Naro

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Naro
Comune
Comune di Naro
View from the castle
View from the castle
Naro is located in Italy
Naro
Naro
Location of Naro in Italy
Coordinates: 37°18′N 13°48′E / 37.300°N 13.800°E / 37.300; 13.800Coordinates: 37°18′N 13°48′E / 37.300°N 13.800°E / 37.300; 13.800
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Agrigento (AG)
Area
 • Total 207 km2 (80 sq mi)
Elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (December 31, 2011)[1]
 • Total 8,169
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Naresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 92028
Dialing code 0922
Patron saint San Calogero
Saint day June 18
Website Official website

Naro (Sicilian: Naru) is a comune in the province of Agrigento, on the island of Sicily, Italy. It is bounded by the comuni of Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Camastra, Campobello di Licata, Canicattì, Castrofilippo, Delia, Favara, Licata, Palma di Montechiaro, Ravanusa and Sommatino. The naturalised French composer Achille Campisiano (1837–1901) was born in this village.

History[edit]

There was already a settlement in the area of Naro in the Roman era, of which remains such as catacombs and ruins of Roman villas have been found. It was an important fortified town during the Arab and the Norman occupation, and remained a regional centre. The medieval castle, the ruined Norman church and several baroque buildings testify to its rich history.

In the Second World War, Naro was damaged by aerial bombing.

Naro is famous for the festival of its local patron Saint, San Calogero, which is celebrated on June 18. On this day, a statue of the Saint is carried through the city streets in a procession with many participants.

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External links[edit]

  • Media related to Naro at Wikimedia Commons