The noble and ancient town gives the impression that the stones have been forged with the help of the wind and bizarre deity creators. Indeed, nearby, in an area called “The Santoni”, there is a rocky complex dedicated to the worship of goddess Cibele, eastern Phrygian deity identified with the Great Mother.
On top of the city you will find the archaeological area of Akrai, founded by the people from Siracuse in 664 BC; there are also a small Greek theater (that hosts classical performances) and other remains of places of worship, tombs, quarries and a decumanus.
Starting from Piazza del Popolo you will be fascinated by the immensity of the church of San Sebastiano, rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake; the impressive staircase adds charm to the façade which was built in three orders. During the festival, people cook the cudduri, typical bread bagels with a bay leaf. The Town Hall dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century and it was built in neoclassical and Liberty style.