Buscemi ( Italian pronunciation: ) is a town and [buʃˈʃeːmi] of 1,150 inhabitants in the comune Province of Syracuse, Sicily ( Italy).
It is 52 kilometres (32 mi) west of
Syracuse, in the Hyblaean Mountains, precisely on the mountain of Vinnitti, 783 metres (2,569 ft) above sea level; the river Anapo crosses the communal territory. The closest municipalities are Buccheri and Palazzolo Acreide.
History [ edit ]
The town was founded during the
Emirate of Sicily, although the area was settled during the Bronze Age. The Ancient Greek colony of Casmene was located in the modern communal territory of Buscemi.
Buscemi was completely destroyed in the
1693 earthquake, and was later rebuilt. Baronial families who held Buscemi include the Ventimiglia and Requisenz, who had a castle whose remains are at the entrance of the town.
Gallery [ edit ]
Church of St. Anthony of Padua
The castle Requisenz seen at sunset
Byzantine rock church of St. Peter
The primarily of ento-anthropological museum in Buscemi
The Great fountain, also known as
the three fountains ( I tri funtani)
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