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Villarosa (Enna Province) is 18 km from Enna, alt. 523 m, in the Monti Erei, on the ridge between the River Imera and its left-hand tributary, the River Marelli, area 55 sq km, pop. 6,264, post-code 94010, tel. 0935. Agricultural economy.

The existence of a hamlet, called San Giacomo di Bombinetto, is recorded in the 16th Century This was destroyed by the earthquake in 1693. The modern town was founded in the 18th Century by Placido Notarbartolo, second Duke of Villarosa, with the name of San Giacomo di Villarosa.

The town spread out considerably in the second half of the 19th Century, thanks the exploitation of nearby sulphur mines. The rectangular layout of the town was planned with mathematical precision by the painter Rosa Ciotti of Resuttano.

Nearby is Lake Villarosa.

Churches (Piazza Armerina Diocese) include the following:
San Giacomo Maggiore (Chiesa Madre)
Immacolata Concenzione
San Giuseppe (Villapriolo - suburb of Villarosa)

Families researched in those records include the following:

Links to other sites about Villarosa include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Sicilian Net
Villarosa Photos

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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