Our third day in Alcamo was devoted to exploring the city, and visiting some of its main attractions. Located just off of Piazza Ciullo, the Museum of Contemporary Art is a fun way to spend part of your day. It is small, so it won’t even take an hour to visit, but it was enjoyable, and both Susan and I were glad that we took the time to see it.Il Castello dei Conti di Modica is one of the city’s main attractions. It houses a museum, and entering it is like taking a trip back in time. Inside of the Castle, there is an exhibit on the art of puppetry.Near the Arab Fountain, there is a walkway which leads downhill to a lovely church.The now abandoned Chiesa di Santa Maria della Stella was once the main church of Alcamo, and dates back to 1313.The Casa & Torre De Ballis was built in the 16th century.The Chiesa della Annunziata is Alcamo’s destroyed church. Even though it was not possible to go inside and explore the site, we were able to see a bit of it from the gates.
Next up: a visit to Monreale!
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