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Poggioreale (Trapani Province) is 65 km from Trapani, alt. 189 m, in the Upper Belice Valley, near Monte Castellazzo, area 37.5 sq km, pop. 1,820, post-code 91020, tel. 0924. Agricultural economy.

An archaeological area (it can be visited) possibly dating from the 7th century BC has been identified on Monte Castellazzo. The town of Poggioreale (alt. 393 m), founded in 1642 at the foot of the mountain by Francesco Morso, was severely damaged by the earthquake in 1968 and abandoned; from a distance it looks intact. Town rebuilt nearby, lovely festival during Feast of San Giuseppe in March, each year.

Also: The Civic Folklore and Archaeological Museum

Churches (Trapani Diocese) include the following:

Maria SS. Immocolata (Chiesa Madre, built in 1985)

Links to other sites about Poggioreale include:

Ancient Sicily
Poggioreale Photos
Sicilian Net
Sicily Web
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes

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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