ALCAMO – Day Three

DSCN9662.JPGOur third day in Alcamo was devoted to exploring the city, and visiting some of its main attractions.  DSCN9666DSCN9667DSCN9669DSCN9672Located 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.DSCN9686DSCN9688DSCN9691DSCN9685DSCN9694DSCN9696Il 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.  DSCN9695DSCN9698DSCN9699Inside of the Castle, there is an exhibit on the art of puppetry.DSCN9717DSCN9719DSCN9730DSCN9735DSCN9741DSCN9752DSCN9753DSCN9754DSCN9758DSCN9760DSCN9763DSCN9775DSCN9808DSCN9859DSCN9867DSCN9915DSCN9398Near the Arab Fountain, there is a walkway which leads downhill to a lovely church.DSCN9404DSCN9416DSCN9421DSCN9428DSCN9438DSCN9445The now abandoned Chiesa di Santa Maria della Stella was once the main church of Alcamo, and dates back to 1313.DSCN9449DSCN9462DSCN9500DSCN9523DSCN9534The Casa & Torre De Ballis was built in the 16th century.DSCN9562DSCN9564DSCN9594DSCN9598The 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.DSCN9599DSCN9920

 

Next up: a visit to Monreale!

 

Note: this blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations which may appear.

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