The Essential
The name almost instantly conjures up the picture of the blood oranges for which the region is famous. It was also a major political and religious centre, if we are to believe the legend, according to which the Palici gods, whom they worshipped, were born out of the continually bubbling sulphurous waters of the small Lake of Naftia, near to which a temple stands. Nowadays the lake is hidden by installations used to collect the natural gas for industrial purposes.