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Gibellina (Trapani Province) is 63 km from Trapani, alt. 227 m, in the basin of the River Belice, on the southeast slopes of Monte Rocca Tonda, area 45 sq km, pop. 5,036, post-code 91024, tel. 0924. Agricultural economy.

The medieval town which developed in the 14th century around the castle built by Manfred Chiaromonte was destroyed by the greath earthquake in 1968.

The ruins of old Gibellina have been covered over in a great sheet of concrete, known as the cretto di Burri from the name of the artist who created it, Alberto Burri. Against this backdrop of ruins, plays, concerts and shows are periodically organized here.

The Ethno-Anthropological Museum, in Viale Vespri Siciliani, and the Museum of Modern Art, in Via Gemellaro, give us an idea of the cultural aspirations of the town.

Churches (Mazara del Vallo Diocese) include the following:

S. Nicolo' Di Bari (Chiesa Madre)

Families researched in these records include the following:

di Lorenza

Links to other sites about Gibellina include:
Sicilian Net
Sicily Web
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes

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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