Termini Imerese is a city rich by its history, art and culture. During the Roman period, in 257 b. C., the ancient Thermae reached a notable urban development, as shown by the many ruins found in and outside the city, among which it is worth mentioning the Cornelio aqueduct and the Terme plant.

The following settlement by religious orders has conditioned and designed the city image. Numerous sacred sites contain famous art works, such as the Chiesa di Santa Caterina D'Alessandria, built in 400 with, inside it, frescoes attributed

to Graffeo brothers, the Chiesa di San Marco Evangelista with marvelous stuccoes of the end of the Eighteen Century and a statue of the Madonna con Bambino of 1510, the Monastero delle Clarisse, with the annexed Liciniana Biblioteca, which contains famous parchments, incunabulum and precious uncommon editions and the baroque church of Santa Maria della Misericordia, exceptionally rich with its stucco decorations.
 

The Cathedral, located in the Cathedral square, built in Seventeenth century, contains refined work arts, among which a wooden cross of 1484 by Ruzzolone and a most refined altar of the 600 dedicated to the Immacolata, covered with polychrome marbles.


Behind the Cathedral, is running towards the sea the Serpentina Paolo Balsamo, along which one can admire the marvelous Majolica dome of the Annunziata Church. The Baldassare Romano Civico museum, built in 1783,

 
The contains a numismatic collection including silver and bronze money of Magna Grecia and Romane, together with important finds of the Romanian and Arabic period, as well as paintings, tapestries and other precious objects. The Termitano Carnival, very old tradition linked to the story of this city, knows its magic time with the typical masks of "U Nannu ca Nanna", the masks of the most ancient carnival of Sicily.

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