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Top Choice Sicilian in Collesano

Casale Drinzi

This wooden chalet in the hills immediately above Collesano is one of the Madonie's gems – one whiff of the delicious aromas emanating from the kitchen and you'll know you've come to the right place. The menu featur…
Top Choice Trattoria in Petralia Soprana

Da Salvatore

Salvatore Ruvutuso, his wife Maria and two children run this Slow Food–acclaimed trattoria with its summertime sidewalk seating and wonderfully cosy interior dining room. Kick off with a delicious selection of antip…
Top Choice Sicilian in Petralia Soprana

A Fuoco Lento

It's worth driving down to Cipampini, 10km below Petralia Soprana, to eat at this intimate stone-walled gem of a restaurant. Chef-owners Diego and Patrizia seat only 30 people each evening for multicourse dinners th…
Top Choice Sicilian in Castelbuono

Nangalarruni

Famous throughout Sicily for its delicious dishes featuring forest mushrooms and wild boar, Giuseppe Carollo's eatery deserves equal renown for its splendid Sicilian wine selection, displayed on the shelves of the c…
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…
Pastries in Castelbuono

Fiasconaro

Home of the local speciality, mannetto (manna cake), this much-loved pasticceria on the main street leading to the castle is also packed with treats such as homemade gelato, buttery cornetti (croissants), decadently…
Sicilian in Piano Battaglia

Ristoro dello Scoiattolo

Perched at 1600m, near the base of the Mufara ski slope, this rustic restaurant is Piano Battaglia's perennial favourite spot to indulge in reasonably priced, hearty mountain fare. Cosy up by the fireplace or enjoy …
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…
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…
Sicilian in Petralia Soprana

Lu Carmè

Just below Petralia Soprana's main square, this new family-run venture may look rather sterile at first glance, but step inside to discover well-prepared, reasonably priced mountain treats like wild-mushroom risotto…