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Polizzi Generosa (Palermo Province) is 78 km. from Palermo, alt. 920 m., in the southern Madonie at the summit of a hill in the upper north basin of River Imera North, area 134.3 sq. km., pop. over 4,600, post-code 90028, tel. 0921. Economy: agriculture (cereals, hazelnuts), industry (cheese-making, cement, prefabs).
The town appears to have developed in the late Middle Ages around the castle built by Roger I in 1076. Frederick II granted the town privileges and added to its original name the title of Generosa, probably because it was a rich and populous town, or because of the fertility of the land and the generosity of the inhabitants. In 1348, under Martin the Young, it became a city of the royal domain. Subsequently, it was a fief of various baronial families, before returning once again to the royal domain.
Of interest is the Palazzo dei Rampolla. The town hall occupies the former Jesuit College.
Churches (Cefalu Diocese) include the following:
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