Licata, Province of Agrigento, Sicilia
- Altitude: 8 m a.s.l
- Population: about 34,000 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 92027
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0922
- Patron Saint: St. Angelo, celebrated on 5 May
- Frazioni & Localities: Mollarella, Torre di Gaffe
Provinces of Sicily
After the decay following the fall of the Roman empire, the town rose again to some importance in the medieval period, though in 1553 suffered a disastrous occupation by the Turks.
Ever since the 18th century, the town began to prosper again thanks to its commercial port and the development of the sulfur refinery industries. Licata was an Allied landing point during the 1943 World War II invasion of Sicily.
What to see
- The church of Carmine, with attached convent, renovated in 1748 on a project by architect Giovanni Biagio Amico (1684-1754) but existing surely since the 13th century, as shown by the ancient parts in the convent. Inside, ten medallions by Domenico Provenzani da Palma di Montechiaro, representing scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Especially impressive is also the 16th century cloister.
- The Museo Archeologico della Badia
- The church of Sant'Angelo, preserving a silver urn with the relics of the town's Patron Saint.
- fine villas in the luxuriant liberty style of the early 20th century in the Monserrato district.
Where to stay
- Agritourism, Bed & Breakfast and Hotels in Licata, divided by category and with contact details.