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The urban center of Vizzini developed in the Middle Ages, exactly in the 13th century. It was in Vizzini that Giovanni Verga set many of his works. In this regard, in the Museum of the Verghian Imaginary you will find photos of the writer, photos that show the life of the past on the island.

The historic center and village of Cunziria

Walking through the village you can also admire the central square Umberto I, a beautiful staircase decorated with majolica, the Cathedral of San Gregorio of the fifteenth century, the Basilica of S. Giovanni Battista and the Church of Santa Maria di Gesù. Don’t miss the ricotta festival on 25 April that takes place in Vizzini every year .

Close to Vizzini is also located Cunzira , a charming ghost town of 1700 surrounded by prickly pears, where once skins were worked.

What to see in Vizzini - Salita Lucio Marineo, Vizzini
Climb Lucio Marineo – trolvag , CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Cunziria, Vizzini
Dafniprs , CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Ricotta Festival in Vizzini April 25th
Photo by Giorgio La Cognata, Google Maps

Typical products of Vizzini

In addition of course to ricotta, cold cuts and various cheeses, you can try typical sweets such as cassatella prepared with cinnamon and ricotta and nucatola , made up of almonds, cocoa, cinnamon, honey and cloves. These typical sweets can be found in the Amoroso Bar in Vizzini .

Curiosity about the neck: The shape of this cake recalls an angel, it was in fact a nun who created it and then donated it at Christmas to the orphans of Vizzini.

Vizzini is located in the province of Catania. Here you find what to eat in Catania and surroundings .

Here instead you find the typical Sicilian dishes in general.

Interactive map of Vizzini – Landmarks in purple

To locate yourself once in the area, click on the enlarge symbol at the top right of the map.

What to see in the surroundings

Here you find the most beautiful places to visit around Catania .

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