The province of Enna
Cerami (Zip Code 94010) is 182 Km. distant from Agrigento, 110 Km. from Caltanissetta, 81 Km. from Catania, 69 Km. from Enna, which is the province it belongs to, 151 Km. from Messina, 155 Km. from Palermo, 178 Km. from Ragusa, 139 Km. from Siracusa, 254 Km. from Trapani.
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The municipality counts 2.954 inhabitants, its surface measures 9.487 hectares, and its population density counts 31 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises over an internal mountain area, 1.000 meters above the sea-level.
The Town Hall is located in via Umberto n. 35/39, tel. ++39 0935-939011 fax. ++39 0935-939040.
A charming Middle Age style town, Cerami is outstanding for the conspicuous production of cereals, olives, grapes, and almonds. Cattle breeding and sheep farms are flourishing, exhibited during the annual Cattle Fair held in the month of August.
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The name Cerami derives from the Greek term Keràmion, that means terra-cotta. The first inhabited center rose during the IV century B.C..
The current suburb rose approximately in the XI century, and it belonged to the Count of Policastro, Simone d'Altavilla, and then to his son Manfredi.
It was conquered by the Arnaldo family, and was subsequently bestowed to the Antiochia family, thus to the Manna noblemen. In 1336, the town was acquired by noblemen Rosso, who beheld it until the abolition of the feudal rights.
The most outstanding monuments are the Chiesa Madre dedicated to S. Ambrogio of the XVI century, preserving a statue of the Madonna col Bambino (Madonna and Child) by Gagini (1478-1536), the gothic Church of the Madonna del Carmelo, and the baroque Church of the Abbey, that beholds a Byzantine style painting of the Madonna.
The territory hosts several archeological areas, such as the Raffo district where remains of a Greek necropolis were discovered.
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