The island of Sicily is one of the most pleasant and lively resorts in the world, and as such it attracts every year crowds of young groups of visitors, families with children, loving couples and in fact, anyone who knows how to enjoy the good life – excellent restaurants, excellent wines, breathtaking views, pleasant and countless hiking trails sites and attractions that will be enjoyed by both young and old.
Among the great attractions that the island offers to its visitors, you will find plenty of museums, history, and heritage sites that tell about the fascinating past of the island, shopping centers and markets, traditional fishing villages, and much more. If you are among history buffs or just have an affinity for different religions and cultures, the Church of San Nicolo is a must-stop during your visit to the area.
The Church of San Nicolo is a magnificently beautiful church that is considered one of the most important historical and religious sites in this area of Sicily and dates back to the 13th century AD. From these days until the end of the 17th century AD, it boasted Byzantine-style paintings and decorations that characterize other buildings from that period.
Since then, the church building has undergone many changes due to extensive renovation works, as a result of which the design elements characteristic of the 18th century AD are observed today, including wood carvings, wide columns, magnificent windows, wall paintings, and more.
To this day, the ancient church is used as a religious center for Catholic worship and in fact, it is the tallest and largest Catholic church in the whole of Sicily in addition to a tour and an impression of the special structure, it is recommended to climb to the highest point where a spectacular panoramic view can be seen. In addition to these, you should visit the Fallen Memorial dedicated to those who fell in World War II.
Finally, another interesting fact about the church – if the building looks familiar to you, you are not wrong – this is the building outside of which some of the most famous scenes from the immortal movie “The Godfather” filmed in 1970 were filmed.