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Madonie Region, Palermo Province, Sicily
Updated 17 July 2001

According to my learned friend Grace Lancieri Olivo, there are 14 'subdivisions' of the Palermo province. (Grace edits the Comunes of Italy magazine.) 
Petralia Sottana is in the subdivision called "Madonie". This page 
provides links (including surname sites) for some of 
the larger towns. 

These links provide a sort of "armchair tour" of the region, so you can get a feel for this area of Sicily. In the eighteen months that I've been maintaining 
this site, many more images and articles have become available. 
I am very happy to see this trend.

If your Madonie town or village isn't listed here, email me 
with the town name and at least one link.

Many of these are in Italian, so use your translator if you do 
not read the language.
General Area Websites

Il comune delle Madonie (click on the gold lettering, and a list of towns will appear)
Michelin map of Palermo province
Towns in the Palermo province
Descriptions of Palermo province towns
New Palermo Province comunes
Church names, parishes and towns
A GRAND tour of the villages (excellent)
More grand tour
New Rural Sicily descriptions
Another town list
Population counts
An itinerary
Mentions of towns in the area
A short tour of "old houses"
An index to this magazine's issues
The diocese of Cefalu 
List of churches in the diocese
Flora and fauna
Photos of the Madonie region
Festivals by month
More on festivals (all the towns)
Castles in the province
Send a photocard! (lots of towns)
New Flora and fauna of Sicily
New Palermo towns
New Search for your surname! Click on a town at the bottom of the page, then search under ""Local family names"

Madonie Park
The Madonie Park Preserve contains a great deal of Sicily's animal and plant life. Look at the links below to read about some of its special "residents."

Map of the park and the towns
Features of the Madonie Park
More on the Park
More on the Park
Photos
Park website 
 

The Madonie area encompasses these towns:
Alimena
Some images (click on them to view)
LoVecchio Family Researching names in Alimena and Gangi
A town site
Photos
New Search for your family names!
Blufi
Our Lady of the Olives Sanctuary
Photos
More information
Sangiacomo Surname
About the town
The Madonna of the Olives (interesting)
More on Blufi and the Madonna (Italian text and many photos)
New Search for your family names!
Bompietro
Photos
A little about the town
New Photo Collection
New Search for your family names!
Caltavuturo
Something about the town
Some images
Photos
Another link to the town
Saeli Surname
Guarnieri Surname
Another Guarnieri Page
San Fratello, D'Anna Surnames
News article - artifact from Caltavuturo
New Search for your family names!
Campofelice di Roccella
About the town
Grasso Family Has ancestors from Campofelice
Giro di Sicilia The famous road race comes again to Sicily
Photos
New Panepinto Family
New Search for your family names!
Castelbuono
The town
Here's one
Another
Castelbuono (click on tour fotografico)
A map of its location, and how to get there
Another photo
More photos
Another city site
A hotel
New Search for your family names!
Castellana Sicula
The town's website (images - click on the picture frame on the right, then click the images on the left under "scorci")
About the town
Photos
Artist Michele Guinta and his area paintings
Area churches
An article from Sikania Magazine
New Search for your family names!
Cefalu
The town
Official Tourist Board
Official Site
Some images (click on a file to view it)
Photos
The Cimino Family
New Search for your family names!
Collesano
Info on the town (in Italian)
Some images (click on a file to view it)
Photos
Images of Holy Week by Maurizio DiStefano
New Search for your family names!
Gangi
New Comune di Gangi (look at the photos)
Another website for Gangi Great photo, lots of links!
A nearby estate and their cookbook
A church
LoVecchio Family Researching names in Alimena and Gangi
A neat story about Gangi
Another article about Gangi In Italian
In English
Photos
Another site that's being built
An article about Gangi and Polizzi Generosa
New A resort
New Search for your family names!
Geraci Siculo
About the town
A little more
Photo
Photo of a church
New Search for your family names!
Gratteri
Town website
Some images (click on a file to view)
Farm Holiday site
An article on Gratteri
Another farm holiday
Photos
Driving Tour
Ancient Church images
Another article
Some family names from Gratteri
New Search for your family names!
Isnello
Isnello on line (this is a good site)
A little about the town
Photos
A short article
Manzella and Scelsi surnames
A hotel
Another site with info
Fava Bean Festival and a recipe
18th Century artist Vito D'Anna
New Search for your family names!
Lascari
Driving tour
Photos
New Search for your family names!
Petralia Soprana
Index in English (lots to look at here)
About the town
Another page
History
A hotel
Another site
The Church
An agriculturist named Natale from near Petralia Soprana (my friend)
Saccu - a frazione (berg) of Petralia Soprana
New A Photo Collection
New Tim Capstack's Petralia Surnames
New Search for your family names!
Petralia Sottana
Photos by my cousin Rich Ingato
My page of Petralia Sottana links
Messineo and Borgese families
Magazine article with photos
An article with photos by Marcello Scorciapino
New Search for your family names!
Polizzi Generosa
Website
About the town
Commerce and wares
Neat article
Photos
Borgese family research from P. Generosa
An article about Gangi and Polizzi Generosa
New An "agroturistico" (farm resort) near Polizzi
New Search for your family names!
Pollina
About the town
Magazine article
Photos
New More about Pollina
New Search for your family names!
San Mauro Castelverde
A little info on the town
A tour of the area
Tourist attractions and farm holidays
Photos
More info
New Search for your family names!
Scillato
A little about the town
Photos
Pictures and stories
New Search for your family names!

 
 
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