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Giardinello

Giardinello
Photo © Municipality of Giardinello
 

Photo © Municipality of Giardinello
Tomba del Gigante

Giardinello (Zip Code 90040) is 160 km. distant from Agrigento, 169 km. from Caltanissetta, 276 km. from Catania, 188 km. from Enna, 286 km. from Messina, 27 km. from Palermo, which province it belongs to, 310 km. from Ragusa, 327 km. Siracusa, 62 km. from Trapani.

The municipality has 1.841 inhabitants and an area of 1.249 hectares for a density of population of 147 km. inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises on a hilly area and is placed 220 metres above sea-level.

The Town Hall is in via Vittorio Emanuele n. 55, tel. ++39 091-8784003 fax. ++39 091-8784264.

Photo © Municipality of Giardinello
Casa del Guardiano

In the agricultural field there are grapes, olives and dairying products, above all the typical cheese caciocavallo (very savoury oblong-shaped cheese).

There are many citrus orchards that are at basis of Giardinello's economy.

The name of Giardinello surely has agricultural origin and means small citrus orchard because in Sicily they are called "gardens".  

The very small town rose as a feudal village in the early of the 1700 at the foot of St. Martino's mountains and was peopled by the inhabitants of the near Partinico that was really a town.  

Photo © Edizioni Leopardi
Cafe House

Among its monuments there are the Tomba del Gigante (The Grave of the Giant) and the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Mercede (Madonna of the Mercy).

It is important to visit the archaeological reserve of Monte Castellaccio in Sagona's area.