SOLARINO

 

Solarino is a mainly agricultural centre standing at 165m asl in the province of Siracusa. It counts just over 7,000 inhabitants. First a barony, the town was probably founded by Giuseppe Antonio Requesenz, Prince of Pantelleria, in 1759.

It is laid out on a grid of orthogonal streets that still reveal some signs of the earliest settlement.

Its principal buildings are the Palazzo Requesenz Ė built some years before the town foundation, and the 1700ís Mother Church dedicated to St. Paul. In the city surrounding are sites of mainly naturalistic interest, like the Anapo Riverís, and a 1500ís farmhouse in the Contrada Cozzo Collura district, claiming archaeological importance since relics from the 2nd to the 4th century AD were there discovered.