Palazzo Adriano

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Palazzo Adriano
Comune di Palazzo Adriano
Piazza Umberto I.
Piazza Umberto I.
Coat of arms of Palazzo Adriano
Coat of arms
Location of Palazzo Adriano
Palazzo Adriano is located in Italy
Palazzo Adriano
Palazzo Adriano
Location of Palazzo Adriano in Italy
Palazzo Adriano is located in Sicily
Palazzo Adriano
Palazzo Adriano
Palazzo Adriano (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°40′55″N 13°22′45″E / 37.68194°N 13.37917°E / 37.68194; 13.37917
Metropolitan cityPalermo (PA)
 • MayorSalvatore Masaracchia
 • Total129 km2 (50 sq mi)
(31 May 2009)
 • Total2,331
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code091
Bourbon Castle.

Palazzo Adriano (Pallaci in arbëresh,[1] U Palàzzu in sicilian[2]) is a town and comune of Arbëresh origin in the Metropolitan City of Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy.


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


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

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^

    Toso, 2008

    — 163, nota 44
  2. ^


    — 468

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