Giovanni Gemini is a city of some 8,500 inhabitants in the province
of Agrigento, located on a slope nearby the Cammarata Mount at 670m
a.s.l. and flanked by a green area known as the pineta (pine-wood).
Its origin is strictly related to an earthquake dated 1451. Because
of the collapse of the northern slopes of the Mount, the people
there settled were granted by Count of Cammarata Federico I Abatellis
the permission to migrate to a new site, within the territory of
Cammarata. In 1587, the continued rivalry between the two settlements
led Don Ercole Branciforte, Lord of Cammarata, to split them into
two cities, a division that was to be re-confirmed by Count Don
Luigi Moncada, Lord of San Giovanni, in the early 1700s.
is a mainly agricultural city albeit both trade and industry have
notably developed in the last years. Its territory is home to sites
of high naturalistic interest such as the Cammarata Mount and the
Montagnola Reserves, and the water springs of the Acqua Fitusa,
also used for thermal purposes.
city offers a number of attractions. Among these, are the Mother
Church, dedicated to San Giovanni, completed in the 17th century,
and a 1500’s religious complex comprising a church and a convent,
both dedicated to the Madonna del Carmine.
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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