Geraci Siculo

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Geraci Siculo
4.5

4.5
58 reviews
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Gimmestad
Oslo, Norway15 contributions
Herregud!
Apr 2021 • Solo
Three of the three first reviews I read here are are very keen to underline that this is a town without tourists. My foot! We are all tourists in Sicilly, no more, no less. Why do we pretend that we are so darned exceptional? Come on!
Written 18 April 2021
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Janneke
Hoorn, The Netherlands54 contributions
Beautiful village, few amenities
Sep 2019 • Couples
Very beautiful (but steep!) village. Not so touristic and therefore great to see the authentic Sicilian life. However, we wouldn't recommend a prolonged stay because it has little amenities (there's no supermarket and few restaurants) and things to do and see are quite a drive away.
Written 20 September 2019
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Russell N
Redondo Beach, United States6 contributions
Sicilian Mountain Towns
May 2018 • Friends
Sicily is a marvelous place to visit, full of history, gorgeous landscapes, Greek and Roman treasures of every type. Sicily has some terrific and popular sites to visit. The most popular are well known tourist places such as Mount Etna, the most active volcano of Europe, towns such as Taormina, Cefalù, Palermo, Agrigento, Erice and many others. Here I want to talk about some roads less travelled. By this I mean some beautiful Sicilian mountain towns.

In 2002 a wonderful book came out by a New York Times travel writer, Theresa Maggio called “The Stone Boudoir.” The book tells the story of her travels through these towns, one of them, Geraci Siculo, is my hometown, which I left as a 12 year old, some 65 years ago. Other towns nearby are Polizzi Generosa, Petralia, Castelbuono, Sperlinga, Gangi, and many others. For this review I will limit it to Geraci Siculo, which I’ve now visited some 15 times in the last 40 years. Here you will see how a typical small town Sicilian lives. Geraci dates back to the Greek period which lasted some four hundred years BC; the name Geraci is from the Greek Jerax. Many of the structures are as early as the 7th century AD. There is a varied choice of places to stay. On our recent trip of May 2018, we stayed at a new B&B called B&B Porta Baciamano. A lovely well designed remodel of an old house, with three rooms, each with a separate entrance. We were provided with breakfast of many different pastries, as well as fruit, cheese and bread; not mention the spectacular view of the mountains from the balcony and windows.

There are other excellent places to stay. In the town Piazza, there is a convent, Collegio di Maria, that offers rooms for rent. Just down the street from the Piazza, on the main street in town, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 77 there is a new B&B which is on the second floor of a new beautiful gift shop called Notti o’tunn. Geraci now boasts of a wonderful new restaurant, Yerax, il bel Mangiare, where you will be dazzled by the local cuisine. We had lunch there and it was fabulous. You will not find any typical tourist sites but you will see a medieval style of living that you will see nowhere else.
Written 2 June 2018
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DrDJPS
Oviedo, FL272 contributions
My ancestors home
Aug 2014 • Friends
This is an example of a typical 'small, hilltop village' in Sicily. It is rugged with very little accommodations for visitors. The restaurants are few and far between. However, the views from the town are incredible!
Written 23 June 2015
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GiulianaStudioCity
Studio City70 contributions
Like a trip to the 19th Century
Oct 2013 • Couples
This is a small town in the middle of Sicily that has retained an old charm without touristy kitsch. Very little in the way of tourist infrastructure but the kind of place you'd like to stay a while. Great water. A nice place on its own but also good for a respite away from the hustle and turmoil of Palermo.
Written 6 July 2014
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klari2
Pittsburgh, PA7 contributions
Magical
I went to Palermo, Sicily because my family immigrated from there to the U.S. I am only the second generation here. Upon searching for Geraci's in Sicily near Palermo, I found the magical mountain town. I visited with my son and his wife, and we were truly mesmerized. The town is as it was when it was built; such beauty and simplicity with architecture that overwhelms. The air, the water, the people, the way of life is enviable. The views from the mountain and its homes are superb. I would love to go back to stay for a while.
Written 24 January 2010
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