On a rocky promontory stands the castle overlooking the sea to guard the stretch of coast: it was connected visually with the neighboring castles, places on the coast or on the high ground to the inside, as well as with the circuit of the watch towers (between including that of Lauro) and the Aeolian archipelago; visibility comes the Aeolian Islands and reach up to Cefalu.
Built in the early twentieth century, there lived Teresa Mastrogiovanni Tasca Filangeri Cutò, who moved from Palermo with his sons, the poet Lucio Piccolo, the painter and photographer Casimiro Piccolo, Piccolo and Agata Giovanna, fond of botany. Calanovella is a title that goes back to the Crusades. The Barons of Calanovella were relatives of the Filangeri, the Viceroy of Sicily and the Prince of Lampedusa. His mother, was the aunt of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa the author of "The Leopard".
Inside the Museum of Villa Piccolo, they are guarded portion of goods that belonged to the family, works of art, paintings, ceramics, antique weapons, books, prints, documents and there are autograph letters of his cousin Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.
"In light of historical documents available so far, it is not possible to know the exact date of construction of the" Tower of Trappeto ", but it is assumed, apparently, that the factory can be dated back to the XIV century., When spread in the surrounding plain (as in much of Sicily) the cultivation of "cannamele". Its existence is documented for the first time, in a historical report on "Marine of all the Kingdom of Sicily" did prepare Emperor Philip II in the second half of the '500.
A spa complex refers to a seaside villa of the imperial age was brought to light in the 80s of last century in Contrada Bagnoli. The remains, totally devoid of masonry elevation have a planimetric configuration from which stands out the "calidarium" apse and the "frigidarium", destined to places both bathrooms. Excavations have emerged traces of water systems, a furnace and pipes for hot water. Interesting flooring in polychrome mosaics.
art gallery "LOC" e l'antiquariun
at the LOC is held periodically review "Life and landscape of Capo d'Orlando. Also on display are rotating part of the works of the municipal collection.
Downstairs there is the antiquarium "Agatirnium", they display artifacts dating from the twelfth century BC, which testify to the ancient history of the area Orlandino.