It rises on a cliff, overlooking the Esaro River and Tyrrhenian Sea, surrounded by mountain ranges stretching out in diadem. Its origin dates back to Byzantine period (VI-XI sec). The small center had in the past an intense life of modest industries, woodworking, yarn, silkworm, etc. The name of S. Agata at the nascent urban agglomeration was the result of the devotion to Saint by Byzantine hermits and monks escaped from the persecution and Muslim invasion of Sicily. Sant'Agata d'Esaro is particularly known and loved for the ancient gourmet recipes: typical fries, grilled macaroni, meatballs with corn bread, salami; for old Convent of St. Francis, for the Patronal Feast (II Sunday in August), the Festival of the Chestnuts (II Sunday of November), for typical Santagatese Carnival and for its tourist itineraries.