Piazza Peculio

This square is named after a granary (peculio frumentario) where local inhabitants could buy wheat for a modest sum. The arch on the viewing terrace behind the Monte di Pietà is believed to come from a synagogue in what was probably the Jewish quarter of Castroreale. The church on the square, Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore, which has a bell tower and was badly damaged by the 1978 earthquake.

Useful information

Address:

Piazza Peculio, 98053 Castroreale

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