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Villafrati (Palermo Province) is 36 km. from Palermo, alt. 450 m., on the eastern slopes of Rocca Busambra, on the bank of the River Milicia, area 25.6 sq. km., pop. over 3400, post-code 90030, tel. 091. Economy: agriculture, timber.

Founded in the first half of the 18th century by Vincenzo Filangeri of the Counts of San Marco.

Of interest is the Villa Sammarco, built in the 18th century with a central garden.

Third Sunday in September- Angel's Flight is celebrated with children suspended with heavy ropes as angels reciting psalms as part of the procession in Villafrati.

Churches (Palermo Diocese) include the following:
SS. Trinita (Chiesa Madre)

Families researched in these records include the following:
Lo Bue

Links to other sites about Villafrati 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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