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The Village

Castelbuono owes its origins to the family of Ventimiglia, Inhabitants of the county of Geraci, who, in early 1300, decided to build a castle on the hill where the old Byzantine house "Ypsigro" lies. A few kilometers from the sea, Castelbuono developed at the foot of the Madonie in a pleasant valley inhabited already in the Neolithic and full of reminders of the previous Greek, Roman, Arab and Byzantine settlers. In 1316 Francis I of Ventimiglia, recorded that Geraci and relatives of Frederick II, were to build a castle. This encouraged the growth of the settlement which only 150 years later came to be considered the center of the most vibrant heritage of Ventimiglia.


  • Medieval historic center of Castelbuono (400 mt)
  • Madonie Park (8 km)
  • Pollina (14 Km)
  • Cefalù (16 Km)
  • Gibilmanna (17 Km)
  • Equipped beaches of Salinelle (Lascari) and Cefalù, beach of Finale di Pollina (about 24 Km)
  • International standard Golf club 18-holes (24 Km)
  • Termini Imerese boarding ( 55 Km)
  • Palermo ( 96 Km)
  • Palermo Airport "Falcone e Borsellino"  (120 Km)
  • Piazza Armerina (151 Km)
  • Agrigento Valle dei Templi (174 Km)
  • Catania Airport "Fontanarossa"  (198 Km)
  • Taormina (208 Km)