Polizzi Generosa rises on a hill which stands 713 meters above
From the top, you can admire and enjoy a very wide and picturesque
landscape. The area around Polizzi is well-known for growing hazelnuts
and for other agricultural specialties, such as tender French beans,
unique regional mushrooms, tasty asparagus and tiny sweet strawberies.
On the Madonie Mountains that surround Polizzi, you can admire a real
botanical rarity, the white fir (abies nebrodensis) which disappeared from all
other parts of Italy during the ice age. The area can be described as containing
a real treasure: a botanical paradise which has survived from ages past. On the
slopes and plains of these mountains, you will find many plants that do not grow
elsewhere, and you can admire the finest orchids in all the Mediterannean area.
best time to visit this area is during the months of April and May.