Top things to do in Piazza Armerina

Top Choice Sicilian in Piazza Armerina

Al Fogher

This is one of central Sicily's top restaurants, serving sophisticated modern cuisine to a demanding and appreciative clientele. It's about 3km out of town, but your journey is rewarded with dishes such as suckling …
Top Choice Gelato in Piazza Armerina

Disìu

This unassuming but modern cafe is one of Siciily's best ice-cream spots. Excellent gelati and granite (flavoured crushed ice) with local seasonal fruits combine with a sunny location near the Chiesa Santo Stefano. …
Ruins in Piazza Armerina

Morgantina

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 (…
Carnival in Piazza Armerina

Palio dei Normanni

Piazza Armerina bursts into life from 12 to 14 August, when a medieval pageant celebrates Count Roger's capture of the town from the Moors in 1087. Events kick off with the blessing of the knights on the first day, …
Cathedral in Piazza Armerina

Cathedral

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 …
Sicilian in Piazza Armerina

La Locanda

Celebrating a hilltop location near Piazza Armerina's cathedral, La Locanda combines a top Sicilian wine list with creative spins on traditional flavours. Try the pasta with wild fennel, sardines and pine nuts or th…