Niscemi is a city in the province of Caltanissetta in the Italian region Sicily, with 27 936 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012).

Location and data

Niscemi is located 88 km south-east of Caltanissetta. The inhabitants mainly work in agriculture and in industry.

The neighboring municipalities are Caltagirone (CT ), Gela and Mazzarino.


The town was founded in 1626. During an earthquake in 1693, the town was badly damaged. The site was later rebuilt on the same site.

Military transmitter

Near Niscemi is a military radio transmitter including for long waves. At this station also includes a 253 -meter-high radio mast at 37 ° 7'32 " N 14 ° 26'11 " E.


  • Parish Church of Santa Maria dell'Odigitria from the 18th century
  • Church of Sorrows of the 18th century
  • Chiesa della Madonna del Bosco from the 18th century with elliptical plan
  • Ruins of ancient Nixenum