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Aragona is a town of 9,195 inhabitants on the eastern slope of Mount Belvedere (428 m). The municipality is located in the Free Municipal Consortium of Agrigento in the Autonomous Region of Sicily. Aragona has the highest emigration rate in all of Italy.
Umgebung: The coast is only 20 km from Aragona. In a few minutes they are so at the sea. The port city of Porto Empedocle is the nearest coastal town. There you will also find the beach section Lido Azzurro, to which a bus goes directly from Aragona during the summer months. At the same time, in a few minutes by car you can reach the local recreation areas with their varied flora and fauna, which invite you to go hiking.
Interesting facts about “ARAGONA
Aragona has a train station in the slightly outlying hamlet of Caldare, on the Agrigento-Palermo line. The train station can be reached by car or bus. The town is located on the SS 189, which leads from Agrigento to Palermo. Via the SS 640 you can quickly reach Caltanissetta. From there you can reach the A19 freeway, which leads to Catania.
The airport Fontanarossa in Catania can be reached by car in just over 1.5 hours. The airport Falcone e Borsellino in Punta Raisi near Palermo can be reached by car in about 2 hours.
The port of Porto Empedocle can be reached in 30 minutes by car. From there it is possible to reach by boat the islands of Lampedusa and Linosa. Lampedusa is known as a breeding ground for the loggerhead sea turtle.
The famous Scala dei Turchi can be reached by car in 30 minutes.
History of Aragona
Aragona was founded in 1606 by Baldassare III. Naselli founded. The name of the place derives from the name of the mother Baldassare III. Naselli, Beatrice Aragona Branciforte. The Naselli family received the title of Princes of Aragona in 1615.
Places of interest in Aragona
- Palazzo Principe: 17th century princely palace in Piazza Umberto I.
- Rosario Church in Piazza Umberto I.
- Pfarrkirche Nostra Signora dei Tre Re
- Remains of a Roman villa in Fontanazza
- Riserva Naturale Macalube
- Torre del Salto d’Angiò
Culture in Aragona
Live and work in Aragona
Real estate in Aragona
Economy in Aragona
Aragona was known for its sulfur mines. The mines are shut down today. One of the most famous entrepreneurs in the sulfur mining and trade was the Pirandello family from Porto Empedocle. The writer Luigi Pirandello received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934
- Sacra del Tagano
- Sacra della Salsiccia
- Twinning with La Louviere in Belgium
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