Bivona

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Bivona
Comune
Comune di Bivona
Panorama Bivona 5.jpg
Coat of arms of Bivona
Coat of arms
Bivona in the Province of Agrigento
Bivona in the Province of Agrigento
Bivona is located in Italy
Bivona
Bivona
Location of Bivona in Italy
Coordinates: 37°37′13″N 13°26′26″E / 37.62028°N 13.44056°E / 37.62028; 13.44056
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Agrigento (AG)
Frazioni Santa Filomena, Bacino di Barico
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Panepinto
Area
 • Total 88.57 km2 (34.20 sq mi)
Elevation 503 m (1,650 ft)
Population (28 February 2009)
 • Total 4,004
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bivonesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 92010
Dialing code 0922
Patron saint Saint Rosalia
Saint day 4 September
Website Official website

Bivona is an Italian comune in the Province of Agrigento, Sicily.

Geography[edit]

Bivona is located at the foot of Monti Sicani, in the mainland of Agrigento, on the boundary with the province of Palermo. The communal territory is crossed by the Alba stream, now hidden, which flows into the Magazzolo.

History[edit]

Main sights[edit]

  • The 14th century Mother Church (13th century), of which today only the portal remains.
  • Church of Santa Rosalia
  • Ducal Palace (16th century)
  • Remains of the Castello di Bivona and the walls of Bivona

Festivals and events[edit]

The Most important event in the Summertime of Bivona is the "Peach Festival", that is organized by the local government in the second half of August, and it is the main attraction of the small mountain town. The white Peach of Bivona, in fact, represents, besides a rare deliciousness, the most common cultivation in all region of Bivona.

Economy[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

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