The province of Palermo

Geraci Siculo


Geraci Siculo
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Geraci Siculo (Zip Code 90010) is 172 km. far from Agrigento, 100 km. from Caltanissetta, 138 km. from Catania, 82 km. from Enna, 212 km. from Messina, 119 km. from Palermo, which province it belongs to, 227 km. from Ragusa, 196 km. from Siarcusa, 218 km. from Trapani.

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The Church of S. Maria Maggiore

The municipality has 2.197 inhabitants and its area measures 11.297 hectares for a density of population of 19 inhabitants per square kilometre.

It rises on a montainous internal area and is 1.077 metres above sea-level.

The Town Hall is placed in piazza Municipio n. 10, tel. ++39 0921-643080 fax. ++39 0921-643619.

In the agricultural field the most widespread products are corn, grapes, vegetables, olives.

Important wood, iron, stone works and embroideries. There are springs with an excellent water low in mineral content.

The name of Geraci derives from Greek Ierax that means vulture, perhaps because there are these birds all over the territory. Originary it was a fortified rampart and was conquered by the Muslims in 840 A.D..

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Geraci Siculo

In 1072 it became a county and changed into possession of the Ventimiglia family.

With Giovanni Ventimiglia, in 1438, it turned into a marquisate, the first of all Sicily. The present town centre has risen after the Normans' conquest, when an old fortress was rebuilt and acted as defence.

It has to visit the Church of St. Anna, restored in 1311 by Francesco Ventimiglia and used as a family' Chapel.

Important are also the Church of St. Stefano with Greek-cross plan and the Church of St. Maria La Porta that preserves a Byzantine fresco.

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