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Licata is a nice city and commune in Italy, located more exactly within the Sicily region, in the province of Agrigento, at the mouth of the river Salso. The history of Licata goes back to 282 BCE, when the Phintias founded the city on the right bank of the aforementioned river. The historical center of Licata dates back to the Byzantine Empire. Licata started to significantly develop at the turn of the 20th century, becoming an important seaport and exporting center. According to the 2008 census, Licata has a total population of 39,202 residents and spans on a total area of 69 square miles (178 sq km). If a trip to Licata is coming up in the near future, here are some of the things you can do and see in this charming city.
Top Attractions within Licata
Monte Sant' Angelo is the place where archaeological remains of the ancient Greek city can be seen. These ruins are of great cultural and historical value, since they are so old. You will also see here a Spanish watch fort that was built in the 16th century.
Church of Santa Maria La Nova is one of the most important religious sites in Licata. The church dates back to the 15th century, but has known many renovations and restorations throughout the years. The church is home to the Black Christ's Chapel. Another religious site you could visit when in Licata is the Carmine, a 13th century church and convent,
Palazzo di Citta (The City Palace) is a beautiful structure in Licata, a great example of Sicilian architecture. The designer of the palace was Ernesto Basile.
The lighthouse in Licata is worth seeing because it is the third tallest lighthouse in Italy.
Restaurants. If you are looking for some fine dining opportunities, know that Licata has many great restaurants where you can find them. Examples include La Madia, L'oste e il Sacrestano, Trattoria Donna Rosa, Cala del Re, Piccola Sorrento, Marianello, and many others.