BOSCO DELLA FICUZZA

 

Ficuzza is an interesting site in the Palermo province, standing at 682m asl. It is most renowned for its 1800ís Casino di Caccia, a royal palace built at the request of King Ferdinand III; although not largest, the building bears an elegant and austere exterior with the Bourbonís coat-of-arms above. The palace faces onto a square bordered by buildings that were used as servants' quarters.

The resort comprises other sites of naturalistic interest, such as the neighboring Rocca Basumba mount and the Ficuzza wood, a major Sicilian green lung, and the so-called Gorgo del Drago, a green oasis where the river Frattina is especially worth-seeing.