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Comitini (Agrigento Province) is 17 km. from Agrigento, alt. 350 m., midway along the Platani valley, on the Cumatino Hill from which it takes its name, area 21.7 sq. km., pop. over 900, post-code 92020, tel. 0922. Economy: agriculture (olives, almonds, citrus fruit, grapes).
Founded at the end of the 15th century by Gastone di Bellacera, in 1627 it became a fief of the Gravina family, who in 1673 were elevated to the level of princes. The town developed in the 19th century and in the first half of this century, thanks to the neighboring sulphur mines described by Luigi Pirandello in his novel "The Old And Young".
Of interest is the Palazzo Bellacera (1631) and Town Hall (18th century) on Piazza Umberto I.
Churches (Agrigento Diocese) include the following:
San Giacomo Apostolo (Chiesa Madre, 17th century)
Families researched in these records include the following:Sciarratta
Links to other sites about Comitini 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 1997-2008
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