RAVANUSA

 

Ravanusa, 320m a.s.l. and some 16,000 inhabitants, is a city in the province of Agrigento. It was taken by the Normans and successively ruled by Lords Palmieris, Tagliavias, Crescenzios and Bonannos.

The cityís major attractions are the Mother Church dedicated to St. Jacob Apostle, and the 1800ís Palazzo Silliti. Excavations at the Saraceno Mount (398m), close to the city, have brought to light an indigenous settlement of protohistoric origin, developed on three levels and consisting of ruins of two dwellings and rooms served for Demetra worshipping practices.