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Palazzo Adriano (Palermo Province) is 88 km. from Palermo, alt. 696 m., in the upper valley of the River Sosio, area 129.3 sq. km., pop. over 2700. Post-code is 90030, tel. 091. Economy: agriculture, cheese, wool.

Founded in the second half of the 15th century by Greek-Albanian(Arberesh) refugees whose language and traditions have been preserved by their descendants.

Of interest is the octagonal fountain (1600) in the Piazza Grande. The Palazzo Dava is now the Town Hall.

Churches (Piana degli Albanesi Diocese) include the following:
Maria SS. Assunta (Chiesa Madre, 15th century, Greek rite)
Maria SS. del Lume (Latin rite)

Families researched in these records include the following:
Barbota, Basta, Cali, Canella, Carpita, Cavallaro, Conti, Cosenza, Costa, Costanza, Cuccia, D'azzo, Dura, Francaviglia, Gennaro, Grana, Italiano, Licursi, Majaracchia, Milazzo, Parrino, Pillora, Salamone, Schiro, Sciambra, Scinlero, Spada, Vajana, Vanella, Zappanti

Links to other sites about Palazzo Adriano include:
Ancient Sicily
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Sicilian Net

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily, Part 1 and Part 2 is now available on 2 CDs. 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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