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Partanna is a town in western Sicily, in the province of Trapani, a few kilometers from the ancient city of Selinunte.
The territory of this small town is located between the river and the Modione Belice, bounding it to the east and the west. The town of Partanna extends over a hill about 414 m above sea level and is inhabited by about 12,000 people.
Sicily you do not expect, the green of vineyards and olive groves, punctuated by long and characteristic gullies called Walloons, very important for the geological aspect of the territory.
In Greek, the site in question development 'mainly around a castle and a tower that was later transformed into the bell tower of the church. Lords of the settlement were the Graffeo.
From the artistic point of view Partanna remember especially for the already said Castle was originally built in the Norman period and subsequently renovated in more time steps. Among the successive lords of the building is necessary to quote John Vincent Tagliavias and the noble family of Pignatelli.
Also important is the archaeological site of the district Strait. Since the beginning of the twentieth century have been carried out important excavations and findings, including the system of Fossati, of the Neolithic age, and some necropolis dating back to the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
From the point of view of sacred Partanna is remembered mainly for the seventeenth-century Mother Church dedicated to Santa Maria della Catena. The church was severely damaged by the 1693 earthquake and it was recently reconstructed. It comes with the stucco decoration, countless baroque paintings and the seventeenth-century carved wooden choir.
Next sacred building from the city and quote the eighteenth-century Chiesa di San Francesco.
Very famous is the Summer Festival each year, through sleepless nights, concerts and guides to the most important historical sites, brings thousands of visitors. For this remarkable increase in tourist activity the town in April 2008 required for the recognition of Partanna tourist town.
There are several typical products of Partanna, devoted to the cultivation of vines and olives (nocellara del Belice) and the production of table olives and olive oil of excellent quality. Other important crops are the orange, the lemon, the mandarinati, the artichoke and vegetables in general. Renowned are the onions of Partanna to browse large, sweet, and reddish in color. Another famous product is the Vastedda del Belice DOP, cheese made of spun paste, made from the milk of sheep.
Other foods are delicious desserts such as sweet almond, marzipan and pignoccate during the Christmas holidays; cannoli stuffed with ricotta and cassatelle; pasta with sardines, the fried asparagus and breads decorated for St. Joseph; "sfinci" of San Martino, omelettes and salads onion partannese for the feast of San Vito.