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Piazza Armerina

PIAZZA ARMERINA, a city of Sicily, in the province of Caltanisetta, 39 m. by road E.S.E. from that town, and the same distance S. of the railway station of Assoro-Valguarnera, 43 m. W. of Catania, situated 2360 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901), 24,119. It has a 15th-century cathedral, with a fine campanile, and some of the houses show Norman or Gothic architecture. The foundation of the town dates from the 11th century, and the dialect is Lombard.

See Mauceri in L'Arte (1906), 14.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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