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Vicari (Palermo Province) is 50 km. from Palermo, alt. 700 m., in the basin of the River San Leonardo, on the summit of Monte Sant'Angelo, area 85.7 sq. km., pop. over 3,400, post-code 90020 tel. 091. Economy: agriculture, cement industry.
It is first mentioned by the Arab geographer Edrisi. Count Roger built a castle here where he lived in 1077, many groups of Lombards settled here in the same period. Later it became a fief of the Chiaramontes, who rebuilt the castle in the 14th century. The castle is famous for having offered refuge to Charles I of Anjou's justiciar, Jean de Saint-Remy, who was murdered in the War of the Sicilian Vespers.
Of interest is the Norman castle.
Churches (Palermo Diocese) include the following:
Families researched in these records include the following:
Links to other sites about Vicari include:
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