Porto Palo di Menfi, Sicily
Porto Palo di Menfi is a little fishermen's village in the province of Agrigento, located in a singularly beautiful area of western Sicily which has an atmosphere and charm all of its own. Porto Palo is situated in a part of Sicily which is undeniably one of the richest archaeological areas in Italy.
Here are some examples:
- Agrigento with its Valley of the Temples;
- Selinunte with the largest archaeological park in Europe;
- Segesta with its temple, amphitheatre, and acropolis;
- Eraclea Minoa with the ruins of the VI century BC Greek city;
- The Cusa Quarries, mines which were indispensable for the building of Selinunte;
- The Island of Mothia, an ancient Phoenician colony of the VIII century BC;
- Erice, an extraordinarily beautiful medieval town;
- Sciacca, with its hand-made ceramics and the well-known international Spa, which is only 12 kms away.
Porto Palo extends along the coast in the borough of Menfi, an area important for its fishing, agriculture, local culture and traditions. This abundant land, characterised by alternating plains and hills, which slopes down harmoniously to a 10km long white sandy beach, is swept by the African winds which form the natural phenomenon of the dunes (hence the name of the Resort) that reach inland for hundreds of metres from the beach.