The province of Agrigento



A particular view of Ribera
Photo © Roberto Meli

Ribera (Zip Code 92016) is 44 Km. distant from Agrigento, the province it belongs to, 114 Km. from Caltanissetta, 236 Km. from Catania, 155 Km. from Enna, 327 Km. from Messina, 115 Km. from Palermo, 178 Km. from Ragusa, 261 Km. from Siracusa, 125 Km. from Trapani.

Photo © Affinità Elettive The mother church

The municipality counts 20.912 inhabitants, its surface measures 11.867 hectares, and its population density is of 176 per square kilometre. It rises on a hilly area, 220 meters above the sea-level.

The Town Hall is located in corso Umberto n. 50, tel. ++39 0925-61184 fax. ++39 0925-540137, toll free number 800295020 (only for italian residence).

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A big agricultural center, Ribera out stands for the conspicuous production of strawberries, grapes, almonds, olives, fruit, and excellent oranges, exhibited during the annual Orange Festival.

Noteworthy are the sheep farms and cattle breeding. The typical handicraft work includes wooden and wrought iron objects.

Photo © Roberto Meli 

A particular of Ribera

It is interesting to remember that the town was named Ribera in 1627 by its founder, Prince Luigi Moncada of Paternò, who wished to honor his wife Maria Fan de Ribera by doing so.

In 1713, the suburb became a possession of the noble Toledo family, headed by Giuseppe duke of Ferrandina. He made every effort to lead the town towards a considerable demographic and economical development. Subsequently, the town achieved its autonomy.

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The Castle

Beautiful to visit are 1600's renaissance Chiesa Madre, the XIV century Castello di Poggio Diana erected by will of the Counts Luna, and the home where statesman Francesco Crispi was born.

The notorious politician Francesco Crispi was born in Ribera (1819-1901); among other numerous and remarkable assignments, he was nominated Prime Minister, from 1887 to 1891, and from 1893 to 1896.

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