The city of Alessandria della Rocca is located in the Agrigento province. It was founded in the late 1500s, formerly named Alessandria della Pietra. It derives its current name from a shrine dedicated to the Virgin of the Rocca standing nearby. It offers such renowned attractions as the Church of the Carmine and, attached to it, the Convent of the Carmelitan Fathers, the 1600ís Church of Maria del Pilar, the 1700ís Church of the Immacolata (or of the Virgin) and, adjacent, the Convento dei Padri Minori Riformati.