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Trabia (Palermo Province) is 33 km. from Palermo, alt. 50 m., on the Tyrrhenian coast west of Termini Imerese, area 20.5 sq. km., pop over 8500, post-code 90019, tel. 091. Economy: agriculture, fishing, mining.

An Arab hamlet rich in water and mills, it is mentioned by Edrisi with the name "At Tarbi'ah" (the square one). From the 14th century it had a tunny fishery. The modern town was founded in 1635 by Prince Ottavio Lanza, Duke of Camastra.

The castle is of medieval origin. The Porta Palermo dates from a few years before the town's 17th century foundation.

Churches (Palermo Diocese) include the following:
S. Petronilla V.M. (Chiesa Madre)
S. Nicola di Bari (San Nicola L'Arena - suburb of Trabia)

Families researched in these records include the following:
Lo Nero

Links to other sites about Trabia include: Trabia Photos Palermo Province

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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