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Altavilla Milicia

Altavilla Milicia is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 20 kilometres southeast of Palermo. The Commune is named after the Hauteville family, Norman Settlers who conquered Sicily in the 11th c ...

                                               

Basiluzzo

Basiluzzo is an islet), and the smallest of eight islands in the Aeolian Islands, a volcanic island chain north of Sicily. In antiquity, the island was named "Hycesia".

                                               

Belmonte Mezzagno

Belmonte Mezzagno is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 15 kilometres south of Palermo. Belmonte Mezzagno was founded in 1752, when Prince Giuseppe Emanuele Ventimiglia asked and obtained the ...

                                               

Bisacquino

Bisacquino is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. It is located 82 kilometres from Agrigento and has approximately 4.500 inhabitants. The small town rises on an inner hill zone and is 663 metres above sea-level ...

                                               

Bivona

Bivona is located at the foot of Monti Sicani, in the mainland of Agrigento, on the boundary with the province of Palermo. The communal territory is crossed by the Alba stream, now hidden, which flows into the Magazzolo.

                                               

Borgetto

Borgetto is a small mountain Italian town of the Metropolitan City of Palermo in Sicily. As of 2012 Borgetto had an estimated population of 7.394. The town overlooks the northern coastline of Sicily.

                                               

Brolo

Brolo is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 130 kilometres east of Palermo and about 60 kilometres west of Messina. Brolo borders the following municipalities: Ficarra, Naso, Piraino, SantAnge ...

                                               

Bronte, Sicily

Bronte is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania, in Sicily, southern Italy. The town is situated approximately 16 kilometres west-northwest from Mount Etna, on the side of the valley of the Simeto river, and about 32 kilometres we ...

                                               

Burgio

Burgio is a comune in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 60 kilometres south of Palermo and about 40 kilometres northwest of Agrigento. Burgio borders the following municipalities: Caltabellotta, Chiusa Sclafani ...

                                               

Buscemi

Buscemi is a town and comune of 1.025 inhabitants in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, southern Italy. It is 52 kilometres 32 mi west of Syracuse, in the Hyblaean Mountains, precisely on the mount Vignitti, 783 metres 2.569 ft above sea level; th ...

                                               

Buseto Palizzolo

Buseto Palizzolo is located in the hills east of Trapani, the highest of which is Monte Luziano with a height of 500 metres above sea level. Buseto Palizzolo is composed of various areas and hamlets, without a main central settlement. The main se ...

                                               

Caccamo

The official founding of Caccamo was not until 1093, when the Normans started to build the castle on a rocky spur overlooking a cliff, Castello di Caccamo. The castle itself is actually now being slowly converted into a museum. On the ground leve ...

                                               

Caltavuturo

Caltavuturo is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo, Sicily, Italy. The neighboring comunes are Polizzi Generosa, Scillato and Sclafani Bagni.

                                               

Cammarata

Cammarata is a comune in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 60 kilometres southeast of Palermo and about 35 kilometres north of Agrigento on the eponymous mountain, which has an elevation 1.578 metres above sea ...

                                               

Campobello di Mazara

Campobello di Mazara is a town in the province of Trapani, Sicily, southern Italy. Its inhabitants are scattered in the town center and the minor seaside frazioni of Tre Fontane and Torretta Granitola, populated mostly during the summer period. I ...

                                               

Camporotondo Etneo

Camporotondo Etneo is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 160 km southeast of Palermo and about 8 km northwest of Catania. Camporotondo Etneo borders the following municipalities: Belpasso, Mis ...

                                               

Capaci

Capaci is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. In 2011 the comune had a population of 11.045, with a density of 1.804.7 people per square kilometre. The A29 autostrada running from Palermo to Punta Raisi Airport ...

                                               

Capizzi

For people with the surname, see Capizzi. Capizzi Greek: Καπίτιον ; Latin: Capitium is a comune municipality in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 100 kilometres 62 mi southeast of Palermo and about 100 k ...

                                               

Capo dOrlando

Capo dOrlando is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina, Sicily, southern Italy, one of the main centers of the mountain and coastal Nebrodi area.

                                               

Capri Leone

Capri Leone is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 120 kilometres east of Palermo and about 70 kilometres west of Messina. Capri Leone sits in the foothills of the Nebrodi Mountains. Capri Leon ...

                                               

Casalvecchio Siculo

Casalvecchio Siculo is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 170 kilometres east of Palermo and about 35 kilometres southwest of Messina.

                                               

Cassaro

Cassaro is a town and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily. The name is originally from the Arabic word القصر meaning "the castle." Cassaro is 52 kilometres from Ragusa and 35 kilometres west of the city of Siracusa. Cassaro has 859 inhabit ...

                                               

Castel di Lucio

Castel di Lucio is a comune in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 90 kilometres southeast of Palermo and about 110 kilometres southwest of Messina. Castel di Lucio borders the following municipalities: Geraci Sicu ...

                                               

Casteltermini

Casteltermini is a comune in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 70 kilometres southeast of Palermo and about 25 kilometres north of Agrigento. Casteltermini borders the following municipalities: Acquaviva Platan ...

                                               

Castelvetrano

Castelvetrano is a town and comune in the province of Trapani, Sicily, southern Italy. The archeological site of Selinunte is located within the municipal territory. The municipality borders with Campobello di Mazara, Mazara del Vallo, Menfi, Mon ...

                                               

Castiglione di Sicilia

Castiglione di Sicilia is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania in Sicily, southern Italy. Castiglione di Sicilia lies about 160 kilometres 99 mi east of Palermo and about 40 kilometres 25 mi north of Catania. It borders the following muni ...

                                               

Cerami

Cerami is a comune in Sicily, southern Italy, part of the Province of Enna. The town itself is perched on a mountaintop 1.000 metres above sea level. A river also named Cerami flows through this area. Cerami produces cereals, olives, grapes, and ...

                                               

Ciminna

Ciminna is a Sicilian city in the Metropolitan City of Palermo, located approximately 30 miles southeast of its capital, Palermo. The citys economy is derived mainly from agriculture and traditional crafts. The artist and Franciscan priest Pasqua ...

                                               

Cinisi

Cinisi is a town and a comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in Sicily. As of 1 January 2018 it has a population of 12.250.

                                               

Collesano

Collesano is a small town in the Metropolitan City of Palermo, Sicily. It is situated roughly 70 kilometres from the provincial capital of Palermo. It lies in the Madonie Park between the hills and the Tyrrhenian Sea and is also on the Targa Flor ...

                                               

Fanaco Lake

Lago Fanaco is an artificial lake in the Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy. At an elevation of 680 m, its surface area is 1.38 km². the municipality of Castronovo di Sicilia. The lake is 3.5 km long and 1 km wide at its widest point and can acco ...

                                               

Ficarra

Ficarra is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 130 kilometres east of Palermo and about 60 kilometres west of Messina, in the Monti Nebrodi. It is surrounded by woods of hazel and olive trees.

                                               

Fiumefreddo di Sicilia

Fiumefreddo di Sicilia is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania on the coast of the Ionian Sea on the island of Sicily, southern Italy. It shares its borders with the municipalities of Calatabiano to the north, Mascali to the south and Pie ...

                                               

Floridia

Floridia lies 12 kilometres 7.5 mi west of Syracuse. Its principal industries are agriculture, livestock, and manufacturing. Neighboring communities are Canicattini Bagni, Palazzolo Acreide, Syracuse, and Solarino.

                                               

Gaggi

Gaggi is a comune in the Province of Messina in the Italian region of Sicily, located about 160 kilometres east of Palermo and about 45 kilometres southwest of Messina. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2.812 and an area of 7.3 squar ...

                                               

Giarre

Giarre is bounded by the municipalities of Acireale, Mascali, Milo, Riposto, SantAlfio, Santa Venerina and Zafferana Etnea. It forms a conurbation with the coastal town of Riposto.

                                               

Giuliana, Sicily

History of the country Until 1185, on the mountain where the village is now, stood a farmhouse, which belonged to the "gens Julia" hence the name. Just that year the Emperor William the Good gave him, along with other houses, to the bishop of Mon ...

                                               

Grammichele

Grammichele ; Latin: Echetla, Ochula ; Medieval: Occhiolà) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania in Sicily, southern Italy. It is located at the feet of the Hyblaean Mountains, some 13 kilometres from Caltagirone.

                                               

Gratteri

Gratteri is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 60 kilometres southeast of Palermo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1.050 and an area of 38.4 square kilometres. Gratteri borders ...

                                               

Isola delle Femmine

Isola delle Femmine is an Italian town in North-Western Sicily, administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Palermo. Despite its name, which can be translated in English as "The Island of Women", the town is located in mainland Sicily. The ...

                                               

Ispica

Ispica is a city and comune in the south of Sicily, Italy. It is 30 kilometres from Ragusa, 50 kilometres from Syracuse, and 90 kilometres away from La Valletta, on the coast of Malta. The first mention in a document of Ispica occurred in 1093, i ...

                                               

Lercara Friddi

Lercara Friddi is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 45 kilometres southeast of Palermo. Founded in 1595 by local feudataries, it is on the slopes of Madore Hill, between the valleys of Fiumet ...

                                               

Levanzo

Levanzo is the smallest of the three main Aegadian Islands in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sicily, Italy. It forms a part of the municipality of Favignana in the Province of Trapani.

                                               

Librizzi

Librizzi is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 140 kilometres east of Palermo and about 50 kilometres west of Messina, on a hill between the Timeto and Librizzi streams. Its origins date most ...

                                               

Limina

Limina is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 170 kilometres east of Palermo and about 35 kilometres southwest of Messina in the Peloritani mountains. Limina borders the following municipalitie ...

                                               

Linguaglossa

Linguaglossa is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania in Sicily, located on the northern side of Mount Etna where there is also a ski resort with view on the Ionian sea. It was founded on a lava stream in 1566. The name literally ...

                                               

Longi

For the piece of clothing, see Lungi or Longyi. Longi is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 120 kilometres east of Palermo and about 70 kilometres west of Messina. Longi borders the following ...

                                               

Lucca Sicula

Lucca Sicula is a comune in the Province of Agrigento in the Italian region Sicily, located about 60 kilometres south of Palermo and about 40 kilometres northwest of Agrigento. Lucca Sicula borders the following municipalities: Bivona, Burgio, Ca ...

                                               

Lago di Magazzolo

Lago di Magazzolo, or Lago Castello, is a lake in the Province of Agrigento, Sicily, Italy. The ruins of the Castello della Pietra dAmico are located near the lake.

                                               

Maletto

Maletto is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 140 kilometres east of Palermo and about 40 kilometres northwest of Catania. Maletto borders the following municipalities: Adrano, Belpasso, Bianc ...