Triòcala, Kalat al-Ballut, Caltabellotta
Caltabellotta stands on a site in which major archaeological finds bear witness to existence of a very ancient Sican town, which is alleged to have been Camico. The latter having disappeared among the mists of history, a new town rose to take up its heritage: Triòcala, refferred to by Philistus at the end of the 5th century B.C.
At the time of the second slave’s war (103-99 B.C.), Triòcala was an armed stronghold of the slaves who rebelled under the leadership of Tryphon. It was devastated by the romans but later came to life again. It was a town at the time of Cicero and Pliny. It was a the see of a bishop (St. pellegrino) from the secon half of the 1st century at least until 787, and a centre of a byzantine life.
Destroyed by the Arabs, it was rebuilt by them on the original Sican acropolis with the name Kalat al-Ballut and in the Islamic epoch it was an area of fertile lands, guarded by a solid fort, but also a place of unrest.
The Normans took it in 1090, and rebuilt the castle and built churches and monasteries, making the town an important fortified place.
Here in 1302 the famous treaty was signed between Charles of Anjou and Frederick 3rd of Aragona, ending the first phase of the Vesper War
If you want to know more , visit places rich in history and legends , to be fascinated by fantastic views, visit Caltabellotta with us , you may marvel!
The journey takes approximately 4 hours , and is organized throughout the country of Caltabellotta.
At the end of the day, guide and participants can try out typical Caltabellotta products, proposed and revisited by chef Giuseppe, at restaurant Le Querce.
The Price is per 1 person , in case of major groups to 4 persons , the price will undergo major changes.