Verdura

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Verdura
Origin Lake Favara
Mouth Torre Verdura
Basin countries Italy
Length 53 km (33 mi)
Basin area 422 km2 (163 sq mi)

Verdura is a river of southern Sicily. Its source is in Lake Favara, and flows into the Sicily Channel at Torre Verdura, between Sciacca and Ribera.

Course[edit]

The upper reaches are known as the Sosio, becoming the Verdura after it is joined by the Lisandro. It is 53 km long, with a catchment area of 422 km². There are two hydroelectric dams, at Cristia and Favara. The fertile valley produces Navel oranges, almonds, wine and olive oil.

See also[edit]

  • Fulco di Verdura, jeweller, and the last person to bear the now-defunct Sicilian ducal title of Verdura.

Notes and references[edit]

Coordinates: 37°28′N 13°12′E / 37.467°N 13.200°E / 37.467; 13.200