some 3,500 inhabitants, belongs to the Agrigento province. The city
boasts well developed commercial businesses, notably the only foundry
existing in Sicily, important for the production of bells and ceramics.
Agriculture is as much important.
is a city of historical interest, with a castle of Arabian origin
that was conquested and restructured by the Normans. In the following
centuries the castle was owned by several aristocratic families,
among which the Peraltas, until it was acquired by the town municipality.
Today, it is reduced to very miserable conditions.
Mother Church, dedicated to S. Antonio Abate, Burgio’s patron
saint, is worth-seeing. Likely dating from the 12th century and
later refurbished, it is notably renowned for housing a fine Chapel
dedicated to the Madonna of Trapani. It contains some precious works
of art, like a 1600’s statue representing the Virgin Mary
and Child by Vincenzo Gagini. Also worth-mentioning are the Church
of San Giuseppe, with frescoes and precious decorations, the Church
of San Vito, dating from the 1500s and, in the city surroundings,
the Santuario di Rifesi, dedicated to Saint Mary, adjacent to a
Alessandria Della Rocca
Campobello Di Licata
Palma di Montechiaro
Sambuca Di Sicilia
San Biagio Platani
San Giovanni Gemini
S. Margherita di Belice
S. Stefano di Quisquina
Valle Dei Templi
Casa Natale Luigi Pirandello
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