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Burgio (Agrigento Province) 70 km. from Agrigento, alt. 317 m., on a hill on the river Ventura, area 42.2 sq. km., pop. over 3500, post-code 92010, tel. 0925. Agricultural economy: citrus fruit, wheat, barley, vegetables, almonds, olive-oil.

The village developed around the ancient castle (now on via Calvario), which was possibly built by the Arabs and then rebuilt by the Normans, the Gioenis and the Colonnas.

Churches (Agrigento Diocese) include the following:
San Antonio Abate (Chiesa Madre, 12th century)
B.M.V. del Carmelo
Chiesa di San Vito (historic)

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to other sites about Burgio include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
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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