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Category: Gangi (PA)

Gangi – The Medieval art town on a golden hill

Gangi is the old Greek name of Sicily. A mountain town with Norman origins situated 1000 m.a.s.l. with 6100 inhabitants. Named themselves “The town of arts”. Tricky roads to drive too, but offers stunning views and originality. Here I also found a local tambourine shop still making tambourines the traditional way from goat skin.

Most complicated payment of a fine

Got a fine in Gangi. I got two options; pay at the police station which of course was closed, or mail them for payment information. So I mailed them Monday morning. After couple of “damaged Word files”, they managaed to send this Wednesday morning a file I could open with instructions how to pay.

Step 1) Go to the Gangi municipal website to pay with PagoPA. Of course the site is not linked, you have to Google and then scroll/ click. Well I managed to pay after many clicks and classical Codice Fiscale. Gosh, you can’t survive without that document.

Step 2) Fill a document of responsibility of the fine. The photo on the right.

Step 3) Send in following documents: Copy of the fine you got on site, document of taking responsibility of the fine, copy of payment of the fine, copy of your driving license. And one more I refuse to send.

I am though very impressed they have the courage to call this “online payment”. Well, technically it is, but any north European CIO (IT Manager) would… yeah, strangle someone. The part I love the most is where they write one has to print everything, sign and send copies. No, there are online programs for signing. And how can e.g. tourists pay as they require Italian bank ID to pay online?

PagoPA is actually only thing one has to do if you like to call it “pagamento online”. But I guess family members needs jobs in Gangi too…

Though sure I missed something here and this fine will take couple of weeks to sort out. But paid it is.

A Road Sign

Santuario Spirito Santo in Gangi

Detta ?r en av de minsta men vackraste kyrkorna jag sett i Italien. Portarna ?r s? smala s? axeln tog emot. Underbart vackra d?rrar. Denna kyrka finner du i gamla delen utav Gangi. Santuario Spirito Santo.
Eng: This is one of the smallest but most beautiful churches I’ve seen in Italy. The doors are so narrow that my shoulder touched the door frame. Beautiful doors. This church can be found in the old part out of Gangi. Santuario Santo Spirito.

Sicilian countryside around Gangi – Up in the mountains

F?rst?r du varf?r det skulle vara s? sv?rt att l?mna Sicilien? Total stillhet.
Eng: Do you understand why it would be hard to leave Sicily? Total silence.

Perla di Engio

Om du vill ha lite lyx och relax rekommenderar jag hotellet med festlokal Perla di Engio i Gangi. Utsiken fr?n terrassen mot Gangi kan man inte klaga p?. G?ngavst?nd ner till gamla delen av Gangi. Pool och tennisbana finns. Hemsida klicka h?r.
Eng: If you want a little luxury and relaxation, I recommend the hotel with a banquet room Perla di Engio in Gangi. You can’t complain about the view from the terrace. Walking distance down to the old part of Gangi. Swimming pool and tennis court available. Home page click here.


Typisk Siciliansk bergsstad. Gangi. H?gt upp i bergen d?r molnen tar i husen. En s?dan d?r film stad som finns i alla sicilianska filmer. Miltals av snurriga, slingriga sm?v?gar som tar en hit. Du hinner bli lite ?ksjuk, men h?ller ut f?r bel?ningen blir makal?s. Jag ?lskar dessa bergsst?der. De k?nns s? mystiska. Vem vill bo h?r? Varf?r? Vad g?r de? Ligger norr om Enna. Mitt i Sicilien.
Eng: Typical Sicilian mountain town. Gangi. High up in the mountains where the clouds touches the houses. Such a film city which is in all Sicilian films. Miles if chaotic, winding roads that takes you here. You have time to get a little carsick, but are holding out for the reward is breathtaking. I love these mountain towns. They seem very mysterious. Who wants to live here? Why? What are they doing? Located north of Enna. In the heart of Sicily.

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