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The town developed around the Norman castle in the 14th century. It is referred to as Petralia inferior, to distinguish it from Petralia superior, or Soprana.
On the first Sunday after the festivity of Ferragosto (15th August) is the Ballo-pantomima della Cordella (Rope Dance) and traditional nuptial procession.
Churches (Cefalu Diocese) include the following:
Families researched in those records include the following:
Links to other sites about Petralia Sottana include:
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