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Collesano (Palermo Province) is 69 km. from Palermo, alt. 468 m., in the northern Madonie, on the northwestern slopes of Poggio Grotta del Signore, area 108.4 sq. km., pop. over 4,600, post-code 90016, tel . 0921. Agricultural economy.

The town developed in the 12th century around the Norman castle, some ruins of which can still be seen. It was a fief of the Ventimiglias, the Moncadas and the Alvarez family.

Of interest is the town hall, housed in the former Dominican Convent (16th century).

Churches (Cefalu Diocese) include the following:
S. Pietro Apostolo (15th century)
Chiesa and Convento di Santa Maria di Gesu (17th century, historic)
Santa Maria ("la vecchia", 12th century, historic)

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to other sites about Collesano include:
Collesano Photos
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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