Vicari


Vicari is situated in the Vallo di Mazara, in an agricultural area which is important for the cultivation of grain, almonds, grapes and olives. It is precisely on account of its position that over the centuries the small town has been at the centre of various disputes over control of the territory, just as there have been many peoples (Greeks, Arabs, Romans and Normans) who settled in the area and who have left an extraordinary variety of art and architecture

First of all we could mention the Cuba araba (Arabic aedicule) also known as the Cuba di Ciprigna, a stone cupola which rests on four ogive arches facing the cardinal points, probably used as a cistern. Something of great interest is the Mother Church consecrated to Saint George, dating from the Norman period. It still contains a good part of the original furnishings in addition to a beautiful painting on canvas dedicated to Saint Rosaly. The Castle which overlooks the town from the top of a cliff 700 metres high is worth visiting for an enthralling experience. Originally built by the Romans, the fortress was rebuilt in 1300 by the Chiaramonte family. Today the few remains consist of the embattled walls, the tower of the windmill, the porta fausa (central tower with hidden or false door) and the cisterns.
Vicari is also known for wood working. In February and March the famous Almond Blossom Festival takes place.

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What to see


The Mother Church of San Giorgio Martire

The Mother Church of San Giorgio Martire

Cuba of Caprigna

Cuba of Caprigna

Church of San Marco

Church of San Marco

The Castle

The Castle


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