Castelvetrano is a small town close to Trapani. It has so much history, beauty, and culture.
Let’s take a look at the old town to fully appreciate its uniqueness. It is home to over 30,000 people.
Let’s move on to the Church of San Domenico. It was built by the Tagliavias in 1470 and completed by Don Carlo d’Aragona in 1470. It has been recently restored and is now open to the public. Let the rich, harmonious interior decoration and the stunning stucco Antonio Ferrara amaze you. It is immediately clear why the church has been called the Sistine Chapel in Sicily.
The main church is next on our walk. We recognize it because of its 16th-century rose window. It has a wooden panel that depicts the Madonna della Missicordia ( Virgin of Mercy). The central nave is decorated with paintings of effigies as well as musical instruments.
Just a few steps away from the church is the stunning fountain for the Nymph at Piazza Umberto I. This magnificent monument of 10m high in pure Sicilian Baroque design will be noticed. It is made up of four rows, with the nymph at the top holding a bottle that the water flows from.
It is also known in the city as “Ninfuzza li cannola”. This is because it was an example of cutting-edge technology when it was built.
We leave the city and move to the west, until we reach the Byzantine Cuba of Holy Trinity of Delia. This is a Byzantine/Norman masterpiece. It is well preserved and protected from the elements and the ravages time.
The church, like all Byzantine cubes has three exterior apses. On the other side, three doors lead to the outside: the side doors are for men and the central door is for women.
Let’s try the famous blackbread made with Tumminia durum wheat flour. It is one of the oldest Sicilian cereals.