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Roccapalumba (Palermo Province) is 65 km. from Palermo, alt. 550 m., on the River Torto, between the highland of La Rocca to the West and Il Pizzo to the Northeast, area 31.4 sq. km., pop. over 3,000, post-code 90020, tel. 091. Agricultural economy.

It was recognized as a town in the 18th century. It was created in 1639 by the Ansalone family who favored the immigration of settlers in their Palumba fief. In 1714 the town and its surrounding territory became the possession of the Moncada family, the Princes of Larderia, who kept it for over a century.

The rock towering over the town is the home of various interesting species of birds.

Churches (Palermo Diocese) include the following:
SS. Pietro e Paolo Apostoli (Chiesa Madre, 17th century and rebuilt after the 1823 earthquake)
SS. Crocifisso
The Sanctuary of the Madonna della Luce (historic)
Maria SS. del Rosario (Regalgioffoli - suburb of Roccapalumba)

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to other sites about Roccapalumba include:
Roccapalumba Photos
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Sicilian Net

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily, Part 1 and Part 2 is now available on 2 CDs. 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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