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Acquaviva Platani (Caltanissetta Province) is 68 km from Caltanissetta, alt. 558 m, 3 km from the left bank of the River Platani, area 14.7 sq km, pop. 1,530, post-code 93010, tel. 0934. Agricultural economy: wheat, almonds, olives, pistachio nuts.
In 1635, Francesco Spadafora built a new village in the Michinesi fief, where there was a 10th century Arab hamlet. Because of the abundance of spring water, the village was called Acquaviva (literally "living water"). It was purchased in 1680 by Francesco Abarca.
Of interest: Clock Tower (1894) and the Baronial Palace.
Churches (Caltanissetta Diocese) include the following:
Links to other sites about Acquaviva Platani include:
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