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The province of Caltanissetta

Villalba

A panoramic view of Villalba
 

Villalba (Zip Code 93010) is 68 Km. distant from Agrigento, 51 Km. from Caltanissetta, which is the province it belongs to, 158 Km. from Catania, 70 Km. from Enna, 254 Km. from Messina, 98 Km. from Palermo, 192 Km. from Ragusa, 242 Km. from Siracusa, 197 Km. from Trapani.

Villa Marconi

The municipality counts 2.052 inhabitants, its surface measures 4.130 hectares, and its population density counts 50 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises over an internal hilly area, 620 meters above the sea-level.

The Town Hall is located in via Vittorio Veneto n. 99, tel. ++39 0934-811911 fax. ++39 0934-811943.

E-mail address is: comune.villalba@ediset.it.

A characteristic valley-shaped center, Villalba is outstanding for the cultivation of cereals, grapes, vegetables, tomatoes, and lentils.

The Sagra del Pomodoro (tomato festival) is very particular, held every year in the month of August, where all the products derived by the aforementioned vegetable are exhibited.

Chiesa della Concezione

The name Villalba has Spanish origins, and it means "the white city" because of town's extremely white houses. Since the XII century, the feud was owned by the lords Miccichè.

In 1751, it was acquired by Lord Nicolò Palmieri Calafato, who also achieved the approval for populating it. During the XVIII century the town experienced a remarkable urban and architectural growth.

There are various highly important monuments, such as the Chiesa Madre built in 1700, and the Chiesa della Concezione erected in 1795, preserving a statue by artist Filippo Quattrocchi (first half of the XVIII century).

Noteworthy as well is the Palace of Baron Nicolò Palmieri Morillo, built during the XVIII° century.