720m a.s.l. and totalling about 3.000 inhabitants, is located in
the province of Caltanissetta. The Baron Della Scala, intending
to populate the Marchi’s feudal estate, founded the earliest
settlement here in the beginning of the 18th century. The city is
especially renowned for its Museum and archaeological sites.
The Archaeological Museum is divided into four rooms displaying
relics of prehistoric origin coming from Monte Castellazzo, Balate
and the necropolis of Valle Oscura. The archaeological area of Monte
Castellazzo hosts a prehistoric necropolis dating from the Copper
Age, and an acropolis, where excavations have unearthed defensive
walls and a settlement dating from between the 4th and the 3rd century
BC. Fragments of defensive walls and an acropolis were brought to
light in the Monte Balate district. In the Valle Oscura, finally,
an archaic necropolis was discovered.
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