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Last Updated on 31 May 2024


Aragona was founded in 1606 by Count Naselli, who called it Aragona in honor of his mother Beatrice of Aragon. The town is located in the Sicilian hinterland best known for its maccalubes and for having the highest emigration rate in Italy.

The maccalube are mud volcanoes that in Roman times were even used for rheumatic and beauty treatments. Today a nature reserve has been established here but it has been closed to the public since 2014 , after the deaths of 2 children and their father, overwhelmed by a sudden eruption of mud more than 20 meters high.

What to see in Aragon

At the bottom of the page you will find a map with the most beautiful monuments, namely Umberto Square and churches .

To complete the visit of Aragon, a typical lunch is recommended at a beautiful farmhouse in the midst of nature, among almond trees and with a beautiful view of the surrounding hills, The Almond Park. There is also a play area for children and some animals such as rabbits, geese, goats and ponies.

What to see in Aragona - Almond Park, Aragona
Almond Park, Aragon

Interactive map of Aragon – Points of interest in purple

Typical dishes

Here you find the typical products of the province of Agrigento of which Aragona is part.

Here instead i typical Sicilian dishes.

What to see around Aragon

Aragona is part of the province of Agrigento, here are listed the places to visit ad Agrigento and surroundings .

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