Menfi is located slightly back from the Sicilian coast between Sciacca and Selinunte. Along the coast you will find many small and large beaches of fine, golden sand - the most famous is the beach Lido dei Fiori at the fishing village of Porto Palo.
The landscape in this area is particularly breathtaking: Large areas of grass and corn fields but also vineyards covering relatively large areas and providing the city's most recognized product, that is the wine! Menfi's municipality is home to many of the most renowned winemakers in Sicily including Planeta and Mandrarossa which have paved the way for Sicilian wine internationally.
There aren't too many sights to be seen as such in the city but there are a number of churches dating from the 17th and 18th Century. There are a little of the ruins left from the ancient castle, which was built by Frederick II. There are two events, however, that make it worth the trip: - Between the last weekend of June and first of July there is a wine festival (Inycon - vino.mare.menfi), where you can taste the local wine but also listen to music. Inycon is the town's ancient name before Sicily was discovered by the Greeks and Phoenicians. - St. Joseph festival (festa di San Giuseppe in Italian) takes place during the second weekend in August. During this period, the Italians holiday and many of the city's emigrants are back on summer visits. This religious event is interwoven with pagan rituals. Furthermore, there is horse racing through the city streets and a procession and a fireworks finale on the last night.
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