Borgo in Caltanissetta – Borgo Petilia

The village of Borgo Petilia It belongs to the municipality of Caltanissetta, in the province of Caltanissetta, in Sicily. This village is in Caltanissetta 6,61 kilometers from the same town where it belongs and is in 475 meters above sea level. The population of Borgo Petilia reside 85 inhabitants. The borough, originally it was called Borgo Gattuso in memory of Gigino Gattuso, He died during a brawl and defined “fascist martyr”. This village was founded in Caltanissetta 1941 during the redevelopment promoted from Colonization Deò Latifondo Siciliano with the project architect Edoardo Caracciolo, who made another fifteen villages in Sicily, destined to become centers of services such as schools, churches, infirmaries for the surrounding areas and the remotest isolated. The only remaining church in Borgo Petilia is the parish of the Holy Cross, in that 2011 It was reopened to worship thanks to a work funded by the residents in the area.

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