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Sutera (Caltanissetta Province) is 63 km from Caltanissetta, alt. 590 km, on the slopes of Monte Paolino, area 35.5 sq km, pop. 1,942, post-code 93010, tel. 0934. Agricultural economy: cereals, almonds, olives.

The territory has been inhabited since prehistory. The Arabs fortified the site, while the town began to develop at the foot of the mountain in the area of the present-day quarter of Rabato. In 1366 it became a domain of the Chiaromonte family, who promoted the development of the twon until the 16th century, when many of its inhabitants left for the other recently founded centers (Acquaviva, Campofranco, Caltanissetta). In 1905 a landslide on Monte San Paolino seriously damaged the urban structures; this mountain, with its unusual cusped shape, provides an unforgettable image of itself and of the town at its foot.

Churches (Caltanissetta Diocese) include the following:
Our Lady of Assumption (Matrice)
Chiesa del Carmine (historic)
Chiesa di San Giovanni (historic)
Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Agonizzanti (historic)
Convento di Santa Maria delle Grazie (historic)
Sant'Agata (15th century)
Santuary of San Paolino (former Convent of the Philippine Fathers are at the summit of Monte San Paolino; 17th century; historic)

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to other sites about Sutera 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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