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Bisacquino (Palermo Province) is 75 km. from Palermo, alt. 744 m., on the southwest face of Monte Triona, area 64.7 sq. km., pop. over 5,300, post-code 90032, tel. 091. Economy: cereals, linen, almonds, hazelnuts, olive oil, vegtables, sumac.

Its origins go back to the Arab hamlet Busakuin or Busekuin. From 1183 to 1778 it was a fief of the Archbishops of Monreale, after which it passed to the royal domain.

Of interest is the Museo Civico (in the former Cappuchin Convent) and the Abbazia di Santa Maria del Bosco di Calatamauro (16th and 17th century ruins nearby)

Churches (Monreale Diocese) include the following:
San Giovanni Battista (Chiesa Madre, founded 1713 on the site of a 16th century church)
Maria SS. del Carmine
Maria SS. del Rosario
San Antonio Abate

Families researched in these records include the following:
di Giovanni

Links to other sites about Bisacquino include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Bisacquino Photos
Sicilian Net

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily - A Reference for Researchers and is now available. With a file for each town (plus many other files), it relates the history of Sicily as reflected in the photos, records and festivals of its towns. It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD order.

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