Piana Degli Albanesi Tourism

Piana degli Albanesi (Albanian: Hora e Arbëreshëvet) is a comune with 6.429 inhabitants in the Province of Palermo, Sicily. Situated on a mountainous plateau and encircled by high mountains, on the eastern side of the imposing Mount Pizzuta, the city, which is mirrored on a large lake, is 24 km from the provincial capital. The town is the most important center of the Albanians of Sicily, as well as the largest and most populous colony of Arbëreshë (Italo-Albanian or Albanians of Italy) and it is the episcopal see of the Eparchy of Piana degli Albanesi, constituency of the Italo-Albanian Church whose jurisdiction covers all Albanians of Sicily who practice the Byzantine rite. The community, after five centuries from its foundation, has maintained many ethnic elements of Albanian culture like language, religious ritual, traditional costumes, music and folklore. The inhabitants are the descendants of Albanian families, including nobles and relatives of Skanderbeg, that settled in Southern Italy during the Ottoman Turkish conquest of the Balkans. In the modern age it had a significant role in the revolutionary uprisings for the national unification of Italy, for the Albanian National Awakening movement in the struggle for liberation from the Turkish-Ottoman rule and for regional movements of the Fasci Siciliani, furthermore it is also infamous for the Portella della Ginestra massacre (1947). Between 1944 and 1945, which lasted fifty days, Piana degli Albanesi became an Independent People's Republic. Driven mainly by the romantic principles, Piana degli Albanesi contributed greatly to the advancement of culture and Albanian literature with a large group of intellectuals, decisive process of literary history of Albania. It is considered the place of origin of Arbëreshe literature, the birthplace of the first work of the Albanian diaspora (1592), and initiator – in the early XVII century – of the first European school in which he taught in the Albanian language. From the town come the university founders of "Albanian Language and Literature" in Naples and Palermo and is headquartered, since 1945, the "Italo-Albanian Seminary", already in Palermo (1734). Its ancient tradition musics and songs Byzantine is part of the ""Registro Eredità Immateriali della Sicilia" (Intangible Heritage Registry of Sicily) recognized by UNESCO. The municipal government uses bilingual documents and road signs in Albanian and Italian under existing Italian legislation on protecting ethnic and linguistic minorities.


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Piana Degli Albanesi, Italy. Piana Degli Albanesi is located at a short trip away from Palermo a major city in Italy. Palermo, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Palazzo Dei Normanni, Palermo Cathedral, Monreale Norman Cathedral. Tour packages of Piana Degli Albanesi are of 1 to 2 days duration.

Piana Degli Albanesi is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Piana Degli Albanesi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 61.84 (High)
    • Water Pollution 51.56 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.94 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 88.89 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 79.17 (High)
  • How safe is Piana Degli Albanesi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Piana Degli Albanesi.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.08 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.08 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.69 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.91 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 52 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.73 (Low)
    • Drug offense 49.47 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 64.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.63 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.21 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Piana Degli Albanesi is 128.95 (High)

    • Safety Index 50.9 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.63 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 73.38 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 38.7 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 56.07 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.95 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.31 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 71.4 (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 Piana Degli Albanesi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.26 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.82 USD

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