Terrasini

Terrasini is 5 minutes from the international airport of Palermo “Falcone e Borsellino” and about 30km from Palermo. The coast, which overlooks the Gulf of Castellammare, extends from the Ciucca beach to the San Cataldo one, is mixed, alternating stony coves with high and steep cliffs over the sea.

Near Terrasini is located the Nature Reserve of Capo Rama, established by the Sicilian Region in June 2000 and entrusted in management to the WWF Italy. The promontory’s area had already been identified in 1968 by the Municipality of Terrasini as a “biotope of inestimable value”. The promontory of Capo Rama has been included in the exclusive list of Italian geosites, places of significant geological interest of high naturalistic value. From a wildlife point of view, the Capo Rama area hosts the typical fauna of the rocky coasts.

The Reserve is located along the migratory routes and during the periodic movements some species stop undisturbed on the reef: in spring, before reaching the nesting areas and in autumn when they return to the wintering areas. You can spot many species of reptiles, the presence of real gulls, greater swifts, chapels and kestrels, the caves are home to some colonies of bats, but there are also foxes and rabbits.

Not far from the inhabited center is Cala Rossa, a small inlet washed by a crystal clear sea and dominated by spectacular red rocks veined in white even more bright when they are kissed by the sun. Terrasini is rich in Calette (small beaches) and caves that overlook an emerald sea, some of which are located under the wonderful promenade, made even more unique by the characteristic “faraglioni” not far from the shore.

The Historic¬† Center of Terrasini offers great attractions for its guests, from the church in the central square where stands the Church “Maria Santissima delle Grazie”, then Palazzo Cataldo, seat of the Municipal Library and the eighteenth-century castle of the princes “La Grua Talamanca”, today the municipal building. From short walk from the center, overlooking the longbeach, the Palazzo d’Aumale, a museum that was born from the union of the historical-ethnographic museum of the Sicilian cart “Salvatore Ventimiglia” with the Civic Museum of Natural History. The museum is composed of three different thematic areas, the ethnographic, the naturalistic and the archaeological one. Originally the museum kept, in addition to Salvatore Ventimiglia’s ethnographic collection, from naturalistic collections such as the ornithological collection Sommariva, the Orlando mammals collection, both donated to the Municipality, and the ornithological collection owned by Orlando. Terrasini is also rich in ancient medieval watch towers such as: Torre Alba, Torre di Capo Rama, Torre Toleda or Torre Paternella, Torre di contrada San Cataldo that served to warn people of the village in time in case of Terrasini is also rich in ancient medieval watch towers such as: Torre Alba, Torre di Capo Rama, Torre Toleda or Torre Paternella, Torre di contrada San Cataldo that served to warn people of the village in time in case of attacks by the dangerous pirates or the even more feared Saracens.

The ingenious sighting system foresaw the placing of a sighting tower at each strategic promontory of the territory, always maintaining the visual communication between a tower and the other, in case of emergency, the luminous signals from a tower to the others they transmitted very quickly throughout the territory.

Terrasini also offers several beaches for bathers where, during the summer, there are several clubs and discos such as the iClub, Albertini Beach and the Sea Club.

WHERE YOU FIND US

Dalla Chiesa 41A -Terrasini PA

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393 908 8212

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