Polizzi Generosa a village situated in Palermo district, in Sicilia. It is part of the Madonie Park.
The first settlements in the area date back to the fourteenth century B.C. as evidenced by the numerous Punic and Roman archeological remains and the necropolis of the Hellenistic period. Many of these are kept in the Archaeological Museum which is located in the Town Hall.
In the old town centre of Polizzi Generosa there is the Church of the Carmine, with the painting of the Madonna del Carmine; The Gagliardo Palace of the XVI century; The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, also called Badia Nuova, built in 1500 holds the painting of the Four Archangels and several valuable sculptures. The Notarbartolo Palace dating back to 500 houses the Madonie Environmental Museum that shows the typical specimens of flora and fauna of the area. Next to this place there are the ruins of the castle.
The Mother Church dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta contains many works of art including the Flemish triptych on the main altar representing the Virgin and Child.
The Polizzi Generosa location allows you to easily visit the Natural Park of the Madonie with hiking, horseback or bicycle trips. Many of the routes and the trails are equipped and marked and you can visit caves and geological areas in summer, while in winter you can follow most challenging itinieraries at high altitude. You can practice skiing and mountaineering. Among the most important destinations there are Vallone Madonna degli Angeli, the Piano Pomo, the Piano Battaglia, the shrine of Madonna dell’Alto, the Gorges of Tiberius.