Valguarnera Caropepe – Enna – Sicily

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Valguarnera Caropepe joins the villages with Houses for 1 euro! The 1 euro houses project by Valguarnera Caropepe was launched a short time ago. First, they look for who would sell the houses at the symbolic price of 1 euro. Here’s how to participate in the sale and purchase.

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Getting to know Valguarnera Caropepe

Valguarnera Caropepe rises on the slopes of the Erei mountains, surrounded by hills facing the gigantic bulk of Etna. The Mulinello stream has its sources in the north-east of the town. The territory of Valguarnera borders to the south with Aidone and Piazza Armerina , to the north with Assoro , to the north-west with Enna .

We are, as this area gravitating around the fertile lake of Pergusa was known in ancient times, in the mythical kingdom of Ceres and Proserpina. The first news of the Caropepe estate dates back to 1296.

Traces of the ancient inhabited area of the town remain in the settlement of Contrada Marcato , whose site ranges from the Copper Age to the late medieval period.

For those who love to walk it is possible to go on excursions:

  • on Monte Rossomanno, seat of an ancient Sicilian-Hellenized city,
  • discover the enchanting castle of Gresti or Pietratagliata ,
  • travel along stretches of the Ancient Sicilian Transversal .

Festivals and culture in Valguarnera Caropepe

There are many religious festivals with a centuries-old tradition. In addition to the feast of St. Joseph, a particularly heartfelt anniversary is that of Good Friday . It includes the procession of the dead Christ, behind whose urn a group of commoners intones the meo people. The vernacular cantata derives from a sacred musical form of the 16th century, handed down orally: the lamentations of Christ.

Of a unique folklore is the feast of Corpus Domini which takes place in June for 10 evenings, with the passage of the Eucharist in the most secluded corners of the country festively decorated with white altars.

Then there is the feast of the patron saint San Cristofero , which is celebrated after the harvest on 25 August , and attracts thousands of emigrants to Valguarnera Caropepe.

The culture and traditions of Valguarnera are steeped in that distant civilization that has handed down great values to us. These are spiritual and cultural values that must be recovered and whose validity must be rediscovered especially in the new generations.

For those who want to spend time between culture, art, nature and to taste the typical cuisine of the mainly peasant Sicilian hinterland, cannot help but visit Valguarnera Caropepe.

How to reach Valguarnera Caropepe


  • Palermo: 150 km, 2h
  • Agrigento: 100 km, 1h 30min
  • Catania: 75 km, 1h


  • Catania Airport
  • Palermo airport
Altitudine590 m

The 1 euro houses project in Valguarnera Caropepe

The Municipal Administration intends to launch the “One euro houses” project in the territory of the Municipality of Valguarnera.

In order to verify the feasibility and the interest of the community, an exploratory investigation is launched to ascertain the availability and interest of the community to make properties available for sale at the sum of 1 euro and at the same time the interest in the acquisition. of these properties.

To join the project as a seller of houses in the historic center, you will need to fill in the following form , available on the municipality website.

Attention! The deadline for this first phase of the 1 euro houses project is May 30, 2022!

For more information on the call, visit the municipality’s website.

Contacts of the municipality

Republic square
94019 Valguarnera Caropepe (EN)
Tel .: +39935955179
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