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Menfi

Menfi is a popular resort in the south-east of Agrigento. There are about 14 000 citizens there. Besides tourism the citizens are involved in growing oranges and other kinds of fruit. The traditional fishing has been changed for sheep breeding. Agriculture is highly developed. Many farms near Menfi are used as villas for agrotourism.

There are some monuments of different epochs in Menfi. The historical part of the town was built by the Spanish aristocrat Diego Talyavia Aragona in the 17th century. The main places of interest and the symbols of the resort are the ruins of the Spanish castle and the tower called Torre di Borghetto with picturesque frescoes inside. The Inico Region is situated not far from Menfi on the Montagnioli Hills. It belonged to Ancient Greeks in the past. There are the remains of ancient Greek fortifications and the ruins of the Acropolis. Besides mentioned above tourists can visit the Church of the Virgin of the 18th century, the Church of Jesus and Mary of the 18th century and the Palazzo Pignatelli.

Not far from Menfi, e.g. 9 km away from it to the south-west there is located a small village of Porto Palo, which has a wonderful beach. Fishery is also well developed in Porto Palo and that is why tourists can taste different fresh sea foodstuffs here every day. The famous resort Sciacca is located 20 km away to the south-east of Porto Palo. You can get there via the Highway SS 115.

If you want to stay in Menfi you can rent a room in a hotel or apartments, a villa or a place in a camping-site. The most convenient way to get there is from Trapani (80 km along the Highway SS 115). There is a small airport San Vincenzo Florio in Trapani, which provides regular flights to Rome and Milan.

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