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Giuliana (Palermo Province) is 85 km. from Palermo, alt. 710 m., on a basaltic highland dominating the valley of the Malotempo torrent, area 24.2 sq. km., pop. over 2400, post-code 90030, tel. 091. Agricultural economy.

The town is probably of Arab origin. In the 14th century, during the reign of Frederick II of Aragon, a long boundary wall was built around the massive castle, which had been rebuilt on the site of an older fortress. It was the fief of the Peraltas from the early 14th century to the 15th century, later the Lunas and the Cardonas.

Of interest is a castle with two main parts and a pentagonal tower in the upper part of town.

Churches (Monreale Diocese) include the following:
Maria SS. Assunta (Chiesa Madre, 14th century)
Madonna di Pompei
Chiesa and Monastero della Santissima Trnita (17th century, historic parish)

Links to other sites about Giuliana include:
Giuliana 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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