Time in Burgio, an ancient Sicilian village, seems to have stopped

Perched on a mountainside, near Sciacca (Agrigento), Burgio blends together Arab and medieval streets, more than one hundred stone gates, bronze bells and craft shops, stained glasses, ancient majolica, works of art and last but not least, its majestic castle.

castello di Burgio - ph. P. Spoto

Castle – ph. P. Spoto

We can discover its great tradition and history right through its various craft activities mostly linked to the artistic ceramics and to the Foundry Campane Virgadamo (bells factory).

ceramiche di Burgio - ph. P. Spoto

ceramics – ph. P. Spoto

Its beautiful artistic ceramics, decorated with rich, floral and ornithological motifs, impresses us with its green and sand chromatic notes.

ceramiche di Burgio - ph. P. Spoto

ceramics – ph. P. Spoto

The production of bells in Burgio dates back to 1500; the only foundry been running since then is the one of Virgadamo family.

Their manufacturing process is still faithful to tradition and they are the only bell foundry in southern Italy.

campane Burgio - ph. Fonderia Virgadamo

bells – ph. Fonderia Virgadamo

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