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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:
Families researched in these records include the following:
Links to other sites about Bisacquino include:
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