city of Buscemi, belonging to the Siracusa province, totals about
1,300 inhabitants. The historical records about this small town
go back to the Arab domination referring to the construction of
a fortification. The town’s old Arab name Qal’at Abi
Samah was successively changed to Buxema, Bussema and its present
1700’s Chiesa Madre, dedicated to San Giacomo, the Chiesa
di Sant’Antonio da Padova and the 1700’s Chiesa del
Carmine are worth a visit.
the city surroundings are spots of interest, such as the 1500’s
Santuario della Madonna del Bosco, a cave-church dedicated to St.
Peter lying near the Cava di Santa Rosalia, and the archaeological
site of Casmene, a Greek colony situated by the Casale Mount.
accommodates an interesting and unusual museum known as I Luoghi
del Lavoro Contadino, whose rooms are scattered throughout the town
centre. These eight rooms provide a picture of the life and work
of the Iblean people. They include the blacksmith’shop, the
oil-mill (where scenes of Lavia’s La Lupa were filmed), a
farmer’s and a laborer’s house, the shoemaker’s
and the carpenter’s shops, the millstone (where the pressing
of grape took place) and, next to this, a room accommodating a small
film-library. There visitors can enjoy the projection of a short
film on the activities of the past set into the different rooms
of the museum. The eighth room, located at Palazzolo Acreide, consists
of the water-mill (Mulino di S. Lucia). A small Museum of The Wheat
Grinding has been set up inside.
baroque monuments include the Chiesa Madre, with its fine façade,
the Chiesa di S. Antonio da Padova and the Chiesa di S. Sebastiano;
the quartiere contadino (meaning the ‘peasant quarter’)
with small and low stone-houses is worth-seeing.
Porto Palo di Capo Passero
Eremo San Corrado
Laghetti Di Avola
Marina Di Avola
Marina Di Noto
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