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Caccamo is located in Italy
Location o Caccamo in Italy
Coordinates: 37°56′N 13°40′E / 37.933°N 13.667°E / 37.933; 13.667Coordinates: 37°56′N 13°40′E / 37.933°N 13.667°E / 37.933; 13.667
ProvincePalermo (PA)
FrazioniSan Giovanni li Greci
 • Total187 km2 (72 sq mi)
521 m (1,709 ft)
 (31 December 2004)
 • Total8,528
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code091
Patron sauntNicasius o Sicily[1]
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Caccamo (Sicilian: Càccamu) is a toun an comune locatit on the Tyrrhenian coast o Sicily in the Province o Palermo.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The offeecial foondin o Caccamo wis no till 1093, when the Normans began biggin the castle on a rocky spur owerleukin a clint. The castle itsel is actually nou bein slowly convertit intae a conference center. On the grund level o the castle is a restaurant " A Castellana". Submergit athin the loch is a stane brig biggit in 1307 on the road that ance linkit the toun wi Palermo. The ceety conteens an attractive 11t-hunderyear cathedral, which wis remodeled in 1477 an 1614. On the side o the cathedral are twa kirks. The Chiesa dell'Anime del Purgatorio (Kirk o the Souls o Purgatory) featurs some stucco wirk in the eastren end an a 18t-hunderyear organ. In the dounstairs are catacombs whaur the skeletons o a nummer o tounsfowk lee in niches alang the waw, a burial practice that lastit frae the 17t hunderyear up tae 1863.

The Festa del Patrono, near the entrance tae the Castle o Caccamo

Syne the 1950s the toun itsel haes lost amaist hauf o its inhabitants tae emigration. Caccamo haulds some great views o the surroondin kintraside, includin the Rosmarina airtificial loch, which wis creatit bi a controversial dam biggit in 1993.

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