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Santa Margherita di Belice (AG) |
Santa Margherita di Belice (Agrigento Province) is 101 km. from Agrigento, alt. 400 m., on the hills between the Rivers Belice, Carboi and Senore, area 67.1 sq. km., pop. over 6700, post-code 92018, tel. 0925. Economy: agriculture (grapes, prickly pears, wheat); wine.
Founded in 1572 by Antonia Corbera on the site of the pre-existing Arabic hamlet of Menzil el-Sindi, it was devastated by the earthquake in 1968 and rebuilt in the same place.
Of interest are the Palazzo Filangeri (17th century) and Palazzata (18th century).
Churches (Agrigento Diocese) include the following:
Maria Vergine del Rosario (Chiesa Madre, 17th century)
San Antonio Abate
Families researched in these records include the following:AbateAbruzzoAmodeoArmatoBilelloCacioppoCampoCastigliaCosenzaFerraroGiambalvoIannazzoInsingaIppolitoLa SalaMaggioMangiaracinaMarinoMasisoriMoricaleMorrealeRiccaRossienoSaittaSaladinoSalvatoScarpullaValentiZummo
Links to other sites about Santa Margherita di Belice include:
Santa Margherita di Belice
Italian Postal Codes
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© Kathy Kirkpatrick 1997-2008
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