3 Hotels in Castelvetrano, Italy
Castelvetrano is a town in the province of Trapani set between the Delia and Belice rivers. The city is located in a beautiful hilly area characterized by gentle slopes cultivated with olive trees and vines. The local economy is mainly based on agriculture and particularly developed is the wine industry. The origin of the city is very old but the first written information about its existence dates back to the thirteenth century, when the area became a possession of the Tagliavia family. At mid '500 Castelvetrano reached its maximum splendor, under the reign of the king Filippo II.
In that period arose many of the city's main monuments, such as the church of San Domenico and Carmine. It is worth sightseeing in the historical center, where we can admire various architectural styles, from Arabs to medieval. In the Museo Civico, which is housed in the Palazzo Maio, lies among other things the famous Efebo di Selinunte statue, an elegant bronze of the fifth century b.C. A few kilometers from Castelvetrano there are, in fact, the ruins of the ancient Greek colony, one of the most important archaeological parks of the Mediterranean.
The park occupies an area of nearly 40 hectares, with columns and the remains of large temples scattered in the green Sicilian country. Particularly interesting is the area of the Acropolis, around which there are five temples. Also in the municipality of Castelvetrano there are two popular seaside resorts, Marinella and Triscina di Selinunte. In particular, the second one offers a sandy beach about 6 km long and equipped with modern bathing establishments. The sea is exceptionally clear and this area is much appreciated by divers who delight to discover the rich seabed.
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Longitude:12° 69' 0'' E (12.8)