Lat: 38° 1' 47.90785" N - Long: 14° 49' 33.50893" E
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Tortorici rises in an internal mountainous area at 445 meters above sea level.
According to legend the town was founded by a group of refugees from North Africa who inhabited the place calling it Orice in memory of Aures from which they came.
Tortorici is famous for the production of bells and bronze statues.
In the Middle Ages the fief of Tortorici belonged to the powerful Moncada family, who remained the owner until 1597, when Federico junior, the last of the Moncada family, sold the barony to the Mastrilli and Corbera families.
In 1682 and 1753 the floods destroyed the town; it followed a long period of reconstruction of churches and convents in places other than the original ones.
Are architecturally interesting the Church of San Nicolò, with a painted wooden ceiling, the Church of the Santissimo Salvatore, with inside a copy of Raffaello Sanzio's Spasimo di Sicilia, the Mother Church with a marble triptych on the facade and the inside an organ of the eighteenth century, the Church of San Biagio with a Norman arch of 1270, the Church of San Francesco with the bell tower of the old convent, the Church of Santa Emerenziana and the Church of Mercy.
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The only beach that allows you to bathe easily on a turquoise sea
Spiaggia del Porto
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