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Ciminna (Palermo Province) is 45 km. from Palermo, alt. 530 m., south of Pizzo Sant'Anna, area 56.3 sq. km., pop. over 4,400, post-code 90023, tel. 091. Economy: agriculture, traditional handicraft.

Traces of prehistoric, Punic and Roman settlements have been found in its territory. Under the Arabs it may have been the site of the Hamlet of Hasu, mentioned by the geographer Edrisi. It later developed around the Norman castle. It later belonged to Matteo Sclafani, the Ventimiglias and the Grifeos.

Procession in period costume celebrating San Vito with a livestock fair on the first Sunday in September.

Churches (Palermo Diocese) include the following:
S. Maria Maddalena (Chiesa Madre, 15th Century)
Chiesa di San Domenico (historic)
Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (17th century, historic)
Chiesa di San Pietro of del Purgatorio (historic)

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to other sites about Ciminna include:
Ciminna Photos
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
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Sicily Web
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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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