|The province of Agrigento
Bivona (Zip Code 92010) is 69 Km. distant from Agrigento, the province it belongs to, 103 Km. from Caltanissetta, 220 Km. from Catania, 123 m. from Enna, 306 Km. from Messina, 103 Km. from Palermo, 205 Km. from Ragusa, 286 Km. from Siracusa, 146 Km. from Trapani.
Photo © Municipality of Bivona
The municipality counts 4.449 inhabitants, its surface measures 8.860 hectares, and its population density is of 50 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises on an internal mountain area, 520 meters above the sea-level.
The Town Hall is located in piazza Ducale n. 1, tel. ++39 922 986505 - ++39 922 986510 fax. ++39 922 983123. E-mail address is: email@example.com.
A small mountain town, Bivona boasts an abundant agricultural production of citrus fruits, wheat, olives, almonds, vegetables, and delicious peaches.
These are exhibited in the Sagra della pesca bivona (Festival of Bivona's peaches), held in the moth of August.
The cattle breeding, sheep and swine farms are also present. Handcrafting is especially characterized by the production of wooden chairs, embroidery, and terra-cotta plates.
The name Bivona derives from Ippona, the country town originally erected there. Towards the end of 1200, it became a feud, of the Chiaramonte first, and afterwards of the Peralta family.
Photo © Affinità Elettive
Approximately in 1400, it was conquered by the Luna dynasty, and furthermore, after bloody internal disputes, the suburb became a possession of the Perollo family.
In 1812 the feudal regime was abolished, and Bivona became chief town of the District of Agrigento. From 1818 to 1927, the town became Subintendence and then Superintendence, to whom 12 towns of Agrigento referred to.
Unique is the the gothic Portale dei Chiaramonte (Doorway of Chiaramonte), built during the XIV century. Remarkable is the Palazzo Marchese Greco (Marchese Greco Building), symbol of the Sicilian baroque.
Noteworthy are also the Chiesa Madre erected during the XVII century, that beholds an exemplary Black Crucifix, and the Chiesa di Santa Rosalia and its statue of the homonymous Saint.