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Leonforte (Enna Province)is 23 km from Enna, in the Monti Erei, alt. 605 m, on the left of the River Dittaino, area 84.1 sq km, pop. 14,936, post-code 94013, tel. 0935. Agricultural ecnonomy.

Founded in 1610 by Nicolo Placido Branciforte, on the gentle slope of a hill, in pleasant green countryside with an abundance of water.

Of interest is the Palazzo Branciforte and an unusual fountain with 24 spouts called Granfonte (Big Fountain).

Churches (Nicosia Diocese) include the following:

San Giovanni Battista (Chiesa Madre, 17th and 18th centuries)
Chiesa dei Cappuccini (historic)
Maria SS. Annunziata
Maria SS. della Catena
S. Giuseppe
S. Stefano
SS. Salvatore

Links to other sites about Leonforte 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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