Granfonte 7 - Fine Art Produzioni The 24 Spouts (Granfonte fountain)

Built in 1652 by Nicolò Placido Branciforti, designed on the ruins of an earlier Arab fountain, among other things, it had the task of bringing water to the overlooking Botanical Garden. In baroque style, this aquatic monument m

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Piazza e Palazzo Branciforti 1 - Fine Art Produzioni Piazza Branciforti

In town it is called “Piazza Soprana”, this large urban space is closed between the Palace, the Stable and other noble buildings, representing the symbolic place of power for Leonforte: first for the Branciforti and then the Li

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La scuderia 1 - Fine Art Produzioni The Stable

Horses are at the center of everything: this is the only way to understand the meaning of this architecture in the heart of the town, it was not only used to rest the animals of those coming and going to the palace, but was also

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Porta Garibaldi

The surrounding wall that defended the village from the 17th century plague has four gates: Porta Crocifisso to the east, Porta San Rocco to the west, Porta San Filippo or “Pipituna” to the north and Porta Palermo to the south r

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Chiesa Maria del Carmelo 3 - Fine Art Produzioni Maria del Carmelo Church

Probably dating back to before the founding of the city in 1651, it was restored and expanded by Prince Nicolò Placido Branciforti. In 1785, threatened by the danger of collapse, it was rebuilt by the Capuchin friars of the Thir

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Fontana delle ninfe 1 - Fine Art Produzioni Nymph Fountain

It was fed by the waters of Mount Tavi, and was designed to celebrate the myth of the river god Crysa. It was made by Prince Branciforte looking to achieve something similar to Pope Paolo V in Rome. In Baroque style it is charac

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Piazza e Palazzo Branciforti 2 - Fine Art Produzioni Palazzo Branciforti

If you will, it is the center of the whole urban system commissioned by the founder Prince N. Placido Branciforti. Built in the span of fifty years with the use of craftsmen from Rome and Palermo, it was built under the directio

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Piazza Carella e IV Novembre 3 - Fine Art Produzioni Piazza Carella

The square, which together with the IV November was called “U chianu a scola” (the plan of the school) for its functions of equestrian exercises, named after the palace. 18th century and with a large ashlar front in the lower ar

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Piazza Carella e IV Novembre 1 - Fine Art Produzioni Piazza IV November

Along with Piazza Carella it constituted “U chianu”. Flowerbeds with seats and palm trees border it. In the center is place the Monument to the Fallen of the First World War built in 1932.           Click to listen highlighted text! Built in 1652 by Nicolò Placido Branciforti, designed on the ruins of an earlier Arab fountain, among other things, it had the task of bringing water to the overlooking Botanical Garden. In baroque style, this aquatic monument m Leggi tutto >> Piazza Branciforti In town it is called “Piazza Soprana”, this large urban space is closed between the Palace, the Stable and other noble buildings, representing the symbolic place of power for Leonforte: first for the Branciforti and then the Li Leggi tutto >> The Stable Horses are at the center of everything: this is the only way to understand the meaning of this architecture in the heart of the town, it was not only used to rest the animals of those coming and going to the palace, but was also Leggi tutto >> Porta Garibaldi The surrounding wall that defended the village from the 17th century plague has four gates: Porta Crocifisso to the east, Porta San Rocco to the west, Porta San Filippo or “Pipituna” to the north and Porta Palermo to the south r Leggi tutto >> Maria del Carmelo Church Probably dating back to before the founding of the city in 1651, it was restored and expanded by Prince Nicolò Placido Branciforti. In 1785, threatened by the danger of collapse, it was rebuilt by the Capuchin friars of the Thir Leggi tutto >> Nymph Fountain It was fed by the waters of Mount Tavi, and was designed to celebrate the myth of the river god Crysa. It was made by Prince Branciforte looking to achieve something similar to Pope Paolo V in Rome. In Baroque style it is charac Leggi tutto >> Palazzo Branciforti If you will, it is the center of the whole urban system commissioned by the founder Prince N. Placido Branciforti. Built in the span of fifty years with the use of craftsmen from Rome and Palermo, it was built under the directio Leggi tutto >> Piazza Carella The square, which together with the IV November was called “U chianu a scola” (the plan of the school) for its functions of equestrian exercises, named after the palace. 18th century and with a large ashlar front in the lower ar Leggi tutto >> Piazza IV November Along with Piazza Carella it constituted “U chianu”. Flowerbeds with seats and palm trees border it. In the center is place the Monument to the Fallen of the First World War built in 1932.        

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Villa Bonsignore

Built in the second half of the 19th century by the Li Destri Counts, it was the summer residence of the noble family. Recently restored, cultural activities will be hosted inside. The large Italian garden was very interesting,

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Chiesa Madre 1 - Fine Art Produzioni Main Church – San Giovanni Battista

Built on the ruins of a pre-existing small church dedicated to the same Saint, it was commissioned by Princess Caterina. Initiated in 1611, the work (entrusted to the Roman architect Alberto Bernarini). It continued until 1659 a

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Convento dei cappuccini 10 - Fine Art Produzioni Capuchin Convent and Church

In order to thank and support the Friars Minor Capuchin Order of St. for their lavish support of the plague victims of 1624-25, Prince N. Placido Branciforte built the convent that boasted thirty cells and a library increased wi

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Castello di Tavi 4 - Fine Art Produzioni Ruins of Tavi Castle

Not far from the village you can see the ruins of the Tavi Castle, known to locals as “u Castiddazzu”. It likely was a stronghold of Byzantine origin, which was then reused by the Arabs, later by the Normans and became the seat

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Piazza Margherita

It was commissioned by the first prince to maintain have a vivid memory of the Quattro Canti of Palermo. He himself inaugurated it in 1625, and when he was made magistrate of the city, it formed the market square since it faced

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Convento S. Maria di l'Artisina-foto di Calogero Gulino, Azienda Foreste Demaniali di Enna Convent of St. Mary “The Artist” called “Cummintazzu” (in the Reserve)

In the forest reserve and talked about elsewhere, you must know that encountering these buildings related to the Middle Ages is worth the hike. The forest is attached to the state property of the city of Nicosia was inhabited by

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Grand Garden

Botanical Garden or Grand Garden: this Eden was commissioned by Prince Branciforti and no story or documents remain to testify, beyond any architectural trace such as the door that gives it access. The structure, near Porta Gari

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