The province of Palermo



Red cliffs of Terrasini
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Terrasini (Zip Code 90049) is 174 km. distant from Agrigento, 177 km. from Caltanissetta, 248 km. from Catania, 186 km. from Enna, 294 km. from Messina, 35 km. from Palermo, which province it belongs to, 318 km. from Ragusa, 342 km. from Siracusa, 72 km. from Trapani.

The municipality has 10.850 inhabitants and an area of 1.944 hectares for a density of population of 558 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises on a flat area and is 25 metres above sea-level.

The Town Hall is placed in piazza Kennedy, tel. ++39 091-8619011 fax. ++39 091-8682420 toll free number 800219221. E-mail address is:

The agriculture produces citrus fruit, grapes, olives and almonds. Important is the fish production and various sorts of fish is fished so that it is always fresh. The handicraft produces the so-called quartare clay "amphorae".

The old name of Terrasini was "Favarotta" that derives from Arabic Fawar and means "spring". The present name perhaps derives from Latin Terrae sinus because its territory defines on the west the Gulf of Castellammare.
The first inhabited centre has been built during Muslim period and it has enlarged under the Normans. In the Middle Ages the little feudal village was connected to the Monastery of St. Martino of Monreale. Later it became a property of La Grua Talamanca family until the complete abolition of feudal regime.

Photo © Edizioni Leopardi 

Cathedral Church

Among its monuments we count the sumptuos Cathedral Church that comes back to 1700 and some towers typical of the XVIII century like Mulinazzo's, Alba's, and the Torre Capo rama.

In the little town we can find an important Civic Museum which is divided into three sections naturalistic, archaeologic and ethno-anthropologic.

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