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Ventimiglia di Sicilia (Palermo Province) is 42 km. from Palermo, alt. 540 m., on the River Leonardo, at the foot of Pizzo di Cascio, area 26.7 sq. km., pop. over 2300, post-code 90020, tel. 091. Economy: agriculture (prickly pears, cereals, almonds, olives).

Founded in 1625 by Giovanni Carretto, whose wife Beatrice Ventimiglia in 1627 obtained the title of Princess.

First Sunday in October - Festa of Madonna of Rosario is celebrated with a livestock fair, musical shows and a procession in Ventimiglia di Sicilia.

Churches (Palermo Diocese) include the following:
Immacolata Concezione (Chiesa Madre, 1628)
Chiesetta del Collegio di Maria (18th century, historic)

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to other sites about Ventimiglia di Sicilia 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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