Piazza Armerina attractions

Ruins in Piazza Armerina


A 16km drive northeast of Piazza Armerina (and a 4km downhill drive from the town of Aidone) lie the noteworthy remains of Morgantina, an ancient Greek settlement. The ancient town's centre is the two-storey agora (…
Cathedral in Piazza Armerina


You can spot the dramatically sited dome of the huge cathedral from a few kilometres away. It rises majestically from the hilltop and the terraced houses skirt its base in descending tiers. The severe facade dates f…
Museum in Piazza Armerina

Museo Archeologico di Aidone

This small archaeological museum in Aidone, a 10km drive northeast of Piazza Armerina, is worth a stop on your way to the nearby Greek ruins at Morgantina. The museum collection includes artefacts from the site, and…
Gallery in Piazza Armerina

Pinacoteca Comunale

Piazza Armerina's small, slick public art gallery showcases mostly local artwork from the 15th to 19th centuries, including altarpieces and frescoes from long-gone churches and works by renowned local painter Giusep…
Historic Site in Piazza Armerina

Parco Minerario Floristella Grottacalda

Around 15km north of Piazza Armerina are the historic remains of sulphur mining that was active in the region until the mid-20th century. It's now pleasantly verdant and forested, but a poignant reminder of the indu…
Museum in Piazza Armerina

Casa Museo del Contadino

A labour of love for its founder, Mario Albanese, this small but meticulously detailed ethnographic museum recreates a typical Sicilian peasant house of the 19th century. Mario's knowledge of the museum's artefacts …
Church in Piazza Armerina

Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista

Founded in the 14th century, the current Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista dates back to the 18th century. Its interior is lavished with the glorious, vivid brush strokes of Dutch painter Guglielmo Borremans (1670–…
Palace in Piazza Armerina

Palazzo Trigona

Flanking the southern end of Piazza Duomo is Palazzo Trigona, a baronial palace once home to the island's powerful Trigona family. Constructed of terracotta brick and local sandstone, the palace was built between th…
Architecture in Piazza Armerina

Palazzo di Città

Piazza's former town hall (closed to the public), this elegant, late-baroque palazzo (mansion) overlooks Piazza Garibaldi.
Statue in Piazza Armerina

Statue of Baron Marco Trigona

This statue depicts Baron Marco Trigona, the man who financed construction of Piazza Armerina's cathedral.