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Cammarata (Agrigento Province) is 56 km. from Agrigento, alt. 680 m., on the Monti Sicani, on a rocky spur northeast of Mt. Cammarata, area 192 sq. km., pop. over 6400, post-code 92022, tel. 0922. Economy: agriculture, animal farming, metal-works and furniture manufacture.

Probobly Arabic in origin, the town was given by Count Roger de Hauteville to a kinswoman named Lucia "de Camaratae". It was later a fief of the Maletti, Vinciguerra, Moncada, Abatellis and Pranciforte families.

This is a holiday mountain resort and a nature reserve.

Churches (Agrigento Diocese) include the following:
San Nicola di Bari (Chiesa Madre, 12th century)
Chiesa del Annunziata (historic)
S. Domenica
San Vito Martire
Santa Maria di Gesu (S. Maria di Cacciapensieri)

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

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily, Part 1 and Part 2 is now available on 2 CDs. 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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