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The province of Agrigento

Catrofilippo

 

View panoramic of Castrofilippo
Photo © Municipality of Castrofilippo

Castrofilippo (Zip Code 92020) is 25 Km. distant from Agrigento, the province it belongs to, 44 Km. from Caltanissetta, 182 Km. from Catania, 85 Km. from Enna, 278 Km. from Messina, 145 Km. from Palermo, 145 Km. from Ragusa, 211 Km. from Siracusa, 198 Km. from Trapani.

The municipality counts 3.444 inhabitants, its surface measures 1.796 hectares, and its population density is of 192 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises on a hilly area, 480 meters above the sea-level.

The Town Hall is located in Piazza del Popolo, tel. ++39 0922-829251 fax. ++39 0922-829266. E-mail address is: comunedicastrofilippo.co@tin.it.

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Particular of Castrofilippo street

A small agricultural town, Castrofilippo boasts the biologic cultivation of grapes, wheat, onions, garlic, and fruit, products that are exhibited during the annual Agriculture Fair in the month of August. Among the dairy products, the local handicrafted pecorino cheese is famous.

The name Castrofilippo means Castello di re Filippo (castle of King Philip), and the town was so called by the Count of Briatico, to honor King Filippo II of Spain. The feudal suburb was founded in 1576, with "licentia aedificandi", by Stefano Monreale, Duke of Metinna and vice king of Sicily. In 1625, Lord Vincenzo Cicala was nominated the town's chief duke. The town became independent as the feudal rights were abolished.

Among the monuments, remarkable is the Chiesa Madre erected during the XVIII century, dedicated to the Madonna del Rosario (of the Rosary).

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  • Phone: +39 0923 / 547983 - +39 0923 / 548695
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