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Isnello (Palermo Province) is 85 km. from Palermo, alt. 530 m., in the Madonie, south of Monte Grotta Grande, near the source of the torrent of the same name, area 50.2 sq. km., pop. over 2,000, post-code 90010, tel. 0921. Economy: agriculture, charcaol.

Its territory has been inhabited since prehistoric times (shown by finds in the Chiusilla, Fico and Roccazzo caves). The medieval town developed after the 13th century around the castle. A fief of the Abbates, the Filangeris, the Ventimiglias and, for centuries, of the Santacolomba family.

Churches (Cefalu Diocese) include the following:
S. Nicolo di Bari (Chiesa Madre, 15th century)
Chiesa di San Michele (14th century, historic)
Chiesa del Rosario (16th century, historic)
S. Paolo Apostolo (Piano Zucchi - suburb of Isnello)

Families researched in these records include the following:
Di Bernardo

Links to other sites about Isnello 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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