Campobello di Mazara

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Campobello di Mazara
Comune
Comune di Campobello di Mazara
Rocks of Cusa
Rocks of Cusa
Campobello di Mazara is located in Italy
Campobello di Mazara
Campobello di Mazara
Location of Campobello di Mazara in Italy
Coordinates: 37°38′N 12°45′E / 37.633°N 12.750°E / 37.633; 12.750Coordinates: 37°38′N 12°45′E / 37.633°N 12.750°E / 37.633; 12.750
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Trapani (TP)
Frazioni Tre Fontane, Torretta Granitola
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Castiglion
Area
 • Total 65.83 km2 (25.42 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (30 April 2017)
 • Total 11,770
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Campobellesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 91021
Dialing code 0924
Patron saint St. Vitus
Saint day June 15
Website Official website

Campobello di Mazara (Sicilian: Campubbeddu) is a town in the province of Trapani, Sicily, southern Italy.

Its inhabitants are scattered in the town center and the minor seaside frazioni of Tre Fontane and Torretta Granitola, populated mostly during the summer period. It borders on the neighbouring cities of Mazara del Vallo and Castelvetrano, and is colloquially known just as Campobello.

History[edit]

Campus Belli is the name given by the Romans to the place where the battle between Segesta and Selinunte took place, the name later extended to the town.

Near the town lies Rocche di Cusa, the ancient quarries from which the Selinuntines extracted stone to build temples.

Campobello di Mazara was founded in 1623 by Giuseppe di Napoli, who in 1630 was given it as a dukedom.

Main sights[edit]

  • Cave di Cusa
  • Ducal Palace
  • The Clocktower. About 27 m high, it overlooks the town.
  • Mother Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Palazzo Accardi

Economy[edit]

The town is an agricultural center and is known thanks to its production of olives and wine plantations.

Cultivated fields, mainly olive groves and vines, characterize the landscape of Campobello di Mazara.

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