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Montelepre (Palermo Province) is 25 km. from Palermo, alt 343 m., between the Punta Raisi to the northwest and Monte Gibilmesi to the southeast, on a hill overlooking the valley of the River Nocella, area 9.9 sq. km. Its population is just over 6000, post-code 90040, tel. 091. Economy: agriculture, sheep farming.

Traces of a 4th century BC settlement have been found in the area. The present town developed in the 17th century around a tower built in 1433 by the Archbishop of Monreale who owned the fief. It belonged to Pietro da Formia, the Vernagallos, the Regalmicis and the Talamancas of Carini. The town has barely spread beyond its 18th century boundaries.

Churches (Monreale Diocese) include the following:
Maria Santissima del Rosario (Chiesa Madre)
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio (17th century, historic)
Santa Rosalia
SS. Salvatore (Sagana - suburb of Montelpre)

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to other sites about Montelepre include:
Ancient Sicily
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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