Aspra Tourism

Aspra (Aspira in Sicilian) is a town in the comune of Bagheria in the Province of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. A village within the municipality of Bagheria, approximately of 3700 inhabitants, by the sea at the East end of the Palermo's Gulf facing the capital city of Sicily. Typical are the wooden boats (lancitiedde in local dialect) vividly colored. The first traces of the town are thought to belong to the period of Arabic domination in Sicily, as it is suspected that the name comes from the Arabic حجر («stone»). Aspra was in fact, for generations, used to cave out blocks of calcarenite (light stone, of medium strength and easy to work in the big open sky caves locally called "pirriere").The territory of Aspra goes from the Montagna d'Aspra, which is the name of the mountain near the town with the tops of Monte Irice (284 m.), Cozzo San Pietro (345 m.) and Cozzo Tondo. The mountain extends in a promontory (Capo Mongerbino). Continuing towards Esto est, passing Mongerbino, is possible to reach Porticello (locality of the town Santa Flavia). West Aspra ends following the profile of the river Eleuterio. Aspra was part of the land of the nobility of Marquis of Sant'Isidoro of which now remain a villa and the land of the Church of Aspra (originally his own private chapel but later donated to the town, the other portion of this is partially used as municipal offices).Notable are the affrescos by Renato Guttuso in the church, the seaside (lungomare), and "u rittufilu" (a straight road extending from the Corso Butera of Bagheria). Aspra was also the favourite retirement place of the poet Ignazio Buttitta and where the Italian aeronautical hero of WWII Francesco Tempra grew up.Fishing is the primary economic activity of the town, with local anchovies being exported worldwide.


Explore popular vacation packages for Aspra, Italy and kick-start your vacation planning for free. A gripping city on its own right, Palermo also deserves a visit. Attractions in Palermo include Caltagirone, Mount Etna, Piazza Duomo. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Aeroporto Di Palermo Falcone E Borsellino. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Aspra.

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  • Know the pollution level of Aspra before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 63.24 (High)
    • Water Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 85.94 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 76.56 (High)
  • How safe is Aspra for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Aspra.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.61 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.4 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 52.91 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60.47 (High)
    • Attacks 38.07 (Low)
    • Drug offense 45.93 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.45 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.86 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.77 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.19 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60.8 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Aspra is 126.87 (High)

    • Safety Index 50.61 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.63 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 73.92 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.11 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 58.41 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 57.01 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.4 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 70.75 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Aspra

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.37 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 83.87 USD

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