Campobello di Mazara

Campobello di Mazara (Sicilian: Campubbeddu) is a town in the province of Trapani, Sicily, southern Italy.

Campobello di Mazara

Campubbeddu  (Sicilian)
Comune di Campobello di Mazara
Rocks of Cusa
Location of Campobello di Mazara
Campobello di Mazara
Location of Campobello di Mazara in Italy
Campobello di Mazara
Campobello di Mazara (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°38′N 12°45′E
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceTrapani (TP)
FrazioniTre Fontane, Torretta Granitola
Government
  MayorGiuseppe Castiglion
Area
  Total65.83 km2 (25.42 sq mi)
Elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[2]
  Total11,770
  Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Campobellesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
91021
Dialing code0924
Patron saintSt. Vitus
Saint dayJune 15
WebsiteOfficial website

Its inhabitants are scattered in the town center and the minor seaside frazioni of Tre Fontane and Torretta Granitola, populated mostly during the summer period. It borders on the neighbouring cities of Mazara del Vallo and Castelvetrano, and is colloquially known just as Campobello.

History

Campus Belli is the name given by the Romans to the place where the battle between Segesta and Selinunte took place, the name later extended to the town.

Near the town lies Rocche di Cusa, the ancient quarries from which the Selinuntines extracted stone to build temples.

Campobello di Mazara was founded in 1623 by Giuseppe di Napoli, who in 1630 was given it as a dukedom.

Main sights

  • Cave di Cusa
  • Ducal Palace
  • The Clocktower. About 27 m high, it overlooks the town.
  • Mother Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Palazzo Accardi

Economy

The town is an agricultural center and is known thanks to its production of olives and wine plantations.

Cultivated fields, mainly olive groves and vines, characterize the landscape of Campobello di Mazara.

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