Tusa

 

The little town was founded in 856 by the people who escaped Haleasea as it was being razed by the Arabs.  Built from the building blocks of the excavated site of Haleasea.

 

There’s a gateway to the medieval upper area, where the most interesting churchs are found, including the Chiesa Madre with its entrance set in a decoractive prointe arch.  A marble Annunciation from the Renaissance (1525) ornaments the alter; wooden choir stalls carved with dragons, cherubs and masks are 17C.

 

Tusa is a very traditional Sicilian town with all its authentic way of life and personalities. Due to lack of employments many of the people have migrated for better opportunities.

Current population 3,000 people.