Discovering the most famous tourist destinations in Sicily, nearby our historic residence
Relaxing on holiday, does not exclude finding time for a walk to discover the places nearby the hotel. Corleone, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sicily, is located about 25 kilometres from Abbazia Santa Maria del Bosco, our historic residence. A country made known by the sad events related to the Mafia, as well as some scenes from the film “The Godfather”. But the true essence of Corleone’s beauty goes beyond the clichés associated with its name. Defined by Charles the 5th as “animosa civitas”, Corleone is rich in history. A millenary history testified by the archaeological findings of the ancient inhabitants of Sicily, the Sicani and the Elimi. Bulwark of Corleone’s history is the feats of Garibaldi, who pretended to attack the town, instead marched against Palermo conquering it. The local landscape offered by the wood in Ficuzza is also noteworthy, built as late as 1700 by Ferdinand of Bourbon. Take advantage of your stay in our relais in Sicily to discover the secrets of Corleone.