On the summit between Corleone and Sciacca, where the eagles make their nests, Giuliana is in the extreme south of the province of Palermo, along the way Corleone -Sciacca , soaring on a basalt cliff of 710 meters above sea level in the broad valley that slopes overhanging river Sosio .
The royal historian Gian Giacomo Adria lived in the sixteenth century described it as " excellent city located on the high top of a hill , beneath which is a very high cliff, where the eagles make their nests ." Julius , pater Juliana Juliana 's territory was inhabited since ancient times but during the Roman imperial period (fourth century AD.) Was given the name of the Roman owner , a landowner named Julius , probably due to the gens Julia.
However, the first historical document that covers Giuliana, is a diplomas in 1185 of King William II the Good with which the " house of Juliana " was enfeoffed to the church of Monreale. It was under the reign of Frederick III of Aragon that the city earned securities and state town that turned it into a little political capital of Sicily Aragon.
Jacopo Siculo , a painter of great talent Giuliana lived is the home of James Santoro, a talented painter of the sixteenth century. who was active in Rome in the circle of Peruzzi and Raphael and then in southern and Antonio Ferraro , a distinguished plasterer , painter and sculptor , progenitor of a very active family of artists .