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Terrasini (Palermo Province) is 34 km. from Palermo, alt. 33 m., on the coast of the Gulf of Castellammare, on the western coast of the Punta Raisi Promontory, area 19.4 sq. km., pop. over 10,800, post-code 90049, tel. 091. Economy: agriculture, mining, fishing, tourism.

In the middle ages it was a fief of the Monastery of San Martino di Monreale and then of the La Grua Talamanca families.

Of interest is the civic museum.

The annual "Festa degli schietti" (bachelors' festival) is an exhibition of strength with tree-lifting trials on Easter Saturday and Sunday, with music, singing, and processions of Sicilian carts.

Churches (Monreale Diocese) include the following:
Maria SS. delle Grazie (Chiesa Matrice, founded in 1684)
Maria SS. del Rosario
Maria SS. della Provvidenza

Families researched in those records include the following:
Accotte, Ajello, Aluja, Amanti, Bologna, Carollo, Catania, Ciaramitaro, Cilluffo, Ciolino, Coluso, Cusimano, D'Alco, del Vallo, di Giuseppe, di Maria, di Mercurio, di Ranno, Evola, Favazza, Frontera, Fronteri, Frontieri, Gerilli, Grasso, Gusmano, Leto, La Fala, Li Cavoli, Linquata, Lombardo, Lucaretta, Maltese, Maniaci, Moceri, Orlando, Palazzola, Palazzolo, Palazzolo, Parisi, Pelando, Pezzati, Randazzo, Scula, Tessiture, Tocca, Tocco, Trentacosta, Zangara, Zerilli

Links to other sites about Terrasini include:
Terrasini Photos
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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