Niscemi reenters in the province of Caltanissetta,
to 332 meters on the level of the sea, developed on a reentrant
hill in the terminal part of the Erei Mountains and the slopes
of the Ibleis and with a western panorama on the valley of the
River Maroglio and the plain one of it Freezes. The city' he/she
understands around 27.000 inhabitants.
The urbanistic plant reveals him with a maze of roads that you/they
are intersected to chessboard and clear building reminescenze
risalenti to the XVII century.
The city historical past he is able' to reconstruct thanks to
the rests of the first installations risalenti to the culture
sicula and sicana and to the necropolis with the graves to tholos
and oven risalenti to the epoch of the Disueris - that is' the
XIII century A. C.
The age' modern town begins 1620 when the center was granted to
Joseph Branciforti. Few years after the noble it also got the
title of Prince of Niscemi.
From the naturalistic point of view, Niscemi must be remembered
for the presence of various woods as that of the "Sughereta"
- constituted from cork oaks, the various oaks and the wood of
the Castellana. To this last him league a legend in base to which
a shepherd he forwards' in such green oasis to the search of one
ox of his and it finds him/it knelt before to a source where a
veil of silk raffigurante the Madonna floated with the Bambin
Gesù.' Such event I bring' to the building of a Sanctuary
devoted to the Madonna. The party, always in honor of the Madonna,
and' effected every year at the end of August thanks to the job
of the Brotherhood of Maria SS. Of the Wood and it foresees sacred
celebrations, the various processions of the it Launches, competitions
and attends him Palio of the Horses.
Niscemi picks up various sacred and civil
monuments that deserve a careful visit, as the Mother Church entitled
Maria of the Odigitria and the eighteenth-century Church entitled
to the Our Lady of Sorrows to Saint