is a small town of some 2,600 inhabitants located in the Palermo
province, perched on a basaltic spur with a vertical drop over the
Malotempo creek, at some 710m a.s.l.
town birth certainly dates prior to the Arab occupation. It was
provided with defensive walls that were demolished in the 19th century.
Lords of the town were the Count Guglielmo Peralta, the Luna and
visitors of Giuliana can enjoy the 1300’s Castle, thought
to lie on an older fortification, comprised of two different buildings
and a pentagonal tower, and surrounded by outer walls that enclose
a church and a monastery both dedicated to the Holy Trinity. These
were built in the 17th century by the Olivetan Benedictine Fathers
of Santa Maria del Bosco.
Chiesa Madre is the main religious building. Erected in the 14th
century, it was successively demolished and rebuilt. It retains
some precious pieces from other churches such as the late-Gothic
portal from the former Chiesa di Sant’Antonino and stone panels
from the old Duomo.
town is endowed with charming naturalistic sites, the main being
the Lake Gammauta area, an important water reserve comprised in
the basin of the Sosio River.