183
trips planned in the last hour
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

Isola Delle Femmine trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Isola Delle Femmine

4.4
Isola delle Femmine is an Italian town in North-Western Sicily, administratively part of the province of Palermo.Despite its name, which can be translated in English as "The Island of Women", the town is located in mainland Sicily; the "island" the name refers to lies off the coast near the town, and is currently uninhabited. The etymology of the name is uncertain: a story claims the origins of the name from a females' only prison supposedly located in the island in the 16th century. A more reliable claim is that in the 19th century, a plague or sickness occurred in the town and the women and children were sent to the offshore island until it had passed.Isola delle Femmine is a sister city with Pittsburg, California. The same fisherman statue that sits in Isola's Piazza di Pittsburg can be seen in downtown Pittsburg with the names of the first settlers from Isola to Pittsburg. Many of the families descended from the men on the plaque are extant in both cities, and their surnames can also be found in the records of the church at the center of town.The parents of Joe, Vince, and Dom DiMaggio were from Isola delle Femmine.AdministrationBy the "Decreto del Prefetto di Palermo prot. 1508 / 2012 / Area O.S.P. 1^ bis del 16 novembre 2012", the administration was released and a special commission was placed at the government of the Comune because of Mafia's infiltrations.Special commission was composed by: dott. Vincenzo Covato, Vice Prefetto; dott.ssa Matilde Mulè, Vice Prefetto Aggiunto; dott. Guglielmo Trovato, Dirigente Area Economico Finanziaria. An extraordinary election was held on November 16 and 17, 2014. The victorious candidate in this election was Stefano Bologna, representing a lista civica.
Isola Delle Femmine is in Province of Palermo. Take stress off the schedule by using our Italy tour planner .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Isola Delle Femmine

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Isola Delle Femmine

5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h
2.5
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Isola Delle Femmine

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 4​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Where to stay in Isola Delle Femmine

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Isola Delle Femmine

1 day in Isola Delle Femmine BY A USER FROM ITALY August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Isola Delle Femmine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Isola Delle Femmine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Scopello & Sicily BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA June, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Isola Delle Femmine BY A USER FROM DENMARK August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Isola Delle Femmine BY A USER FROM ITALY June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Isola Delle Femmine BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Isola Delle Femmine BY A USER FROM ITALY July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans