The site has now become a favorite destination for numerous Italian and foreign visitors who set out to discover what might seem, at first glance, a ruin like many others, but which in reality is a milestone of the Norman Itinerary in Sicily.
The church of the monastery of San Giorgio is in fact a cultural asset of great importance in the Sicilian panorama from a historical, artistic, spiritual and anthropological point of view. Its origins date back to the XII century and are located in a very complex and, at the same time, intriguing period of medieval history.
A monument founded by the Normans and entrusted to a French order, the Premonstratensian monks, the only example in Sicily and then, in 1300, it was inherited by the Hospitallers of Jerusalem, better known as the Knights of Malta.
We will tell you a fascinating story of a Norman monument where real events and singular legends blend together in a highly evocative setting that make that of Gratteri a unique historical document ready to be included within the Arab-Norman UNESCO site.