Misilmeri (Sicilian: Musulumeli) is a town and comune in the province of Palermo, Sicily. It is approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) from Palermo and its name means "the resting place or the messuage of the Emir", and dates from the Muslim emirate of Sicily. The village rose around a castle (today known as Castello dell'Emiro, or "Castle of the Emir") founded by emir Jafar II (998–1019). The population is approximately 28,000 people. Misilmeri is located in the Eleuterio Valley on the southern slopes of Montagna Grande. Wikipedia
Home to pretty treasures, Misilmeri is Italy's best kept secret. The nearest major city to Misilmeri is Catania. Catania is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Caltagirone, Mount Etna, Piazza Duomo. Also, to reach Misilmeri, you'll have to take a flight to Catania; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Misilmeri.
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