Caccamo The Essential
Caccamo, a pretty little town built on a rocky precipice, is thought to have been founded by the Phoenicians. It became an important stronghold during the Norman period, when its castle, the best preserved in Sicily, served as a meeting place for the Sicilian barons in league against King William I the Bad. In the 14C, the town became the domain of the Chiaramonte family, subsequently passing into the hands of other powerful Sicilian dynasties.
Spread over two levels, the square is