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Blufi (Zip Code 90020) is 136 km. far from Agrigento, 66 km. from Caltanissetta, 135 km. from Catania, 43 km. from Enna, 232 km. from Messina, 124 km. from Palermo, which province it belongs to, 188 from Ragusa, 215 km. from Siracusa, 223 km. from Trapani.
Photo © Municipality of Blufi
The municipality has 1.338 inhabitants and its area is 2.056 hectares for a density of population of 65 inhabitants per square kilometre. The small town rises on a hii zone and is 720 above sea-level.
The Town Hall is placed in via Indipendenza n. 1, tel. ++39 0921-648000 fax. ++39 0921-648425.
A small agricultural centre we can find among its products corn, citrus fruit, olives, almonds, grapes and vegetables.
The of Blufi derives from a cucurbitaceae called in Arabic Buluf. It is one of the smallest municipality of the Madonie and has the typical town-planning that characterizes the small Sicilian centres. It is a new municipality founded in 1972. In fact before this year it was part of Petralia Soprana another town.
Photo © Edizioni Leopardi
Blufi is a very interesting place and is the destination of many pilgrimages for the presence of the Sanctuary of the Madonna of oil.
In fact near it there is an old spring from which a mineral oil outcrops and some curative powers are attributed to it.
Another characteristic place is the Ponte a tre Archi (The Bridge with three Arches), belonging to the romantic period, it is very evocative and its work is very good.