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Pollina (Palermo Province) is 98 km. from Palermo, alt. 730 m., in the northern Madonie, on a rocky outcrop near the Tyrrhenian coast, area 50 sq. km., pop. over 3,200, post-code 90010, tel. 0921. Economy: agriculture (chestnuts, almonds, walnuts, olives, eggs), and industry (building material).

The town is thought to stand on the site of the ancient Apollonia. It developed in the late Middle Ages around the castle, which was conceded in 1178 to the Diocese of Cefalu. In 1321 it became a barony of the Ventimiglia family.

Of interest is the Teatro di Pietrarosa which is used for performances of classical plays during the summer.

Churches (Cefalu Diocese) include the following:
Ss. Giovanni e Paolo
Maria SS. della Lettera (Finale - suburb of Pollina)

Links to other sites about Pollina 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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