-century campanile (bell tower). It is dedicated to Sts P…