RAFFADALI

 

Raffadali, 420m asl and some 14,000 inhabitants, is in the province of Agrigento, in a dominant position over the Drago Valley. It is a mainly agricultural centre with developed commercial businesses as well. In the 11th century, still an hamlet called Rahal, it was ceded to the noble Montapertos, who possessed it until the abolishment of the Feudalism. Several folkloristic events are much awaited in town. Among these are the Carnival and Easterís Day.

Several sites of naturalistic and archaeological interest stand in the city environs, notably in the mounts Guastanella(602m), Giafaglione (674m), Banco (526m) and Grotticelle (636m).

The cityís most attractive building is the Chiesa Madre, dedicated to the Madonna degli Infermi.