Alimena

Situated at the bottom of mount Balza d´Areddula (1007 masl), in the southern part of Madonie mountain region, Alimena is in fact the real southern entrance to the park: it is, indeed, situated on the road from Caltanisetta or Catania to the park municipalities such as Bompietro, Blufi, Gangi, Geraci Siculo and Petralia Soprana and Sottana.

Alimena origins were bound to agricultural activities during 1600, because the first dwellings were build thanks to Pietro Alimena and his successor, the marquis Antonio Alimena, who obtained from Philip IV of Spain the "Licentia Populandi" right, which represents the privilege to populate a fief.

Nowdays, municipality countrysides are based on a modest agricoltural economy, producing corn, almonds, fava beans, olives, grapes and wine.


Adjacent municipalities
Blufi, Bompietro, Gangi, Petralia Soprana, Petralia Sottana, Resuttano (CL), Santa Caterina Villarmosa (CL), Villarosa (EN)
  • Unione Europea
  • Repubblica Italiana
  • Regione Sicilia
  • Po Fesr
  • Madonie