Churches and Monuments - West of Sicily

Churches and Monuments

An open-air gallery of works of art.

Various kinds of monuments enrich the villages and towns of western Sicily.

Sacred art masterpieces of various historical ages hide inside religious and ecclesiastical monuments of high historical value. Monumental churches, convents, churches and votive shrines, are places where the religious sentiment blends with typical architectural styles.

Mother Church of Paceco

Dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria, matron of Paceco, the Mother Church dates back to the 17th century and was renovated during the 18th century according to a design by architect Giovanni Biagi...

Cretto di Burri

The Cretto is a symbol of memory, an imposing white concrete expanse covering 85,000 square metres. The Cretto is a monumental memorial designed by Alberto Burri (Città di Castello, 1915 – Nice, 1...

Cofano Tower and Tonnara

Created to defend the tonnara of the same name, the Torre di Cofano (today used as a visitor centre) dates back to the beginning of the 16th century and is characterised by its four-pointed star-shape...

Tower of San Giovanni

This strategic sixteenth-century square tower constitutes a piece of the imposing coastal defensive system of watchtowers designed by Camillo Camilliani to face the Ottoman raids. From its terrace the...

Stella Maris

In the evocative setting of the Bay of Cornino (Baia di Cornino), a dip in the sea can result in a unique experience. The product of the fusion of ancient religious traditions and the creative genius ...

Sanctuary of Maria Santissima di Custonaci

This sanctuary, located on a hilly relief in the centre of today's town, is responsible for the birth of the urban centre of Custonaci. The history of the sanctuary goes back in time to the arrival fr...

Jesuit Church (main church)

This baroque church dedicated to Sant’Ignazio di Loyola has a facade that features four spiral columns wound with vine spirals to the sides of the entrance. Founded at the end of the 17th century, ...

Church and Cloister of Sant’Agostino

This original 13th-century church is one of the oldest in Salemi and was built next to Porta Aquila, a city gate that has now been lost. On the facade, two niches accommodate the statues of Saints ...

Church of San Liberale

This simple church is an important testimony to the relationship that Trapani has with the sea, expressed through the devotion of seafarers dedicated to fishing, which in the past was very numerous. ...

Church of Santa Maria dell'Itria

This elegant baroque church is located on one of the main streets of the old town of Trapani. Here we venerate Santa Rita da Cascia, who collects a strong devotion of the faithful, and the relics of F...

Church of the College (Immaculate Conception)

This church of the seventeenth century is attributed to the Jesuit architect Natale Masuccio from Messina and the former college and "House" of the Jesuits are attached to it. The building of worsh...

Church and Convent of San Francesco Di Assisi

This church is characterized by a marked monumentality, with its large dome that dominates all the other buildings constituting a topographical point of reference in the monumental landscape of the hi...
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