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An ancient Sicel center, and subsequently Greek and Roman, mentioned by some ancient historians (Diodorus Siculus, Cicero, and Pliny).
It was besieged by the Arabs in 939. In 1299 it was ceded by Frederick II of Aragon as a fief to Scaloro degli Uberti, Count of Assoro. In 1393 it became the property of Vitale Valguarnera, whose descendants governed the town until 1812.
Of interest is the castle and baronial palace.
Churches (Nicosia Diocese) include the following:
Links to other sites about Assoro include:
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