Regalbuto stands at 520m a.s.l.
It belongs to the Enna province and has a total population of about
8,200. The town has grown around an hamlet of Arab origin in the
Monte district. Discoveries at the site include the old Saracino
With its medieval look and numerous
attractive religious and secular buildings, Regalbuto draws many
tourists every year.
First is the Chiesa Madre dedicated
to San Basilio. Built on the site of a 1500’s building, it
was completed in the second half of the 18th century. It has a Baroque
façade with a pyramidal bell-tower. Inside, there is a single
nave with a double greek-cross design. Above the transepts are two
cupolas of different size. Here are a tall and precious altar dedicated
to San Vito complete with a 1700’s statue of the saint and
1600’s paintings depicting the Station of the Cross.
The 1400’s Chiesa della Santissima
Maria della Croce has a latin-cross plan divided into three naves
with three major apses. It has been declared a National Monument.
Finally, there are the Chiesa di
Maria Santissima delle Grazie, with its Baroque façade and
ornamented with precious stuccoes, and the 1500’s Chiesa di
Sant’Agostino in San Giovanni Battista preserving a fine painting
portraying the Baptist Decollation.
Regalbuto also accomodates numerous
aristocratic buildings such as the 1700’s Palazzo Citelli-Fascaro,
Palazzo Falcone, the Liberty-style Palazzo Campagnini, the Palazzo
Municipale and Palazzo Carchiolo, all situated in the old Christian
In the city environs are sites of
naturalistic interest like the Pozzillo district, one of the largest
man-made lakes in all Europe, fed by the Salso river waters, that
offers a range of opportunities, from the trout fishing to sporting
Finally, are the Monte Mascari,
863m tall, north of the lake, and, still in the lake vicinity, the
Salici Mount rising to 1,442m.
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