|The province of Palermo
Partinico (Zip Code 90047) is 135 km. far from Agrigento, 170 km. from Caltanissetta, 277 km. from Catania, 189 km. from Enna, 284 km. from Messina, 29 km. from Palermo, which province it belongs to, 272 km. from Ragusa, 353 km. from Siracusa, 70 km. from Trapani.
The municipality has 27.381 inhabitants and its area covers 11.032 hectares for a density of population of 248 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises on a plain area and is placed 180 metres above sea-level.
The Town Hall is placed in piazza Umberto I, tel. ++39 091-8913111 fax. ++39 091-8781807 toll free number 800292985 (only for Italian residents).
Partinico is a renowed agricultural centre and produces wine-grapes, vegetables and fruit cultivated in greenhouse, almonds and olives. In handicraft important are wood and iron workings.
Photo © Edizioni Leopardi
Partinico derives from Roman Parthenicum. The name is made up of Parthenos that refers to a temple erected in honour of the godness of hunting Diana and of Inico the original chief town of Sicanian reign. The old village, according to the Arabian geographer Idrisi, was destroyed in the XIII century after the fight between the Angevins and Aragoneses. Only in the XIV century the small town has been repopulated thanks to reclamation made by Cistercians of Santa Maria of Altofonte.
In Partinico it is good to visit the Church of St. Giuseppe with six seventeenth-century paintings, the neoclassic Chiosco della Musica (Kiosk of Music) and the baroque Fountain with eight mouths.
In the history Partinico is recorded for its active partecipation to the movements of "Fasci siciliani dei lavoratori" that began on 9 December 1893.