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Centuripe (Enna Province) is 61 km from Enna, alt. 730 m, in the hill country between the Rivers Dittaino and Salso, area 173 sq km, pop. 6,517, post-code 94010, tel. 0935. Economy: agriculture (citrus fruit, vegetables, almonds, grapes); ferrosulphurous mineral water springs.

This is the ancient Sicel town of Kentoripa, Hellenized in the 5th century BC. During the Roman domination it progressed civically and economically, extending into the surrounding valleys. During the war between Octanian and Sextus Prompey it was partially destroyed and a process of decadence began. In the Middle Ages, in 1232, it rebelled against the Emperor Frederick II of Swabia and was destroyed, its inhabitants being deported to Augusta. It was completely razed to the ground by Charles I of Anjou, not to be rebuilt - on the same site - until 1548, by Francesco Moncada. The name of the town until 1863 was Centorbi, which is the local form even today.

A building of the early Imperial age, restructured in the 4th century AD, has been found in the east part of the town: it has a fine geometrically patterned mosaic floor, dating from the 2nd century AD.

Of interest is the Castello di Corradino, Archaeological excavations, Archaeological Museum

Churches (Nicosia Diocese) include the following:

Immacolata Concezione (Chiesa Madre)
S. Agostino
Sacro Cuore di Gesu'

Links to other sites about Centuripe 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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