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Casteltermini (Agrigento Province) is 39 km. from Agrigento, alt. 554 m., on the Monti Sicani near Pizzo Santa Croce, area 99.5 sq. km. Its population is just over 10,100, post-code 92025, tel. 0922. Economy: agriculture (cereals, vegetables, olive oil, grapes); rock salt mining.

It probably began as the Arab hamlet of Chiudia. The present town was founded in 1629 by G. Vincenzo Maria Termini.

On the fourth Sunday in May, the Taratata includes costumes, cavalcades, and battles reinacting those between the Normans and Arabs.

Churches (Agrigento Diocese) include the following:
San Vincenzo Ferreri (Chiesa Madre, 17th century)
Gesu' e Maria
Maria SS. del Carmelo
Maria SS. del Monte Carmelo
San Francesco
San Giuseppe (17th century, historic)
Sant'Antonio di Padova (1645, historic)
SS. Cosma e Damiano (1767, historic)

Families researched in these records include the following:
La Duca

Links to other sites about Casteltermini 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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