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Vallelunga Pratameno (Caltanissetta Province) is 50 km from Caltanissetta, atl. 472 m, on the left of the torrent Sallacio, ara 39.2 sq km, pop. 4.34, post-code 93010, tel. 0934. Agriculture economy: cereals, vegetables, almonds, olives, grapes.

A small town around an ancient storehouse already existed here in the 16th century, when it was a domain of the Notarbartolo family. The present town was founded in 1633 with licentia populandi. Its name Vallelunga Pratameno (Long Valley, Fair Meadow) is attractive and makes one curious to visit it.

Of interest: Oratorio del Signore (1795).

Churches (Caltanissetta Diocese) include the following:
S. Madonna of Loreto (Chiesa Madre, 1696)
Chiesa della Madonna del Rosario (1770; historic)

Links to other sites about Vallelunga Pratameno 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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