Butera is a town of some 6,000 located
in the province of Caltanissetta. It nestles in a rocky area crossed
by a broad valley that the Comunelli creek has eroded over times.
The city offers a fine panoramic view of the Erei Mountains, the
Etna Volcano and the Madonie Mountains.
The earliest settlement in the area
likely dates from the Prehistory. The subsequent Hellenic colonization,
by hand of the neighboring Gela, is attested to by necropolises
discovered in the city surroundings. The city was then conquered
by the Arabs and the Normans of Count Roger. In the 14th century,
Butera came under the Santapau family’s rule. One of its members,
Ambrogio, became the Prince of the city.
The tour of the town includes the
Mother Church, dedicated to Saint Thomas and renowned for a work
of art by Filippo Paladino, and the 11th century Castle, reduced
to a poor condition, and only retaining a rectangular tower with
two-light windows and sections of the outer walls.
Santa Caterina Villarmosa
Torre di Manfria
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