Favara
The Essential
Founded by the Arabs, this small town 12km east of Agrigento was for many years ruled over by the powerful Chiaramonte family, who oversaw the building of its imposing and well-restored medieval castle. The Chiesa Madre (literally the "Mother Church" ie main church of the town) on Piazza dei Vespri boasts an attractive façade and a dome supported by a drum with arches.