The essence of Sicily, among the sea, castles and traces of a rich history
Caltanissetta and its province are a fantastic destination to explore all year round, thanks to its mild climate even during the winter months. You can explore the beautiful beaches of the Gela coastline and the green hills of the hinterland, with their archaeological remains that bear witness to centuries of history. The entire area is dotted with small villages that you can discover at your leisure, including Borgo Santa Rita and Delia, perfect for a campervan holiday or road trip.
Caltanissetta itself has plenty to offer its visitors, from the mighty Baroque cathedral of Santa Maria la Nova to the colourful Church of Sant’Agata overlooking the grand Corso Umberto I. Dominating the city are the ruins of Pietrarossa Castle, which was destroyed in the earthquake that struck in 1567. Be sure to visit the Archaeological Museum to dive into this area’s rich history.
Overlooking the sea, the city of Gela is renowned for its hugely significant archaeological sites, starting with the Timoleontee Walls, for the over-300-hectare Biviere di Gela Nature Reserve and for its historic centre full of Art Nouveau-style buildings.