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Sperlinga (Enna Province) is 50 km from Enna, alt. 750 m, in the southern Nebrodi, on the left bank of the River Sperlinga, area 58.8 sq km, pop. 1,043, post-code 94010, tel. 0935. Economy: agriculture (wheat, fruit, olives); potassium salts.

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:
San Giovanni Battista (Chiesa Madre)

Families researched in those records include the following:

Links to other sites about Sperlinga 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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