is a city of about 7,200 inhabitants at 586 m a.s.l. The Mother
Church, featuring a striking contrast between its lava black columns
and its white walls, and finely decorated arches and windows, is
the most interesting building in town.
shrine dedicated to the three brothers and martyrs Saints Alfio,
Benedetto and Cirino, who, according to tradition, stopped in Trecastagni
on their way to Lentini, is also worth-seeing. The edifice is richly
furnished and contains a precious 1600’s silver chalice. A
feast in honour of the three martyrs and patron saints, drawing
thousands of devotees, is celebrated every year on 9-10 May, the
highlight coming with the “Svilata”, that is when the
chapel guarding the effigies of the saints is open, and with a horse
the minor churches, a mention must go to the Anime del Purgatorio’s.