The town of Caltavuturo is located on a slope of the Imera valley and rests at the foot of the imposing Sciara cliff, also known as the cliff of Caltavuturo. The name Caltavuturo probably derives from Kalat Abu-Thur, the name of the Arab leader who, in 882, defeated the Byzantines and built a castle. It is thought that a Byzantine fortress already existed on the cliff when the Arabs arrived. After visiting the historic center, which hosts a variety of artistic monuments, one must not miss the trek up to Terravecchia where you can visit the ruins of the castle, the church of Casale, and an old settlement abandoned at the end of the sixteenth century. Numerous paths branch off from the town that cross cultivated land, natural areas with a varied plant and animal life, cliffs that give way to breathtaking landscapes of the Madonie mountains, and the Gazzara gorges, a natural canyon in the forest.