Situated among the rocky hills of the Belice riverís upper basin, Corleone once was an Arabian fortress, and it went through the same historical events as the other towns on this side of the island. Dramatically dominated by the Castello Soprano and Castello Sottano rocks, where the Saracen tower and the Convent of the Friars Minors lie, it used to be a French military garrison. The town is rich in churches and palaces, such as the Mother church, the baroque Church of San Domenico, featuring a beautiful organ, and the XIV century church of San Pietro. One of the most remarkable XIX century buildings in Corleone, Palazzo Provenzano, houses a very interesting Civic Museum.
The artistic heritage isnít Corleoneís only attraction: nature and landscapes in its surroundings are amazing, especially the circle of limestone rocks encompassing the outstanding Montagna Vecchia plateau, the Drago gorges and the Due rocce falls. In the surroundings, the Ficuzza wood is well worth a visit.
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laluna (261) 2005-10-08 16:04
Hi Marjan, timely post! I wanted to visit here, but didn't have a chance...thank you for posting, and a very well done note. I think your photo captures the feeling of the town's location very well. Best Regards, linda
janmagneeriksen (246) 2005-10-08 16:20
Wow, Thanks for sharing this photo of Corleone. Very nice perspective. I think of the movie, "Godfather" and the books by Mario Puzo.
Polonaise (5802) 2006-02-27 13:08
So, that's where all that Vito Corleone stuff started.
I have the feeling like you've just gited me with something very close to my heart.
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