Madonie, Nebrodi and other Sicilian landscapes are worth a visit. They represent a small, yet beautiful, millennial world.
Madonie Mountains are perfect for hiking and horseback-riding. It is also great to cross the mountains on foot with a mountainbike or on a donkey.
We are in the Madonie Regional Park. is a natural reserve with unique geological sites. Let’s grab a camera and take a walk along the roads and trails.
Let’s begin from Collesano. This is not far from Palermo. It was an ancient feudal country where many monastic orders lived and founded many churches. Collesano’s ceramic art dates back to the second half the 16th century. Let’s go to the Museo della Targa Florio, which preserves an important and powerful collection of photographs, unpublished documentaries and objects from the most difficult and fascinating road race ever, the “Targa Florio”.
Some great embroiderers in Isnello use the old filet method; let’s visit the Museo Trame di filo.
Let’s continue on the provincial road. We will arrive at Castelbuono, which is surrounded by stunning scenery. Let’s go to the Matrice Vecchia which houses the Madonna degli Angeli statue by Gagini. Next, we will visit the Castle. Inside, you’ll find the eighteenth century Cappella Palatina with beautiful stuccowork. We must not forget the Matrice Nuova which houses works of Antonello Da Messina as well as Giuseppe Velasquez.