farming town of about 4,600 is located in the Trapani province;
its territory comprises the Monte Sparagio, rising over 1,100m,
where a lush area known as the Bosco di Giacalamaro has evolved.
town was founded in the late-1700s; it currently comprises several
administrative divisions and an old centre developed on two orthogonal
axis around the central Santuario della Madonna di Custonaci.
city economy primarily relies on the marble mining and processing.
Its Perlato di Sicilia, avorio venato and fiorito, libeccio antico
and bottoncino marble types are worldwide famous.
with a beautiful, unspoilt shore, Custonaci is an attractive destination
for summer tourists. Particularly attractive are the seaside resorts
of Cornino and Cala Buguto, the former being a lovely fishing village
overshadowed by the Cofano Mount. From the coast, a trail facing
the mount, winds its way past the 1500’s Torre di San Giovanni
di Cofano and the Piana di Frassino-Tuono. Two other trails, known
as the Scaletta di Frassino and Scaletta di Maruzza, climb up the
summit of the mount, skirting two impressive gorges and a splendid
coastline is embellished with various grottoes and caves, among
which are the Grotta Rumena and the Grotta Miceli, renowned for
both their naturalistic charm and prehistoric relics.
Mangiapane – with a nice courtyard where every year in Christmas
a Living Nativity is set up, the deep Maria di Custonaci, the Buffa,
the Crocifisso and the Mandorle grottoes are also noteworthy.
host of old farms and villas with their typical inner courtyards
known as baglio are scattered across the area testifying to its
old agricultural roots. The Baglio Cofano, within the Riserva Monte
Cofano, and the large Baglio Mangiapane, are especially worth-seeing.
Santuario di Maria SS. di Custonaci has been a major goal of pilgrimages
for many centuries. This, erected on an old chapel, was built in
different epochs hence combining different styles and features spanning
the Gothic, the Romanesque and the Renaissance. Portrayed on a painting
of the 15th century is a fine Madonna.
Campobello Di Mazara
Castellammare Del Golfo
Mazara Del Vallo
San Vito Lo Capo
Saline Dello Stagnone
Isola Di Formica
Cave Di Cusa
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