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Gratteri (Palermo Province) is 75 km. from Palermo, alt. 657 m., in the northern Madonie woods, on the slopes of Monte Dipilo, area 38.5 sq. km., pop. over 1,200, post-code 90010, tel. 0921. Economy: agriculture, cattle farming, cheese.

Possibly of Arab origin, it became a fief of the Counts of Petralia, of Guglielmo di Taburia and of the Ventimiglias.

Churches (Cefalu Diocese) include the following:
S. Michele Arcangelo (Chiesa Madre, 19th century)
Abbazia di San Giorgio (1140, ruins)
Chiesa del Crocifisso (1140, ruins)
Matrice Vecchia (14th century, historic)

Links to other sites about Gratteri 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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