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Partinico (Palermo Province) is 29 km. from Palermo, alt 175 m., in the highest part of the Plain of Partinico, northwest of Monte Cesaro, area 110.3 sq. km. Its population is just over 27,400, post-code 90047, tel. 091. Economy: agriculture (citrus fruit, almonds, olives, grapes), foodstuffs, and wine.

Called Parthenicum in the Itinerary of Antoninus, at the beginning of the 3rd century and by Arab historians. In Norman times it was inhabited mainly by Muslims who cultivated cotton and henna. Abandoned in 1309, it became a possession of the Cistercians of Santa Maria di Altofonte who improved the territory and re-founded the town.

Of interest is the Civic Museum which displays archaeological finds of the area, contemporary art, and an anthropological section including various instruments and Sicilian carts.

Churches (Monreale Diocese) include the following:
Maria SS. Annunziata (Chiesa Madre, 18th century)
Chiesa di San Giuseppe (historic)
Maria SS. degli Agonizzanti
Maria SS. del Carmine
Maria SS. del Rosario
S. Cuore
San Gioacchino
Santa Caterina da Siena
Santa Maria degli Angeli
SS. Salvatore
San Francesco di Paola (Fondachelli - suburb of Partinico)
Maria SS. del Rosario (Parrini - suburb of Partinico)

Families researched in those records include the following:

Links to other sites about Partinico 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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