Naro (Sicilian: Naru [ˈnaːɾʊ]) is a comune in the province of Agrigento, on the island of Sicily, Italy. It is bounded by the comuni of Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Camastra, Campobello di Licata, Canicattì, Castrofilippo, Delia, Favara, Licata, Palma di Montechiaro, Ravanusa and Sommatino. The naturalised French composer Achille Campisiano (1837–1901) was born in this village. It is also the birthplace of Il Volo singer Piero Barone.

Comune di Naro
View from the castle
View from the castle
Coat of arms of Naro
Location of Naro
Naro is located in Italy
Location of Naro in Italy
Naro is located in Sicily
Naro (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°18′N 13°48′E / 37.300°N 13.800°E / 37.300; 13.800Coordinates: 37°18′N 13°48′E / 37.300°N 13.800°E / 37.300; 13.800
ProvinceAgrigento (AG)
 • Total207 km2 (80 sq mi)
600 m (2,000 ft)
 (December 31, 2011)[2]
 • Total8,169
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0922
Patron saintSan Calogero
Saint dayJune 18
WebsiteOfficial website


There was already a settlement in the area of Naro in the Roman era, of which remains such as catacombs and ruins of Roman villas have been found. It was an important fortified town during the Arab and the Norman occupation, and remained a regional centre. The medieval castle, the ruined Norman church and several baroque buildings testify to its rich history.

In the Second World War, Naro was damaged by aerial bombing.

Naro is famous for the festival of its local patron Saint, San Calogero, which is celebrated on June 18. On this day, a statue of the Saint is carried through the city streets in a procession with many participants.


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ ISTAT

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Naro at Wikimedia Commons