Place:Polizzi Generosa, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy

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NamePolizzi Generosa
Alt namesPolizzisource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Coordinates37.817°N 14.0°E
Located inPalermo, Sicilia, Italy
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Polizzi Generosa (Sicilian: 'Pulizzi') is a town and comune (population 4,530) in the Province of Palermo on the island of Sicily, southern Italy. The town sits in the hills at 917 in meters.

History

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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 center in the late Middle Ages, growing around the castle built by the Norman Count of Sicily Roger I in 1076.

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