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Bivona (Agrigento Province
) is 66 km. from Agrigento
, alt. 503 m., on the Monti Sicani, on the southern slopes of Pizzo di Naso, area 88.6 sq. km., pop. over 5000, post-code 92010, tel. 0922. Agricultural economy: citrus fruit, wheat, olive oil, vegetables.
The earliest references to Bivona is 1172, the hamlet was ceded to the Genoese Admiral Giovanni Corrado De Aurea in the 14th century. He built a castle there. In 1374, it became a possession of Giovanni Chiaromonte, Count of Caccamo, and later of the Peralta family. In the 15th century, following the marriage of Margherita Peralta and Artale De Luna, it belonged to the De Luna family. A long and bloddy quarrel followed between the Peraltas of Sciacca and the De Lunas of Bivona, culminating in the massacre of the inhabitants of the town in 1529.
Churches (Agrigento Diocese
) include the following:
Santa Rosalia (Chiesa Madre, 14th century)
Families researched in those records include the following:Adrignolo, Alia, Amato, Arico, Balello, Bellomo, Bondi, Bordonaro, Bugali, Bullosa, Cammarata, Camponeri, Canella, Cannella Canzoneri, Cappellano, Cardinale, Carlino, Caruso, Castelli, Cavallaro, Cerasa, Ciccarello, Ciduffa, Cina, Cirronti, Columbo, Corbo, Cosenza, Costa, Cutro, di Falco, di Filippo, di Girolamo, di Noto, di Paola, Ferraro, Ficarella, Galesco, Gelardi, Gambino, Gennaro, Giambertino, Guerico, India, Gullo, li Gambari, Lisi, Lodato, lo Forte, Maida, Mantia, Maranese, Marcellaro, Marciante, Massaro, Mazzerra, Morreale, Mule, Noto, Panepinto, Penzato, Perzia, Rallo, Ruvolo, Salemi, Sardigna, Sciarrabba, Scimeca, Scorna, Sedita, Siragusa Spallino, Tamburrello, Terlita, Tortorici, Traina, Trizzino, Vasile
Links to other sites about Bivona include:
Italian Postal Codes
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.
© Kathy Kirkpatrick 1997-2009
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