Piana degli Albanesi (Sicily): what to see


What to see in Piana degli Albanesi, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including the Church of San Demetrio, the Church of San Giorgio and the Anthropological Museum.

Tourist itinerary

Small Sicilian center located in the province of Palermo, Piana degli Albanesi was built near the artificial lake of the same name.

It was founded by a group of Albanians who, escaped from their land due to the Turkish invasions, with the authorization of the King of Spain were able to settle in that area, where they built a town, importing their religion, customs and language dialect.

From these events the name of Piana degli Albanesi derived, today it has become a suggestive tourist and holiday resort, also famous for its olive groves and vineyards.

What see

Among the places to visit in Piana degli Albanesi is the Church of San Demetrio, dating back to the end of the sixteenth century, where a cycle of frescoes made by Pietro Novelli is preserved.

Interesting is the Church of San Giorgio, where it is possible to admire remarkable artistic works, which constitutes one of the oldest churches in the place.

The Anthropological Museum deserves to be visited, where it is possible to view the costumes and numerous objects that testify to the origins and traditions of this small town.

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