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Caltavuturo (Palermo Province) is 79 km. from Palermo, alt. 635 m, in the central Madonie, on the southwestern slopes of Rocca di Scaria, area 97.2 sq. km., pop. over 4,900, post-code 90022, tel. 0921. Agricultural economy.

The ancient nucleus of the town was to the north, on the Terravecchia hill, before the 9th century. It was fortified by the Arabs and the Normans and took on an important strategic role. The modern town developed in the area known as the Terranuova, from the 17th century onwards.

Churches (Cefalu Diocese) include the following:
Ss. Apostoli Pietro e Paolo (Chiesa Madre, 16th century)
Chiesa di Santa Maria la Nuova (historic)
Cloister of Convento di San Francisco (historic)
S. Maria di Gesu

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to other sites about Caltavuturo include:
Ancient Sicily
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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