Menfi

Menfi is located in the valley of the river Belice, in a fertile land already cultivated and inhabited by sican, from the greek colony of Selinunte, Romans, Arabs, Normans and the Emperor Frederick II of Swabia, who had built a massive castle in 1239 . Today, Menfi is a predominantly agricultural country, which bases its economy on the cultivation of the vine.
 this is the constant of a rural landscape that extends from a plateau of 400 t asl to the sea. Binding of wine with the history of ancient memphis is: Stephen of byzantium, the ancient city of telling inycon first urban settlement area dating back to the magna grecia, focuses on the excellence of its wines. The sandy beach stretches along the entire length of the bay in a relaxed environment characterized by scarcity of real estate.

At the center of town, built by the Pignatelli Aragona Tagliavia there is the square with the main church and the baronial palace with its ancient castle tower built by the work of Frederick II. dell'880 between the end and the beginning of 900, ancient farms were replaced by new blocks enriched with porches and balconies covered with tiles and decorated with ceramic tiles. The winemaking is now the primary sector that supports the country's economy, which together with communes of Santa Margherita, Montevago and Sambuca, is the district of "Terre Sicane", is called so because anciently was inhabited by Sicani.
 The wine scene, few decades ago was consisting only a few vineyards, like catarratto, trebbiano, inzolia and grillo has undergone a radical change due to the enhancement of some indigenous varieties as Nero d'Avola and the introduction of international grape varieties such as chardonnay, merlot, syrah and cabernet sauvignon. Since 1638 the rural village was named Menfi, which replaced the territory and the house. The village was rebuilt on the ancient arabic house of Burgimilluso.

In 1968 the country suffered many damages caused by the earthquake that shook the Valley of Belice. An illustrious name of menfi was one of the famous composer Antonio Palminteri (1846-1915) who occupied the chair of counterpoint and harmony of the Milan conservatory and was composer of two operas, “Arrigo II” and “Amazìlia”.

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