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Points of Interest

History, Landscape, and Man

Prizzi is a small town situated at about one thousand meters above sea level, almost half-way between Palermo and Agrigento. Its urban plan has remained almost unchanged in time, with steep roads and buildings leaning one to the other around the ruins of a castle. The ancient settlement, called Hyppana and built on the underlying Montagna dei Cavalli, dates back to the 8th-6th century BC. It has been discovered thanks to archaeological excavations that have brought to light the rests of a small village of Elymian origins, as well as Punic and Roman material.

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