Alcamo, as mentioned, is a city located in the heart of the Gulf of Castellammare between Palermo and Trapani and good connected by the main tourist attractions.
Mainly known for its D.O.C. wine, for the characteristic “purceddu” melon and for the beaches of Alcamo Marina, very popular during the summer season.
Seaside and hill towns, beaches and countryside. Alcamo, a center where there are churches with chests of art, easy to discover masterpieces ranging from frescoes to stuccos, dating back to a very fruitful period, between the 16th and 17th centuries. For this reason it is set one of the most renowned centers in the Trapani province for history, culture and traditions.
The symbol of the city is the Castle of the Counts of Modica, owners of the place between 1410 and 1812, although the structure was supplied in the mid-1300s by the Chiaramonte. Today the Castle is home to a museum and cultural center, Wine Museum and testimonies on local culture.
Among the nearby itineraries to visit, the Bosco di Alcamo Nature Reserve, the medieval village of Erice, the salt pans of Trapani and Marsala, Palermo, the Sicilian capital. And then, the archaeological area of Segesta, the natural thermal hot waters and the countryside farm surrounding the inhabited center.
Alcamo is also the city of Ciullo, known precisely as Ciullo d’Alamo. Italian poet and playwright was one of the best known representatives of the Jester’s popular poetry of the Sicilian school. He is also responsible for the origin of the Italian language with “The contrast”.