Palazzo Adriano

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Palazzo Adriano
Comune
Comune di Palazzo Adriano
Piazza Umberto I.
Piazza Umberto I.
Coat of arms of Palazzo Adriano
Coat of arms
Palazzo Adriano is located in Italy
Palazzo Adriano
Palazzo Adriano
Location of Palazzo Adriano in Italy
Coordinates: 37°40′55″N 13°22′45″E / 37.68194°N 13.37917°E / 37.68194; 13.37917
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Palermo (PA)
Government
 • Mayor Salvatore Masaracchia
Area
 • Total 129 km2 (50 sq mi)
Population (31 May 2009)
 • Total 2,331
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90030
Dialing code 091
Bourbon Castle.

Palazzo Adriano (Sicilian: Palazzu) is a town and comune in the province of Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy.

History[edit]

The first mention of a casale Arianum dates from before 1060 under the reign of the Norman Roger I of Sicily. More reliable is information about the hamlet of Palazzo Adriano reported in a 1243 document. Since 1282, the fiefs land holdings that now constitute the area of Palazzo Adriano saw more than thirty baronies granted leases by the abbots of the monastery of Santa Maria di Fossanova.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of Maria SS. Assunta (16th century), of Byzantine rite
  • Church of Maria SS. del Lume (18th century), of Latin rite
  • Church of Maria SS. del Carmelo (16th century). It has a single nave, with a portal with Corinthian columns.
  • Sanctuary of San Nicola (16th century)
  • Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie (16th century)
  • Bourbon Castle

Culture[edit]

In 1988, Giuseppe Tornatore also chose Palazzo Adriano as the setting for his film Nuovo Cinema Paradiso.

Notable people[edit]

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