Polizzi Generosa

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Polizzi Generosa
Comune di Polizzi Generosa
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Coat of arms of Polizzi Generosa
Coat of arms
Polizzi Generosa is located in Italy
Polizzi Generosa
Polizzi Generosa
Location of Polizzi Generosa in Italy
Coordinates: 37°48′N 13°59′E / 37.800°N 13.983°E / 37.800; 13.983
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Palermo (PA)
 • Mayor Giuseppe Lo Verde
 • Total 134.33 km2 (51.87 sq mi)
Elevation 917 m (3,009 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)
 • Total 3,474
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Polizzani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 90028
Dialing code 0921
Patron saint Gandolfo da Binasco
Website Official website

Polizzi Generosa (Sicilian: Pulizzi) is a town and comune (population c. 3,500) in the Metropolitan City of Palermo on the island of Sicily, southern Italy. The town sits in the hills at 917 metres (3,009 ft) above sea level.

Hermitage of San Gandolfo.


The site of Polizzi has traces of human presence since the 6th century BC, archaeological findings including coins from Himera, Carthaginian remains and a Hellenistic necropolis. In the 4th century it was a Carthaginian fortress occupied by mercenaries from Campania.

The town probably developed as a population centre in the late Middle Ages, growing around the castle built by the Norman Count of Sicily Roger I in 1076.


People with connections to Polizzi Generosa include:


  1. ^ Many beautiful things : stories and recipes from Polizzi Generosa by Vincent Schiavelli (2002 - ISBN 0-7432-1528-1)

External links[edit]

  • Extracted Civil Records
  • The geography, history, and residents of Polizzi Generosa are discussed in several chapters of Theresa Maggio's The Stone Boudoir: Travels Through The Hidden Villages of Sicily (New York, 2002).