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Marianopoli (Caltanissetta Province) is 35 km. from Caltanissetta, alt. 720 m., in the hills between the Rivers Platani and Salso, area 13, pop. over 2600, post-code 93010, tel. 0934. Economy is agriculture, cattle, sheep and pig farming.

Founded in 1726 by Baron Lombardo della Scala, in the Manchi fief, it was populated by Greeks from Epirus. It took its present name in 1801.

The Archaeological Museum exhibits local material from prehistoric to Greek times.

The excavation zone extends around the town and includes a prehistoric necropolis and Greek tombs, as well as part of the ancient town.

Churches (Caltanissetta Diocese) include the following:
Maria SS. Addorata tit. S. Prospero (Matrice)

Links to other sites about Marianopoli include:
Marianopoli 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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