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Bagheria

 

Bagheria
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A particular of Bagheria

Bagheria (Zip Code 90011) is 138 km. distant from Agrigento, 133 km. from Caltanissetta, 237 km. from Catania, 159 km. from Enna, 247 km. from Messina, 15 km. from Palermo, which province it belongs to, 271 km. from Ragusa, 281 km. from Siracusa, 114 km. from Trapani.

The municipality has 53.247 inhabitants and its area covers 2.968 hectares for a density of population of 1.794 inhabitants per square kilometre.

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Mother Church

Bagheria rises on a hill near the coast and is 76 meters abive sea-level.

The Town Hall is placed in corso Umberto I, tel. ++39 091-904664 fax. ++39 091-902093.

It is a populous trading centre placed on a soft slope among green extents of citrus fruit, medlar and olive trees in front of sea and Mount Catalfano.

The name of Bagheria derives from Arabic word Bacar that means cowhouse. The centre had its origin in the second half of the XVII century with the building of the residence of the prince Giuseppe Branciforte and with the following cultivation of surrounding lands.

So others villas were built in the neighbourhood of the town and later the settling expanded till to became like it is now in the present town.

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A church of Bagheria

Bagheria is renowned for its eighteenth century palaces and for its sumptuous noble villas such as Butera's, Valguarnera's, Ramacca's, Villarosa's and above all like Villa Palagonia, most famous like Villa of monsters because of the presence of 62 bizarre and monstrous sculptures, wished by the prince Ferdinando Francesco Gravina from Palagonia in 1715.

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