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Sommatino (Caltanissetta Province) is 28 km from Caltanissetta, alt. 359 m, on a ridge between the Rivers Salso and Gibbesi, area 34.7 sq km, pop. 8,262, post-code 93019, tel. 0922. Agriculture: cereals, citrus fruit, olives, wine grapes, fruit, honey; timber.

The Del Porto family founded Sommatino is 1507, 30 years after taking possession of the area. The fief later passed to the Lucchesis and the Lanza di Trabias.

Of interest: Town Hall (19th century).

Churches (Caltanissetta Diocese) include the following:
Santa Margherita (Chiesa Madre; 18th century)
S. Antonio Abate
S. Maria Addolorata

Families researched in these records include the following:
De Gregorio

Links to other sites about Sommatino 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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