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Prizzi is a small municipality in the province of Palermo, Sicily.

Located in the heart of the Madonie Mountains, it is known for its beautiful landscape and historical architecture. The town is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, making it a popular place for agriculture and animals farm. The most famous monuments include the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Ventimiglia Castle and the Church of San Giovanni Battista.

The city is known for its numerous festivals throughout the year, including the Feast of St Joseph and the Prizzi Carnival. But it is thanks to the Easter festivities that Prizzi has become famous, specifically with U ballu di Diavuli Fest, which takes place on Easter Sunday. Myth, folklore and Christianity come together on this day, when the town wakes up with the figures of two devils and another one representing death, the protagonists of the Dance of the Devils that takes place in the various districts. According to tradition, there are two important moments: a religious one, where the Virgin Mary meets the resurrected Christ to symbolise the rebirth of Jesus, and a pagan moment, where the devils are defeated by the angels, testifying good triumphing over evil.

Prizzi is also known for its typical local products, including excellent cheeses, cacio cavallo, pecorino, canestrato, fresh and salted ricotta cheese, mushrooms, olive oil, oregano. And also Sicilian cannoli, sfinge, pignolate, buccellati, cannateddi. Last but not least, the local wines made from inzolia and catarratto grapes.

 

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