Petralia Soprana is a gem set in the upper Madonie. It was founded by the ancient people called Sicans and then inhabited by different populations: the Arabs called it Batraliah (Batra, stone and liah, high) and the Normans transformed it into Petra Heliae, “Elijah’s stone”. Looking out from its viewpoints, you can admire an amazing panorama that stretches all the way to the looming profile of the Etna volcano. A tiny village extremely rich in treasures of sacred art found inside the numerous medieval and baroque churches. Its craftsmen have worked iron, wood, and stone to create elegant and refined decorations for portals, balconies and facades, all authentic pieces of beauty. In addition, you will find paths that go up into the woods, landscapes of snow in winter and in full bloom in the spring, golden summer wheat fields, and the explosive, colorful change of leaves in fall. All of this is Petralia Soprana, not just a story to tell but true lived experience — a place to regenerate and rediscover the authentic flavor of ancient Sicily.