Menfi

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Abstract

[automatically translated] Menfi is a city of new foundation established in the first half of the seventeenth century. It stands on the site of the ancient Burgiomilluso farmhouse, on the hills between the rivers Belice and Carboj not far from the Mediterranean coast. Founded by Muslims and abandoned in Norman times, the settlement was given a new boost with the construction of a castle by Frederick II of Swabia; right around it, in modern times, developed the new city of Tagliavia initiative, the principles of Castelvetrano and holders of the barony of Memphis, a county in 1566.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationBelice 1968-2008: Barocco perduto, Barocco dimenticato
Pages20-25
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Antista, G. (2008). Menfi. In Belice 1968-2008: Barocco perduto, Barocco dimenticato (pp. 20-25)