Racalmuto is a city in the province of Agrigento in the Italian island of Sicily.

Location and data

Racalmuto located 23 kilometers northeast of Agrigento. The town has 8338 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012), who mainly work in agriculture and the rock salt.

The neighboring municipalities are Bompensiere (CL ), Canicattì, Castrofilippo, Favara, Grotto, Milena (CL) and Montedoro (CL).


The town was founded as an Arab village, the name was Rahl al - mudd. In the 14th century the town grew around the castle around.

The inhabitants speak a Sicilian dialect, which is very different from the high Italian language. That is, for example, the translation for the apple in Sicilian u Pumu, in Italian, however, la mela.


Both in the field and outside the village, there are sights to visit.

In the resort

  • The parish church of Maria SS Annunziata, built in 1620
  • San Giuseppe church from the 17th century
  • The town hall in the former Santa Chiara Monastery
  • The church of Santa Maria del Monte

Outside the village

  • The Castle of Chiaramonte is now outside the resort, above the road to Montedoro.
  • Toward Monteforo is a necropolis, the so-called Sarazenengräber.