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Ventimiglia di Sicilia
Ventimiglia di Sicilia (Zip Code 90020) is 122 km. distant from Agrigento, 125 km. from Caltanissetta, 220 km. from Catania, 142 km. from Enna, 241 km. from Messina, 43 km. from Palermo, which province it belongs to, 258 km. from Ragusa, 314 km. from Siracusa, 142 km. from Trapani.
The municipality has 2.223 inhabitants and an area of 2.669 hectares for a density of population of 83 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises on internal hilly area and is 540 metres above sea-level.
The Town Hall is placed in S. Rosalia, tel. ++39 091-8209242 fax. ++39 091-8209311.
Main agricultural products of the place are olives, almonds,
cereals, forages, legumes, and excellent prickly pears which
are displayed yearly in the Feast of the Prickly pear that
takes place in October. Cattle and pig breedings are very
Photo © Edizioni Leopardi
The initial name of Ventimiglia was Calamima from Latin Calamus that means "cane".
In 1625 it was called Ventimiglia in honour of Beatrice Ventimiglia wife of the earl Giovanni Carretto owner of the feud.
Only in 1863 it was added the appositive "di Sicilia" to distinguish it from Ventimiglia in Liguria.
The Cathedral Church with medieval origins is very beautiful to visit. All over the territory there are nature reserves among which we cite Pizzo Cane's and Pizzo Trigna's and the Mazzamuto Grotto.