Castellammare del Golfo

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Castellammare del Golfo
Comune
Comune di Castellammare del Golfo
Castellammare del Golfo is located in Italy
Castellammare del Golfo
Castellammare del Golfo
Location o Castellammare del Golfo in Italy
Coordinates: 38°2′N 12°53′E / 38.033°N 12.883°E / 38.033; 12.883
Kintra Italy
Region Sicily
Province Trapani (TP)
Frazioni Balata di Baida, Scopello, Guida Loca, Fraginesi, Lu Baruni
Government
 • Mayor Marzio Bresciani
Area
 • Total 127 km2 (49 sq mi)
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 14,908
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym Castellammaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 91014
Balata di Baida: 91010
Diallin code 0924
Patron saunt Maria SS. del Soccorso
Saunt day 21 August
Website Offeecial wabsteid

Castellammare del Golfo (Sicilian: Casteddammari) is a toun an comune in the Sicilian Province o Trapani. The name is roughly translatit "Sea- Fortress (castle (on the) sea) o the Gulf", derivin frae the medieval fortress in the harbor. The body o watter it sits upon an aw takes its name frae the fortress, Golfo di Castellammare.

In auncient times, Castellammare haed been the harbor o Segesta, ane o the main touns o the Elymian fowk.

The castle close tae the sea

Fishin haes been important in Castellammare del Golfo datin back tae auncient times. The day the toun's economy continues tae be based on fishin wi the addition o tourism.

The sma toun is notit, housomeivver, for haein been the birthplace o mony American Mafia figurs, includin Salvatore Maranzano, Stefano Magaddino, Joseph Barbara, Gaspare Milazzo, Peter Magaddino, Giovanni Bonventre, Pietro Caiozzo, Gaspare DiGregorio, Matteo DiGregorio, Sebastiano Domingo, Giovanni D'Anna, Francesco Puma, Camillo Galante, Pietro Crociata, Michele Adamo, Girolamo Asaro, Francesco Garofalo, Giovanni Fiordilino, Giovanni Tartamella, Joseph Buccellato, Francesco Buccellato, Vito Buccellato, Natale Evola, Vincenzo Danna, Charles DiBenedetto, Jimmy Costa, Giovanni Romano, Sasa Parrino, Cola Schiro, Joseph Notaro an Joseph Bonanno.

Frae this name comes an aw the Castellamarese war, fought bi Joe Masseria clan against Salvatore Maranzano clan for the leadership o the Italian Mafia in New York Ceety.

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