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Santo Stefano Quisquina (Agrigento Province) is 73 km. from Agrigento, alt. 730 m., in the Monti Sicani on the northwestern slopes of the Serra Quisquina, area 85.9 sq. km., pop. over 5600, post-code 92020, tel. 0922. Economy: agriculture (cereal, citrus fruit, olive oil, fruit, sumac); dairy products.
The Arabic hamlets of Rahaltavilla (near Quisquina Wood) and Santo Stefano di Melia were situated here, not far from the Basilian monastery. The first nucleus of the present-day town probably dates back to the reign of Frederick II of Aragon (1296- 1337), when it was a fief of Giovanni Caltagirone. Later it was the domain of the Sinisis, the de Agijs, the Larcans and the Ventimiglias.
The Baronial Palace, built by Giuseppe Emanuele Ventimiglia in 1745, and an 18th century fountain are in Piazza Castello. Also of interest is the Ethno-Anthropological Museum on via Lorenzo Panepinto.
Churches (Agrigento Diocese) include the following:
San Nicolo' di Bari (Chiesa Madre, 16th century)
B.M.V. del Carmelo
Chiesa del Purgatorio (historic)
Chiesetta del SS. Sacramento (18th century, historic)
Chiesa di San Francesco di Sales (1723, historic)
Families researched in these records include the following:AlbanoBinoBologneseBondiBullosaCannovaD'Angelodi PietroDi SalvoFarraroFerlitaFulisaGrecoGreco LucchinaLodatoLucchinaMaidaMassaroMassaro CenereMilazzoPalermoPalermo PallePecoraroPidalaQuartararoReinaTuzzolinoValenti
Links to other sites about Santo Stefano Quisquina include:
Santo Stefano Quisquina
Santo Stefano Quisquina Photos
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 1997-2010
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