Alcamo The Essential
This town is important for literary and wine enthusiasts alike. Alcamo was the birthplace of the 13C poet Cielo d'Alcamo, whose Rosa Fresca Aulentissima (The Fresh Fragrant Rose) was one of the earliest texts to be written in Italian. The town is also renowned for its excellent dry white wine, which is named after the town. Situated 11km from Castellammare del Golfo, Alcamo is worth a visit for its fine castle and churches decorated by the Gagini and Serpotta families.