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The province of Caltanissetta

Resuttano

A panoramic view of Resuttano
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Resuttano (Zip Code 93010) is 106 Km. distant from Agrigento, 34 Km. from Caltanissetta, which is the town it belongs to, 150 Km. from Catania, 53 Km. from Enna, 238 Km. from Messina, 120 Km. from Palermo, 118 Km. from Ragusa, 225 Km. from Siracusa, 215 Km. from Trapani.

The municipality counts 2.654 inhabitants, its surface measures 3.825 hectares, and its population density counts 69 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises over an internal hilly area, 642 meters above the sea-level.

The Town Hall is located in piazza Vittorio Emanuele III, tel. ++39 0934-673022 fax. ++39 0934-4673869.

E-mail address is: info@comune.resuttano.cl.it.

Photo © Walter Lo Cascio The ruins of the castle

The agriculture privileges the cultivation of wheat, olives, and almonds, exhibited during the annual Fiera Agricola (Agricultural Fair), held in the month of September.

The name Resuttano derives from the Middle Age Latin term Res suttana, that means the lowest land. The suburb had Arab origins, as an Arab castle testifies so. In 1337, it was residence of King Federico II of Aragona.

During the XIV century, it was owned by the Ventimiglia family, it then passed to the Duke of Campobello, Giuseppe di Napoli, and remained his family's possession until 1812, when feudality was abolished.

The most outstanding monuments are the Chiesa Madre erected during the XVIII century, dedicated to the Immacolata Concezione (Immaculate Conception), and the eighteenth century Palazzo Mazzarino.

Also noteworthy are the numerous remains of the Arab Castle, as well as the notorious Cappella del Calvario.