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Already in existence in the 11th Century, and both a Norman and a Swabian stronghold, it remained faithful to the French during the War of the Sicilian Vespers, until it was stormed by Pietro d'Aragona (1283). In the 14th and 15th century, it became a fief of the Ventimiglia family; after 1597 it belonged to the Natoli family who created the modern little town, transforming the old fortified village.
Of interest is the old Norman Castle.
Churches (Nicosia Diocese) include the following:
Families researched in those records include the following:
Links to other sites about Sperlinga include:
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