Castelbuono is a small medieval village in the Madonie Park. Its centre is pretty and well-preserved and welcomes the visitor into its slow, pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Here it is as if time had decided to stop and sometimes this feeling becomes reality during historical processions and re-enactments. A symbol of the past is the Ventimiglia Castle, now home to the Civic Museum with its Archaeological, Urban Planning, Sacred Art and Modern and Contemporary Art sections, and also a venue for events and exhibitions. Also worth seeing is the Francesco Minà Palumbo Naturalistic Museum, which collects botanical species, reptiles and insects of the Madonie Mountains. But what most characterises the village is the famous manna, produced by the local ash trees: this sap is used as a sweetener, a depurative, but also in medicine and cosmetics.