Polizzi Generosa

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Polizzi Generosa
Comune di Polizzi Generosa
Polizzi Generosa is locatit in Italy
Polizzi Generosa
Polizzi Generosa
Location o Polizzi Generosa in Italy
Coordinates: 37°48′N 13°59′E / 37.800°N 13.983°E / 37.800; 13.983
Kintra Italy
Region Sicily
Province Palermo (PA)
 • Mayor Salvatore Glorioso (syne 27 Mey 2003)
 • Total 134.33 km2 (51.87 sq mi)
Elevation 917 m (3,009 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Tot 4,530
 • Density 34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Polizzani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90028
Dialin code 0921
Patron saunt San Gandolfo
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Polizzi Generosa (Sicilian: Pulizzi) is a toun an comune (population 4,530) in the Province o Palermo on the island o Sicily, soothren Italy. The toun sits in the hills at 917 metres (3,009 ft) abuin sea level.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The steid o Polizzi haes traces o human presence syne the 6t hunderyear BC, airchaeological fyndins includin coins frae Himera, Carthaginian remains an a Hellenistic necropolis. In the 4t hunderyear it wis a Carthaginian fortress occupied bi mercenars frae Campanie.

The toun probably developit as a population centre in the late Middle Ages, growin aroond the castle built bi the Norman Coont o Sicily Roger I in 1076.

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fowk wi connections tae Polizzi Generosa include:

  • Film directors Martin Scorsese an Antonia Scarpa as well as character actor Vincent Schiavelli, came frae the toun. Schiavelli wis a food an ceukbeuk writer who wrote aboot Polizzi Generosa an his ruits in Many Beautiful Things: Stories and Recipes from Polizzi Generosa an aw.[1] He wis also buried thare when he dee'd.
  • The writer, jurnalist an leeterar critic Giuseppe Antonio Borgese oreeginally came frae the toun.
  • Fashion designer Domenico Dolce, ane hauf o the Dolce & Gabbana clothin company, wis born in the toun.
  • Catholic cardinal Mariano Rampolla wis born in Polizzi Generosa.
  • Valentina Tereshkova, the first wumman tae flee in space, wis awairdit honorar ceetizenship o Polizzi Generosa.

Gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Many beautiful things : stories and recipes from Polizzi Generosa by Vincent Schiavelli (2002 - ISBN 0-7432-1528-1)

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