|Comune di Caccamo|
|Metropolitan city||Palermo (PA)|
|Frazioni||San Giovanni Li Greci, Sambuchi|
|• Mayor||Nicasio Di Cola|
|• Total||188.23 km2 (72.68 sq mi)|
|Elevation||521 m (1,709 ft)|
|• Density||43/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Saint Nicasius of Sicily[permanent dead link]|
The official founding of Caccamo was not until 1093, when the Normans started to build the castle on a rocky spur overlooking a cliff, Castello di Caccamo. The castle itself is actually now being slowly converted into a museum. On the ground level of the castle is a restaurant "A Castellana". Submerged within the Rosamarina lake is a stone bridge built in 1307 on the road that once linked the town with Palermo. The city contains an attractive 11th-century cathedral, which was remodeled in 1477 and 1614. On the side of the cathedral are two churches. The Chiesa dell'Anime del Purgatorio (Church of the Souls of Purgatory) features some stucco work in the eastern end and an 18th-century organ. In the downstairs are catacombs where the skeletons of a number of townspeople lie in niches along the wall, a burial practice that lasted from the 17th century up to 1863.
Since the 1950s the town itself has lost almost half of its inhabitants to emigration. Caccamo holds some great views of the surrounding countryside, including the Rosmarina artificial lake, which was created by a controversial dam built in 1993.
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- Caccamo page on sicilyweb.com (in Italian)
- Database of Caccamo families
- City of Caccamo web site Reference
- Caccamo on See Palermo
- Sito Fotografico Caccamo
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