|The town of Bompietro
Tourism in Bompietro
Bompietro is a little village which rises among spectacular south-eastern Madonie at the foot of two Petralia (Petralia Soprana and Petralia Sottana).
Its origin dates back to the XVII century and it was founded on the territory of an old country-house which belonged to Petralia Sottana.
Mild climate contributed in decisive way to quick population of the village. Many inhabitants of Petralia sought shelter from severe winter of their town into indulgent Bompietro.
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Beautiful landscape, framed by flourishing mounts rich of waters and woods that in winter are outlined by white snow and by green valleys in which are cultivated cereals and vines, makes the village a yearned destination for tourists who want to rediscover the natural world and an existence more close to human scale.
This is possible at Bompietro thanks to particular hospitality of its inhabitants who are a good host since for them as well as for ancient Greeks hospitality is a sacred thing.
Town-planning goes with environmental context, while simple architecture finds its only exceptions in the Cathedral Church and in the splendid Gangi Palace.
Bompietro has a characteristic hamlet, Locati, that once housed a prison. They were just prisoners' relatives who, to be more close to their relatives, established on that seat reclaimed territory and made it that little jewel of Nature which is now.