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Città di Castelvetrano
Mother Church.
Mother Church.
Castelvetrano is located in Italy
Location o Castelvetrano in Italy
Coordinates: 37°41′0″N 12°47′35″E / 37.68333°N 12.79306°E / 37.68333; 12.79306
RegionSicily Sicily
ProvinceTrapani (TP)
FrazioniTriscina di Selinunte, Marinella di Selinunte
 • MayorGiovanni Pompeo
 • Total206 km2 (80 sq mi)
187 m (614 ft)
 • Total30,516
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code0924
Patron sauntSt. John the Baptist
Saunt day24 Juin
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Castelvetrano (Sicilian: Castedduvitranu) is a toun an comune in the province o Trapani, Sicily, Italy. The archeological steid o Selinunte is locatit athin the territory o the comune. It wis the birthplace o Giovanni Gentile, the key philosopher o the Fascist muivement in Italy.

The toun is predominantly a fermin toun, wi the cultivation o vines an olive trees bein the main focus. Woodwirkin (mainly furnitur) is an aw an important sector.

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The centre o Castelvetrano consists o three linked squares an mony monuments can be foond athin thir auries. The main square is Piazza Garibaldi which is adorned wi mony fine biggins includin the toun's principal kirk, the Chiesa Madre, which in its present form dates back tae the 16t century. Inside the kirk are stuccoes bi Ferraro an Giacomo Serpotta.

Near the kirk is the Municipio (toun haw) an an aw close bi is the Chiesa del Purgatorio, biggit in 1624–64, wi its façade filled wi statues.[1]

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