Castelbuono owes its origins to the Ventimiglia family, lords of Geraci County, that decided at the beginning of 1300 to build a castle on the hill overlooking the ancient byzantine village of "Ypsigro". Near the sea, Castlbuono grew up in the Madonie foothills, on a pleasant valley inhabited since Neolithic age and rich in greek, roman, arab and byzantine remains. In 1316 Francesco I dei Ventimiglia, count of Geraci and relative of Frederik II, built here a castle. This promoted the growth of the settlement which just 150 years later will be considered the most lively center among Ventimiglia possessions.

Adjacent municipalities
Cefalù, Geraci Siculo, Isnello, Petralia Sottana, Pollina, San Mauro Castelverde
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