Made for Skills S.r.l. is located in the lovely town of Termini Imerese, on the island of Sicily in Italy, famous for the astonishing archaeological site of Himera.
Termini Imerese is an adorable corner of the Mediterranean coast, located at the foot of Mount San Calogero, a natural protected area created on 1998, which slips down to the sea.
The history of Termini Imerese is very old, its foundation is traced back to the Greeks, who had settled in the area of Buonfornello and had called the village Himera, where it is still possible to visit the archaeological park and the museum.
The town’s Latin name comes to us from the phrase “Thermae Imerenses” for “Hot Springs of Himera.”
When the colony was destroyed by the Carthaginians in 409 B.C., the survivors of Imerese moved to the nearby “hot springs”, where a small native population lived. Thus was born a partnership between two lineages that led to the foundation of a single city Thermae Himerenses (Termini Imerese).
The most flourishing period for the city is that of the Roman period, when it was conquered by the same in 253 BC It became one of the 5 most important colonies of Sicily and in fact several structures were built: the amphitheater, the forum, the temple of Hercules, the 7 km long thermal spa and aqueduct of Cornelio, famous throughout Europe. During the Augustan period, the city was consecrated as “Civitas splendidissima”.
With the fall of the Roman Empire, the city became a land of barbarian conquest and was destroyed and plundered on several occasions. An important episode for the community to remember during this period was the settlement of a hermit who fled from the east, persecuted because he was a Christian. He took refuge on Mount Eurako, which has since been called San Calogero as the missionary, and brought Christianity to the population.
Several periods followed, both dark and illustrious, including the Byzantine, Arab-Norman, Swabian, Angevin and Aragonese, Spanish Borboni, which enriched the city of culture and history.
Moreover, there are many fascinating places to visit, such as natural parks, museums and Greek/Roman ruins. Its staff is available to organise cultural trips across the region, a city tour in Termini Imerese, willing to introduce you to the jewels that our territory preserves.